SOSA is Here. What’s Coming Next in 100Gb High-Speed Ethernet Connectivity?

Nov. 9, 2023
A Military & Aerospace Electronics-hosted webinar sponsored by Elma, Concurrent Technologies, and EIZO

Originally broadcast on November 9, 2023. Now available On Demand.

Sponsored by: Elma, Concurrent Technologies, EIZO

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The SOSA technical standard is enjoying accelerated adoption and successful early deployments in the US and worldwide. More than 160 companies are now designing and delivering solutions based on the standard, and numerous multi-vendor interoperability demos have successfully occurred. SOSA is being referenced more and more in programs of record.

Having successfully demonstrated interoperability between Plug-In-Cards (PICs) from SOSA ecosystem partners, we will show how we are utilizing these newly unlocked 100 Gb high bandwidth Ethernet connections to provide:

  • Resilient systems through innovative backplane connectivity
  • Easily reconfigurable heterogeneous compute solutions by mixing CPU and GPGPU resources
  • Real-time capability to meet the needs of workload consolidation

As a new chapter unfolds on the adoption of the standard, this webinar examines what’s on the horizon that can push your designs to the next level of performance.


Ken Grob, Director
Embedded Computing Architectures

Ken Grob is director of embedded computing architectures for Elma Electronic. He is responsible for driving the company’s integrated platform solutions. He was the co-owner of a well-respected embedded sub-systems integration company. He is a highly respected technical expert in the embedded computing open architectures and a leading contributor to VITA standards and the SOSA™ Technical Standard. Ken holds a BSEE from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA.

Nigel Forrester
Director of Strategy
Concurrent Technologies

Nigel Forrester is Director of Strategy for Concurrent Technologies and is responsible for driving initiatives to meet the company’s future objectives and leading the marketing team. Nigel has previously held technical a variety of engineering and marketing roles in the embedded computer industry and is an accomplished speaker and author. He holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Computer Science and Statistics from Reading University.

Chris Fadeley
Chief Technology Officer


Chris Fadeley is the Chief Technology Officer at EIZO Rugged Solutions (ERS) with a strong background in embedded software engineering. Chris drives the technological vision at ERS while working directly in Engineering to ensure succesful integration of the latest GPU, Video, and Data Processing solutions into future products. He leads all of ERS initiatives in AI, Deep Learning, GPGPU processing and optimization technologies. He holds a BS Computer Engineering Degree from the University of Florida.

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