ANSI and VITA Ratify ANSI/VITA 65.0-2019 OpenVPX™ Systems Standard

VITA, November 21, 2019 - VITA, the trade association for standard computing architectures serving critical and intelligent embedded computing systems industries, announces the ratification by ANSI of the latest edition of the OpenVPX System Standard under ANSI/VITA 65.0-2019. This is a planned update to the architecture framework that defines system-level VPX interoperability for multi-vendor, multi-module, integrated system environments.

With this release, profiles were added to ANSI/VITA 65.0-2019 for alignment with the SOSA™ Technical Standard. There were also several enhancements to existing profiles to align with current design practices. Profile tables were updated in ANSI/VITA 65.1-2019, a spreadsheet tool for developers and users to better understand the profile choices described in VITA 65 and make future maintenance of the standard easier. The working group additionally clarified several existing sections to improve consistency and usability of the standard.

“The VITA OpenVPX VITA 65 working group has been closely involved with the SOSA Consortium to further develop VPX profiles suitable for the defense sensor application space,” stated Jerry Gipper, VITA Executive Director. “The efforts of the SOSA Consortium and VITA have greatly focused the many options available under OpenVPX, making it a leading standard for high performance critical embedded computing systems.”

The VITA 65 working group is continually reviewing profile candidates for inclusion in the OpenVPX Standard as part of their mission to support it as a living document that adapts to changing technology.

VPX is gaining design wins in many compute-intensive applications where performance in throughput and high-compute density (size) are critical factors. Applications in which VPX systems are deployed include signal and video processing, radar, communications, transportation, and control and management. As new applications for VPX emerge, new requirements sometimes mean that new profiles must be defined to help guide the interoperability points necessary for integrating module to module, module to backplane, and chassis. OpenVPX will continue to evolve and incorporate new fabric, connector, and system technologies.

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Founded in 1984, VITA is an incorporated, non-profit organization of suppliers and users who share a common market interest in critical embedded systems. VITA champions open system architectures. Its activities are international in scope, technical, promotional, and user-centric. VITA aims to increase total market size for its members, expand market exposure for suppliers, and deliver timely technical information. VITA has American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) accreditation to develop standards (VME, VXS, VPX, OpenVPX, VPX REDI, XMC, FMC, FMC+, VNX, Reliability Community, etc.) for embedded systems used in a myriad of critical applications and harsh environments. For more information, visit www.VITA.com.

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