Learn more about SOSA system management and advanced VITA 46.11 functionality 25 July

July 14, 2023
Webcast examining what the 1.1 System Manager module is and how ANSI/VITA 46.11 fits into it to be held at 2 p.m. EDT

NASHUA, N.H. - Military + Aerospace Electronics invites you to our free 25 July 2023 webcast exploring SOSA system management and VITA 46.11 functionality, which begins at 2 p.m. This event is sponsored by Elma Electronic in Fremont, Calif.

Monitoring the health, power, and cooling of boards used in military systems is just as important as the performance of the end system. System Management directly benefits the warfighter by providing reconfigurability for faster redeployment and health monitoring in the event that elements of the chassis start to fail.

The "1.1 System Manager" module is a key component to the Sensor Open Systems Architecture™ (SOSA) Technical Standard. The SOSA Technical Standard describes the System Manager module as providing “system management functionality to and for managed SOSA modules, PICs, and other hardware elements (e.g., power supplies, network switches). Functionality is provided via a set of system management services. The ability to manage and interact with these system management services is enabled through well-defined sets of APIs and sensor component messages.”

The System Manager module relies heavily on the ANSI/VITA 46.11-2022 standard "System Management on VPX", which provides the key components for monitoring the health, power, and cooling of SOSA plug-in cards and chassis infrastructure, and offers the means to not-only quickly and accurately find and correct faults, but also provide valuable data for predicting future faults. As a result, the System Manager module is an important element of the overall SOSA architecture.

In this webcast we will examine what the 1.1 System Manager module is, how ANSI/VITA 46.11 fits into it, and what features SOSA requires of SOSA aligned hardware elements including Chassis Management Modules (CMMs), and individual plug-in cards’ and Power Supply Unit’s Intelligent Platform Management Controller processors.

Expert Mark Littlefield of Elma will provide insight into this topic. Littlefield is an active contributor to multiple VITA and SOSA technical working groups including the SOSA small form factor (SFF) sub-committee, and was co-chair of the VITA 65 OpenVPX working group. He has more than 25 years of experience in embedded computing, where he has held a range of technical and professional roles supporting defense, medical, and commercial applications. 

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