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  • Monday, August 20, 2018 10:11 AM | Jerry Gipper (Administrator)

    For any military, the key to victory is dominance in multiple battlefield domains -- ground, sea, air, space, and now cyber. To achieve that dominance militaries must leverage communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) technology across those domains. This webcast will cover how embedded electronics and open standards enable superior C4ISR -- from sensors to signal processing to real-time communications.

    Date/Time: August 30, 2018, 2 PM EDT

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    Expert Speaker: Ray Alderman, Chairman of the Board, VITA

    Sponsors: Elma Electronic, Pentek

  • Tuesday, July 24, 2018 11:13 AM | Jerry Gipper (Administrator)
    ANSI and VITA Ratify ANSI/VITA 57.4-2018 FPGA Mezzanine Card Plus (FMC+) Standard
    Increased throughput to 28 Gbps

    VITA, September 27, 2018 — VITA, the trade association for standard computing architectures serving critical and intelligent embedded computing systems markets, announces the ratification by ANSI and VITA of ANSI/VITA 57.4-2018 “FPGA Mezzanine Card Plus (FMC+) Standard”. This standard has completed the VITA and ANSI processes reaching full recognition under guidance of VITA. The FMC+ standard extends the Gigabit transceiver support specified in ANSI/VITA 57.1 by adding two new connectors that enable additional Gigabit transceivers running at higher data rates.

    FMC+ adds an optional extension connector (the High Serial Pin Connector extension, or HSPCe) to boost pin-count by 80 positions, arranged in a 4 X 20 array. This brings the maximum multigigabit interfaces to 32 full duplex channels. Additionally, throughput per multigigabit interface has increased to 28 Gbps in each direction. This will allow for higher data rates and expanded bandwidth to all fit within the same form factor as FMC.

    Additional signals to support backplane reference clock and synchronization have been added. The ANSI/VITA 57.4 standard defines functionality to maintain backward compatibility between new VITA 57.4 carrier cards and existing VITA 57.1 mezzanine modules.

    “Samtec is proud to offer the next-generation FMC+ connector solution” said David Givens, VITA 57.4 working group chair and Standards Director at Samtec.  “The customized SEARAY™ has flawless reliability. It provides extensive flexibility to FPGA developers and VITA-hardware users alike, while maintaining ideal signal integrity.” The SEARAY connector technology is key to meeting the data transfer goals established by the VITA 57.4 working group.

    Copies of the standard are available for purchase at the VITA Online Store.

    About VITA

    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.

    VITA and the VITA, VMEbus Technology, VXS, VPX, OpenVPX, VPX REDI, XMC, FMC, FMC+, VNX, and Reliability Community logos are trademarks of VITA in the United States and other countries. Other names and brands may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

  • Tuesday, July 10, 2018 8:09 AM | Jerry Gipper (Administrator)

    ANSI/VITA 48.4-2018 Liquid Flow Through VPX Plug-In Module standard has been posted. The standard is available for purchase at www.vita.com/Purchase . 

  • Thursday, June 21, 2018 9:41 AM | Jerry Gipper (Administrator)

    ANSI/VITA ANSI/VITA 17.3-2018 Serial Front Panel Data Port Gen 3.0 standard has been posted. See media release. The standard is available for purchase at www.vita.com/Purchase . 

  • Tuesday, June 19, 2018 10:14 AM | Jerry Gipper (Administrator)

    WOLF Advanced Technology designs and manufactures rugged 6U VPX,3U VPX, XMC, MXM/MXC and other small form factor boards for video capture, process, encode and display. WOLF solutions are designed to operate in harsh aerospace and defense environments without sacrificing any of the processing power available from the latest generation NVIDIA, AMD and Xilinx high-speed GPUs, APUs and FPGAs. WOLF’s high-performance modules are also ideal for field deployments requiring GPGPU parallel processing and deep learning inference.

    WOLF products include COTS, MCOTS and custom designs. 

  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018 1:55 PM | Jerry Gipper (Administrator)

    ANSI and VITA have ratified revisions to the ANSI/VITA 46.9-2018 PMC/XMC Rear I/O Fabric Signal Mapping on 3U and 6U VPX Modules Standard. The revised standard is available for purchase at www.vita.com/Purchase

  • Friday, May 25, 2018 10:08 AM | Jerry Gipper (Administrator)

    Tucson Embedded Systems, Inc. (TES) is a leading provider of products, services and embedded systems to the Aerospace, Defense and Commercial industries. They specialize in developing mission and flight critical hardware and software systems, validation and testing, training and research and development.

  • Thursday, May 10, 2018 2:11 PM | Jerry Gipper (Administrator)

    SimVentions (www.simventions.com) provides systems, software, and cycbersecurity engineering services, program management,  and modeling and simulation tools for the computing industry.

  • Friday, February 09, 2018 5:33 PM | Jerry Gipper (Administrator)

    ANSI/VITA ANSI/VITA 67.3-2017 Coaxial Interconnect on VPX, Spring-Loaded Contact on Backplane has been posted. Available for purchase at www.vita.com/Purchase. 

  • Tuesday, February 06, 2018 10:42 AM | Jerry Gipper (Administrator)

    Please join us on February 21 at 11 AM EST for this webcast with Mike Hackert of NAVAIR.

    Enabling Open Architectures and Commonality in Military Systems

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