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  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019 1:55 PM | Jerry Gipper (Administrator)

    Closing Date: Mon, Mar 4 2019 11:59 pm PST

    Description: The VITA 48.0 .1 and .2  working group has completed the drafts and has voted to take the drafts through to the ANSI process to be recognized as revised ANSI standards.

    Voter registration for voting for ANSI recognition of the following draft standards is now open:

    • VITA 48.0-201x, Mechanical Specification for Microcomputers using Ruggedized Enhanced Design Implementation (REDI) - (revision of ANSI/VITA 48.0-2010)
    • VITA 48.1-201x, Mechanical Specification for Microcomputers Using REDI Air Cooling - (revision of ANSI/VITA 48.1-2010)
    • VITA 48.2-201x, Mechanical Specification for Microcomputers using REDI Conduction Cooling Applied to VITA 46 - (revision of ANSI/VITA 48.2-2010)

    This ballot is open to both VITA members and non-members alike. You must register if you wish to participate in the ballots. Feel free to contact non-members who may have an interest in this standard. Non-members should contact the undersigned for login credentials.

    This solicitation will be open for 14 days. The roster will be vetted to ensure it meets balance, lack of dominance and openness rules. Following which a formal ballot will be sent to the registrants for voting.

    The ANSI Function can be found on our governance page: http://www.vita.com/Governance

    Jing Kwok
    Technical Director, VITA
    website FAQ: http://www.vita.com/FAQ

  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018 8:00 AM | Jerry Gipper (Administrator)

    Closing Date: Tue, Dec 12 2018 11:59 pm PST

    Description: Under ANSI rules every 5 years an approved standard must be reaffirmed, revised, or withdrawn. There have been no requests for revision or errata for this standard in question, hence it is recommended that it be put forth for reaffirmation.

    Voter registration for voting for ANSI recognition of the following standard for the reaffirmation process is now open.

    ANSI/VITA 42.3-2014, XMC PCI Express Protocol Layer Standard

    Abstract: This standard describes a method for implementing PCI Express on the VITA 42.0, XMC mezzanine form factor.

    The full documents can be obtained from the Approved Standards page.

    This ballot is open to both VITA members and non-members alike. You must register if you wish to participate in the ballots. Feel free to contact non-members who may have an interest in this standard/these standards. Non-members should contact the undersigned for login credentials.

    This solicitation will be open for 14 days. The roster will be vetted to ensure it meets balance, lack of dominance and openness rules. Following which a formal ballot will be sent to the registrants for voting.

    The ANSI Function can be found on our governance page -> http://www.vita.com/Governance

    Jing Kwok
    Technical Director, VITA

  • Monday, November 19, 2018 8:00 AM | Jerry Gipper (Administrator)

    Closing Date: Mon, Dec 3 2018 11:59 pm PST

    The VITA 67.0-2018x Revision working group has completed the draft and has voted to take the draft through to the ANSI process to be recognized as a new/revised ANSI standard.

    The ANSI consensus body registration for voting for ANSI recognition of the following draft standard is now open.

    VITA 67.0, Coaxial Interconnect on VPX – Base Standard (Revision)

    Abstract: The objective of this standard is to establish a structure for implementing blind mate analog coaxial interconnects with VPX backplanes and plug-in modules, and to define a specific family of interconnects and configurations within that structure.

    This ballot is open to both VITA members and non-members alike. You must register if you wish to participate in the ballots. Feel free to contact non-members who may have an interest in this standard. Non-members should contact the undersigned for login credentials.

    This solicitation will be open for 14 days. The roster will be vetted to ensure it meets balance, lack of dominance and openness rules. Following which a formal ballot will be sent to the registrants for voting.

    Please register ONLY IF you intend to vote.

    The ANSI Function can be found on our governance page: www.vita.com/Governance

    Jing Kwok
    Technical Director, VITA

  • Monday, November 05, 2018 8:00 AM | Jerry Gipper (Administrator)

    Closing Date: Mon, Nov 19 2018 11:59 pm PST

    Description: The VITA 57.1  working group has completed the draft and has voted to take the draft through to the ANSI process to be recognized as a revised ANSI standard.

    The ANSI consensus body registration for voting for ANSI recognition of the following draft standard is now open.

    VITA 57.1, FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) Standard (Revision)

    Abstract: This standard describes the compliance requirements for an FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) IO module which utilizes a mezzanine module to provide for a low overhead protocol bridge between a carrier card's front panel IO and an FPGA processing device on the carrier cabr>

    This ballot is open to both VITA members and non-members alike. You must register if you wish to participate in the ballots. Feel free to contact non-members who may have an interest in this standard. Non-members should contact the undersigned for login credentials.

    This solicitation will be open for 14 days. The roster will be vetted to ensure it meets balance, lack of dominance and openness rules. Following which a formal ballot will be sent to the registrants for voting.

    Please register ONLY IF you intend to vote.

    The ANSI Function can be found on our governance page: www.vita.com/Governance

    Jing Kwok
    Technical Director, VITA

  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018 4:00 PM | Jerry Gipper (Administrator)

    Public registration for voting on American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recognition of this draft standard is now open. This ballot is open to both VITA members and non-members.

    Non-members of VITA should contact Jing Kwok for login credentials.

    Closing Date: November 7, 2018

    VITA 86, High Voltage Input Sealed Connector Power Supply (new Standard)

    Abstract: This standard defines an environmentally sealed connector pair which is compatible with the backplane footprint as defined in VITA 62.0 for 3U power supplies operating in harsh environments operating off of a high voltage input.

    Description: The VITA 86 working group has completed the draft and has voted to take the draft through to the ANSI process to be recognized as a new ANSI standard.

    ANSI function: ANSI facilitates the development of American National Standards (ANS) by accrediting the procedures of VITA, whose groups work cooperatively to develop voluntary national consensus standards. Accreditation by ANSI signifies that the procedures used by VITA in connection with the development of American National Standards meet the Institute’s essential requirements for openness, balance, consensus and due process.

    Policy: Potential balloters will be asked to specify one of the following interest categories when registering for a ballot.

    • Producer – produces the end result of the standard or supplies components used in the standard.
    • User – uses the end result of the standard.
    • Government/Military – user or producer of the standard in government or military setting.
    • Research – user or producer of the standard in a research setting.
    • General Interest – neither a user nor producer.

    The affiliation and interest category of each member of the balloting body shall be made available to interested parties upon request.

    A balloter who has indicated a desire to be on the standards development committee’s list for a particular category or categories of standards shall receive the proposed standard(s), electronic ballot(s), and all appropriate information.

  • Monday, June 18, 2018 10:16 AM | Jerry Gipper (Administrator)

    Public registration for voting on American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recognition of these draft standards is now open. This ballot is open to both VITA members and non-members.

    Closing Date: July 2, 2018

    Description: The VITA 47.0 working group has completed the revisions and has voted to take the documents through to the ANSI process to be recognized as a revised ANSI standard. Voter registration for ANSI recognition of the following draft standards is now open:

    • VITA 47.1, Common Requirements for Environments, Design and Construction, Safety, and Quality for VITA 47 Plug-In Modules Dot Standard (new Standard)

    Abstract: This standard defines the common Environments, Design and Construction, Safety, and Quality for Plug-In Module requirements common across VITA 47.1, VITA 47.2, and VITA 47.3. VITA 47.2 and VITA 47.3 contain the unique requirements aligned with the definitions of IPC J-STD-001. Class 2 and 3 respectively.

    • VITA 47.2, Class 2 Requirements for Environments, Design and Construction, Safety, and Quality for VITA 47 Plug-in Modules Dot Standards (new Standard)

    Abstract: This standard defines the unique Environments, Design and Construction, Safety, and Quality for Plug-In Module requirements related to products meant to align with the applications defined in IPC J-STD-001, Class 2.

    • VITA 47.3, Class 3 Requirements for Environments, Design and Construction, Safety, and Quality for VITA 47 Plug-In Modules Dot Standard (new Standard)

    Abstract: This standard defines the unique Environments, Design and Construction, Safety, and Quality for Plug-In Module requirements related to products meant to align with the applications defined in IPC J-STD-001, Class 3.

    ANSI function: ANSI facilitates the development of American National Standards (ANS) by accrediting the procedures of VITA, whose groups work cooperatively to develop voluntary national consensus standards. Accreditation by ANSI signifies that the procedures used by VITA in connection with the development of American National Standards meet the Institute’s essential requirements for openness, balance, consensus and due process.

    Policy: Potential balloters will be asked to specify one of the following interest categories when registering for a ballot.

    • Producer – produces the end result of the standard or supplies components used in the standard.
    • User – uses the end result of the standard.
    • Government/Military – user or producer of the standard in government or military setting.
    • Research – user or producer of the standard in a research setting.
    • General Interest – neither a user nor producer.

    The affiliation and interest category of each member of the balloting body shall be made available to interested parties upon request.

    A balloter who has indicated a desire to be on the standards development committee’s list for a particular category or categories of standards shall receive the proposed standard(s), electronic ballot(s), and all appropriate information.

    Non-members of VITA should contact Jing Kwok for login credentials.

  • Wednesday, June 06, 2018 2:23 PM | Jerry Gipper (Administrator)

    Closing Date: Wed, Jun 20 2018 11:59 pm PDT

    Description: Under ANSI rules after 5 years of a standard being reaffirmed, a standard may enter a 10 year stabilized maintenance period. There have been no requests for revision or errata for this standard in question, hence it is recommended that it be maintained in stabilized maintenance mode.

    Voter registration for voting for ANSI recognition of the following standard for the stabilized maintenance process is now open.

    Title: ANSI/VITA 51.1–2008(R2013), Reliability Prediction MIL-HDBKHDBK HDBK-217 Subsidiary Specification

    Abstract: This specification provides standard defaults and methods to adjust the models in MIL-HDBK-217F Notice 2. This is not a revision of MIL-HDBK-217F Notice 2 but a standardization of the inputs to the MIL-HDBK-217F Notice 2 calculations to give more consistent results.

    If you think the standard in question needs a revision, please indicate that need and be prepared to sponsor it and provide a proposal.

    This ballot is open to both VITA members and non-members alike. You must register if you wish to participate in the ballots. Non-members should contact VITA for login credentials.

    The roster will be vetted to ensure it meets balance, lack of dominance and openness rules. Following which a formal ballot will be sent to the registrants for voting.

    Please register ONLY if you intend to vote.

  • Tuesday, May 08, 2018 11:28 AM | Jerry Gipper (Administrator)

    Public registration for voting on American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recognition of this draft standard is now open. This ballot is open to both VITA members and non-members.

    Closing Date: May 21, 2018

    Description: The VITA 47.0 working group has completed the revisions and has voted to take the documents through to the ANSI process to be recognized as a revised ANSI standard. Voter registration for ANSI recognition of the following draft standard is now open :

    • VITA 47.0, Construction, Safety, and Quality for Plug-In Modules Standard

      Abstract: The VITA 47 group of standards defines environmental, design and construction, safety, and quality requirements for commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) Plug-In Modules intended for ground and aerospace applications.

    ANSI function: ANSI facilitates the development of American National Standards (ANS) by accrediting the procedures of VITA, whose groups work cooperatively to develop voluntary national consensus standards. Accreditation by ANSI signifies that the procedures used by VITA in connection with the development of American National Standards meet the Institute’s essential requirements for openness, balance, consensus and due process.

    Policy: Potential balloters will be asked to specify one of the following interest categories when registering for a ballot.

    • Producer – produces the end result of the standard or supplies components used in the standard.
    • User – uses the end result of the standard.
    • Government/Military – user or producer of the standard in government or military setting.
    • Research – user or producer of the standard in a research setting.
    • General Interest – neither a user nor producer. 

    The affiliation and interest category of each member of the balloting body shall be made available to interested parties upon request.

    A balloter who has indicated a desire to be on the standards development committee’s list for a particular category or categories of standards shall receive the proposed standard(s), electronic ballot(s), and all appropriate information. 

    Non-members of VITA should contact Jing Kwok for login credentials.


  • Monday, April 02, 2018 1:15 PM | Jerry Gipper (Administrator)

    Public registration for voting on American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recognition of this draft standard is now open. This ballot is open to both VITA members and non-members.

    Closing Date: April 17, 2018

    Description: The VITA 67 working group has completed the revisions and has voted to take the documents through to the ANSI process to be recognized as a revised ANSI standard.

    • Revised VITA 67.1-2012, Coaxial Interconnect on VPX, 3U, 4 Position SMPM Configuration
    • Revised VITA 67.2-2012, Coaxial Interconnect on VPX, 8 Position SMPM Configuration

    ANSI function: ANSI facilitates the development of American National Standards (ANS) by accrediting the procedures of VITA, whose groups work cooperatively to develop voluntary national consensus standards. Accreditation by ANSI signifies that the procedures used by VITA in connection with the development of American National Standards meet the Institute’s essential requirements for openness, balance, consensus and due process.

    Policy: Potential balloters will be asked to specify one of the following interest categories when registering for a ballot.

    • Producer – produces the end result of the standard or supplies components used in the standard.
    • User – uses the end result of the standard.
    • Government/Military – user or producer of the standard in government or military setting.
    • Research – user or producer of the standard in a research setting.
    • General Interest – neither a user nor producer.

    The affiliation and interest category of each member of the balloting body shall be made available to interested parties upon request.

    A balloter who has indicated a desire to be on the standards development committee’s list for a particular category or categories of standards shall receive the proposed standard(s), electronic ballot(s), and all appropriate information. 

    Non-members of VITA should contact Jing Kwok for login credentials.

  • Monday, February 19, 2018 10:46 AM | Jerry Gipper (Administrator)

    Public registration for voting on American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recognition of this draft standard is now open. This ballot is open to both VITA members and non-members.

    Non-members of VITA should contact Jing Kwok for login credentials.

    Closing Date: March 5, 2018

    VITA 57.4 (new Standard), FPGA Mezzanine Card Plus (FMC+) Standard

    Abstract: This standard extends the VITA 57.1 FMC standard by specifying two new connectors that enable additional Gigabit Transceiver interfaces that run at up to 28Gbps.

    Description: The VITA 57.4 working group has completed the draft and has voted to take the draft through to the ANSI process to be recognized as a new ANSI standard.

    ANSI function: ANSI facilitates the development of American National Standards (ANS) by accrediting the procedures of VITA, whose groups work cooperatively to develop voluntary national consensus standards. Accreditation by ANSI signifies that the procedures used by VITA in connection with the development of American National Standards meet the Institute’s essential requirements for openness, balance, consensus and due process.

    Policy: Potential balloters will be asked to specify one of the following interest categories when registering for a ballot.

    • Producer – produces the end result of the standard or supplies components used in the standard.
    • User – uses the end result of the standard.
    • Government/Military – user or producer of the standard in government or military setting.
    • Research – user or producer of the standard in a research setting.
    • General Interest – neither a user nor producer.

    The affiliation and interest category of each member of the balloting body shall be made available to interested parties upon request.

    A balloter who has indicated a desire to be on the standards development committee’s list for a particular category or categories of standards shall receive the proposed standard(s), electronic ballot(s), and all appropriate information.

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