VPX Backplanes technical Reference Guide

July 24, 2017

The VPX reference guide provides relevant reference material for Elma's VPX backplanes. The information provided may change at anytime. OpenVPX is a process that defines system level VPX interoperability for multi-vendor, multi-module, integrated systems environments. The OpenVPX process defines clear interoperability points necessary for integration from module to module, module to backplane and backplane to chassis.
OpenVPX purpose:
 Control and manage the assignment of VPX pins to functional planes in an interoperable architecture
 To get a high-degree of interoperability, while leaving room for sensor- /application-specific augmentation
 To make the process of developing VPX-based solutions from the lab to the field much more efficient in cost, time, quality, and repeatability

OpenVPX provides a descriptive language for identifying slot and module requirements and backplanes capability. It also provided withthe part number configuration more information on the control and fabric planes, including the signal speeds.