VXS Marketing Alliance
The continuing need for more bandwidth in VMEbus environments met with new switched serial fabric technology. Simultaneously, it was recognized that other improvements such as increased power supply and cooling capability were required for a new generation of high-performance processors on single board computers.
ANSI/VITA 41, VMEbus Switched Serial or VXS, is an ANSI standard that combines parallel VMEbus with enhancements to support switched serial fabrics including PCI Express, RapidIO, StarFabric and InfiniBand over a new high speed P0 connector. Backward compatibility is maintained with existing backplanes that do not have a conflicting P0 scheme. Combining the VME2eSST parallel bus with switch fabric technologies for multi-point, high-speed data transfers creates choices for embedded computing designs of all types. The standard also incorporates ANSI/VITA 1.7, allowing more DC power input into each board.
VXS is actually a family of specifications, with a base specification defining common elements and dot specifications defining mapping of switched fabrics, management and system interfaces.
|VXS Continues to Expand into New Markets, Technology Evolves||August 2011|
|VXS Architecture Expected to Grow 3X by End of 2012||April 2011|
|VITA Members Form VXS Marketing Alliance||August 2010|
|Jefferson Lab Advances the State of Science in Nuclear Physics||Pentek|
|More VME Systems Users Migrate To VXS Technology, Paul Whytock, Editor||Electronic Design|
|The VXS Ecosystem Continues to Thrive, Justin Moll, Elma Bustronic|
|VITA 41 (VXS) plays a key role in the VITA ecosystem, Melissa Heckman, Elma Bustronic|
|VITA 41 (VXS) Evolutionary open standard with scalable bandwidth, Andrew Reddig, TEK Microsystems|
|VXS versus VPX: Either -- or both?, David Compston, GE Intelligent Platforms, Inc.|
|Thermal trends for VXS and VPX deployment, Bob Sullivan, Hybricon|
VXS Introduction, executive briefing
VXS Overview, complete set of slides