VPX embedded computing technology gets boost as preferred high-speed interconnect with ANSI ratification as open-systems standard

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., 16 June 2010. The OpenVPX system specification that defines system-level VPX interoperability for multivendor, multimodule, integrated embedded computing system environments, has been ratified by the American National Standards Institute as ANSI/VITA 65.0-2010. ANSI approval of the OpenVPX standard should bolster confidence in the embedded computer industry that the VPX high-speed serial interconnect will become a widely accepted standard among single-board computer and backplane chassis vendors, and will be widely accepted by prime systems integrators -- particularly in the aerospace and defense industry.

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., 16 June 2010. The OpenVPX system specification that defines system-level VPX interoperability for multivendor, multimodule, integrated embedded computing system environments, has been ratified by the American National Standards Institute as ANSI/VITA 65.0-2010.

ANSI approval of the OpenVPX standard should bolster confidence in the embedded computer industry that the VPX high-speed serial interconnect will become a widely accepted standard among single-board computer and backplane chassis vendors, and will be widely accepted by prime systems integrators -- particularly in the aerospace and defense industry.

VPX is gaining design wins in data-intensive applications such as signal processing and video processing, radar, communications, transportation, control, and management where performance in throughput size are crucial, VITA experts say.

“OpenVPX truly defines a system-wide specification that streamlines the use of VPX,” says Neil Peterson, chairman of the VPX Marketing Alliance. “OpenVPX was defined to give us room to grow the technology and meet future industry needs without impacting current work.”

VPX is a broadly defined technology that uses switch fabric technologies in 3U and 6U Eurocard format modules. The OpenVPX framework delineates clear interoperability points necessary for integrating module to module, module to backplane, and chassis. OpenVPX will evolve and incorporate new fabric, connector, and system technologies as new standards are defined.

For more information, contact VITA's VPX Marketing Alliance online at www.vita.com.

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