Jim Robles of Boeing leads VPX webcast today at 3 pm est

NASHUA, N.H., 29 July 2009. Jim Robles, senior technical fellow at Boeing in Seattle, leads a webcast titled "The VPX Standard and Its Use in Military Applications" today at 3 p.m. EST. The webcast looks at the latest developments in the VPX standards process as well as the technological advantages VPX brings to military systems. It is produced by Military & Aerospace Electronics magazine.

NASHUA, N.H., 29 July 2009. Jim Robles, senior technical fellow at Boeing in Seattle, leads a webcast titled "The VPX Standard and Its Use in Military Applications" today at 3 p.m. EST. The webcast looks at the latest developments in the VPX standards process as well as the technological advantages VPX brings to military systems. It is produced by Military & Aerospace Electronics magazine.

Other speakers include Mark Littlefield, product marketing manager at Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing in Leesburg, Va., Frank T. Willis, director of product management and marketing, at GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms in Albuquerque, N.M., Anne Mascarin, product marketing manager at Mercury Computer Systems in Chelmsford, Mass., and Bob Grochmal, director of the OpenVPX program at Mercury Computer Systems.

To register for the webcast click here.

The VITA standard VPX - also known as VITA 46 - provides military VME bus-based systems with support for switched fabrics over a high-speed connector. It promises near-supercomputer performance in small embedded form factors such as 3U that never took off with traditional VME. While VPX systems are already in development for U.S. defense programs there are still many technological issues with the standard that need to be resolved such as system interoperability, cooling specifications, and connector challenges.

This VPX webcast is sponsored by Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, Mercury Computer Systems, and SIE Computing Solutions in Brockton, Mass.

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