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  • Wednesday, March 17, 2021 3:17 PM | Jerry Gipper (Administrator)

    VITA Announces Dean Holman as VP/Assistant Executive Director

    March 17, 2021 — VITA, the trade association for standard computing architectures serving critical embedded systems industries has announced that Dean Holman has accepted a position as VITA VP and Assistant Executive Director effective March 1, 2021.

    "I am honored and extremely excited to be taking on the role of VP and Assistant Executive Director at VITA," stated Dean. “This new role will allow me to leverage over three decades of leadership in the Aerospace and Defense industry to advance the development, publication and adoption of next generation leading edge standards. I am pleased to be able to apply my experience building international teams, driving process/quality improvements, and ensuring customer success to help VITA continue leading the industry in producing open interoperability standards to enable future system designs.”

    Dean has a long history with VITA going back to 2004 when he began participating in VITA as Technical Editor of the VITA 46 working group while at Mercury Systems. In 2011, the membership elected Dean as Chairman of VITA Standards where he leads the bi-monthly standards meetings and guides the working groups through the standards development process.

  • Monday, January 25, 2021 8:00 AM | Jerry Gipper (Administrator)

    Defines standards for VPX connectors that support higher data rates, to at least 25 Gbaud.

    Embedded Tech Trends 2021, January 25, 2021 — VITA, the trade association for standard computing architectures serving critical and intelligent embedded computing systems markets, announces the ratification of the following standards:

    • ANSI/VITA 46.30-2020 Higher Data Rate VPX Standard by ANSI and VITA
    • VITA 46.31-2020-VDSTU Higher Data Rate, Solder Tail VPX Standard by VITA.

    These standards define VPX connectors that support higher data rates, to at least 25 Gbaud – for protocols such as 100GBASE-KR4 Ethernet and PCIe Gen 4. Connectors compliant to VITA 46.30 or VITA 46.31 are intermateable to legacy VITA 46.0 connectors and follow the same form factor. ANSI/VITA 46.30-2020 was ratified under the VITA and ANSI processes reaching full recognition under guidance of VITA. VITA 46.31-2020 was ratified under the VITA processes as a VITA Draft Standard for Trial Use while the connector undergoes further validation testing.

    "The industry has been driving higher speeds in VPX architecture for several years," said Mike Walmsley, product manager at TE Connectivity and Chair of the VITA 46.30 and VITA 46.31 working groups. “These new standards leverage the connector development that provides signal integrity for the next generation protocols, while maintaining intermateability."

    Initially, the VPX performance roadmap evolved from its initial signaling rates of 3.125 Gbaud to over 10 Gbaud through advances in board technology and system design. Higher data rate protocols continued to be designed into OpenVPX systems, enabled by processor technology advancements supporting higher signal speeds and more cores. But newer protocols such as PCIe Gen 4 and 100GBASE-KR4 Ethernet are being implemented and these protocol standards have roadmaps for higher data rates, in some cases doubling every 2-3 years. As signaling rates increased above 10 Gbaud, the VPX slot connector needed to evolve to support signal integrity requirements in the channel. The VITA 46.30 and VITA 46.31 standards define such higher performance connectors.

    A key physical difference between the original VITA 46.0 connector and the new higher data rate connectors defined in ANSI/VITA 46.30 is a smaller pin size at the board termination. Compliant pins are reduced in size to reduce crosstalk and minimize impedance discontinuity at the connector/PCB interface. The VITA 46.31 standard uses solder tails instead of smaller compliant pins for the high speed signals, terminated in microvias in the PCB to further aid in signal integrity. The format of these standards follows VITA 46.0, and because the connectors meet the same form factor and are intermateable, most sections refer to the baseline VITA 46.0 standard.

    The ANSI/VITA 46.30-2020 and VITA 46.31-2020-VDSTU standards are available for purchase at the VITA Online Store (www.vita.com/Purchase).

    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.

    Source: VITA

  • Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:05 AM | Jerry Gipper (Administrator)

    Defines both the mechanical and electrical requirements for COTS modules intended for creating a 3U or 6U 270v input modular power supply.

    VITA, September 15, 2020 — VITA, the trade association for standard computing architectures serving critical and intelligent embedded computing systems markets, announces the ratification by ANSI and VITA of the ANSI/VITA 62.2-2020 Modular Power Supply Standard for 270v Applications. This standard provides requirements for building a 270 volt/3U or 6U class power supply module that can be used to power a VPX chassis in the VITA 62 family of standards in high altitude applications. The module will fit within the standard envelope defined for VPX modules in the VITA 48.0 standards.

    VITA 62.2 defines both the mechanical and electrical requirements for Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) modules intended for creating a 3U or 6U 270v input modular power supply. The primary focus is to support VPX and OpenVPX systems with off the shelf modules that are compatible with the VPX standards.

    As part of the work to create VITA 62.2, the VITA 62.0 connectors were modified to increase creep distances and to allow the use of separating fins for use in high altitude applications. The connector footprint is the same as the VITA 62.0 connectors, however slots must be added to the PCB footprint if the application requires the use of the separating fins. This connector mechanically fits within the envelope defined in ANSI/VITA 46 for 3U and 6U Plug-In modules. This will facilitate the production of backplanes and allow system designers to define where and how many power supply modules are to be used within any given system.

    "The work on VPX REDI dovetails with the OpenVPX™ architectural framework, providing standards for various cooling schemes," said Bob Patterson, Staff R&D/Product Development Engineer at TE Connectivity and Chair of the VITA 62.2 working group. “New cooling schemes that apply to VPX continue to emerge making this a great time to update these popular standards," Mosier added.

    The ANSI/VITA 62.2 standard is available for purchase at the VITA Online Store (www.vita.com/Purchase).

    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, September 01, 2020 8:46 AM | Jerry Gipper (Administrator)

    Extended to incorporate additional cooling schemes.

    VITA, September 1, 2020 — VITA, the trade association for standard computing architectures serving critical and intelligent embedded computing systems markets, announces the ratification by ANSI and VITA of the VPX REDI suite of standards, ANSI/VITA 48.0-2020, ANSI/VITA 48.1-2020, and ANSI/VITA 48.2-2020. The Ruggedized Enhanced Design Implementation (REDI) laid out in VITA 48 describes how to implement layout techniques to better support cooling methodologies on specific board form factors. These standards were originally ratified in 2010 but have completed minor updates under the VITA and ANSI processes reaching full recognition under guidance of VITA.

    "The work on VPX REDI dovetails with the OpenVPX™ architectural framework, providing standards for various cooling schemes," said David Mosier, President at WaveTherm Corporation and Chair of the VITA 48 working group. “New cooling schemes that apply to VPX continue to emerge making this a great time to update these popular standards," Mosier added.

    VPX REDI is a computing standard defining mechanical specifications for cooling and maintenance strategies for VPX systems. VPX is an embedded computing platform utilizing the latest in a variety of switch fabric technologies in 3U and 6U Eurocard format modules.

    VPX REDI was inspired by the need for higher density electronics, increased power draw that requires more effective cooling strategies, and rugged and maintainable modules. VPX REDI targets the requirements of Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) platforms for defense and aerospace, defining mechanical design implementations for embedded computing modules with three primary design objectives:

    1. Accommodating cooling methods including forced air, conduction, and liquid cooling.
    2. Adding features compatible with ESD covers required for two-level maintenance strategies.
    3. Facilitating module designs with components on the secondary side of the circuit board.

    The following VPX REDI standards have been ANSI/VITA ratified.

    ANSI/VITA 48.0-2020: Mechanical Specification for Microcomputers using Ruggedized Enhanced Design Implementation (REDI)

    • This standard defines a mechanical implementation for Plug-In Modules. Two types of Plug-In Modules are defined: Type 1 and Type 2. Both Type 1 and Type 2 Plug-In Modules take advantage of increased slot pitch to provide enhanced thermal performance and increased structural durability. Type 1 units support Two Level Maintenance while Type 2 units do not.
    • Originally ratified in 2010, this edition adds consideration for additional cooling schemes:
    o   Liquid Cooled Systems - Outboard Quick Disconnects (QDs)
    o   Air Flow-By™ Cooling Technology
    o   Air Flow Through Cooling

    ANSI/VITA 48.1-2020: Mechanical Specification for Microcomputers REDI Air Cooling Applied to VPX

    • This standard defines the mechanical requirements that are needed to insure the mechanical interchangeability of air cooled 3U and 6U Plug-In Modules and define the features required to achieve Two Level Maintenance compatibility.
    • Originally ratified in 2010, this edition made clarifying editorial changes and modified Table 4: “Backplane Dimensions”, including an observation and permission.

    ANSI/VITA 48.2-2020: Mechanical Specification for Microcomputers Using REDI Conduction Cooling Applied to VPX

    • This Standard defines the mechanical requirements that are needed to ensure the mechanical interchangeability of conduction cooled 3U and 6U Plug-In Modules and defines the features required to achieve Two Level Maintenance compatibility.
    • Originally ratified in 2010, this edition made clarifying editorial changes and added Appendix A with PCB examples.

    The ANSI/VITA 48.x standards are available for purchase at the VITA Online Store (www.vita.com/Purchase).

    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. Air Flow-By™ is trademarked by Mercury Systems.

    Source: VITA


  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019 2:29 PM | Jerry Gipper (Administrator)

    Update adds profiles for alignment with the SOSA Technical 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.

    Copies of these standards are available for purchase at the VITA Online Store (www.vita.com/Purchase).

    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.

  • Wednesday, October 16, 2019 11:45 AM | Jerry Gipper (Administrator)

    Certification by supplying vendors will facilitate the cost-effective integration of these items in larger systems

    VITA, October 16, 2019 — VITA, the trade association for standard computing architectures serving critical and intelligent embedded computing systems markets, announces the ratification by ANSI and VITA of the suite of standards, ANSI/VITA 47.x-2019: Environments, Design and Construction, Safety, and Quality for VPX Plug-In Units. These standards have completed the VITA and ANSI processes reaching full recognition under guidance of VITA.

    ANSI/VITA 47.0-2019

    The ANSI/VITA process requires that every active standard be reviewed every five years. ANSI/VITA 47.0 was originally ratified in 2005. Changes in the 2019  revision include:

    • Updated abstract and forward explaining the addition of new VITA 47 dot standards.
    • Added new EAC7 Environmental Class to Table 2-1.
    • Corrected the Operating Temperature Class EC1 thru EC4 for Environmental Classed EFC1 thru EFC4.

    This standard is being retained to document heritage applications.

    ANSI/VITA 47.1, 2, 3-2019

    The new dot standards add more detail to the requirements for environments, design and construction, safety, and quality for modules meeting the VITA 47 standard. This set of standards replace the original VITA 47 standard. The modular structure of the new series enables additions for emerging applications like space deployment.

    • ANSI/VITA 47.1: Defines the common requirements for environments, design and construction, safety, and quality for all VPX plug-in modules.
    • ANSI/VITA 47.2: Defines the unique requirements related to products meant to align with the applications defined in IPC J-STD-001, Class 2. These applications for VPX plug-in units operate in less severe environments and have less consequence of failure.
    • ANSI/VITA 47.3: Defines the unique requirements related to products meant to align with the applications defined in IPC J-STD-001, Class 3. These applications for VPX plug-in units operate in  more severe environments and greater consequences of failure, applications like airborne uninhabited fighters.

    Modules certified to a specific environmental class meet the corresponding operating temperature class, non-operating temperature class, temperature cycling class, vibration class, and operating shock class. Suppliers are encouraged to indicate this compliance in their documentation so that it is easier and faster for users to determine if a specific product will meet their environmental requirements. This enables users to verify a specific plug-in module is applicable to a specific application and will result in the desired system reliability.

    The industry benefits in multiple ways:

    1. A better fit between the module design and the application results in improved reliability and durability.
    2. Better system engineering without reliance on a specific VPX module supplier’s ruggedization guide. There is more consistency in terminology and data across suppliers.
    3. Improved capability to perform future module upgrades and resolution of obsolescence and maintenance issues.

    COTS plug-in units are widely used in commercial and military, ground and aerospace, mobile applications. Certification of COTS plug-in units, by supplying vendors, to these standard will facilitate the cost-effective integration of these items in larger systems.

    The ANSI/VITA 47.x standards are provided as a complete set. Copies are available for purchase at the VITA Online Store (www.vita.com/Purchase).

    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.

  • Wednesday, October 09, 2019 7:30 AM | Jerry Gipper (Administrator)

    Key revisions made to improve capabilities

    VITA, October 9, 2019 — 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 57.1-2019 “FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) Standard”. This standard has completed the VITA and ANSI processes reaching full recognition under guidance of VITA.

    ANSI/VITA 57.1-2019: FMC describes FMC IO modules and an electro-mechanical bridge between front panel IO, on the mezzanine module, and an FPGA processing device on the carrier card, which accepts the mezzanine module.

    The VITA/ANSI process requires that every active standard be reviewed every five years. ANSI/VITA 57.1 was originally ratified in 2007 and revised in 2013. Changes in this revision include:

    • Added observation to account for jackscrew stand-off - miniature (JSOM) options.
    • Ground restrictions made optional for RF modules.
    • Changes to accommodate larger EEPROMs.
    • Increased 3P3VAUX maximum amps to 110mA.
    • Added observation to address FPGA power sequencing.

    The FMC working group has an ongoing series of activities underway to add further capability to this popular FPGA mezzanine standard. Anyone interested in participating is invited to contact VITA for more information.

    Copies of these standards are available for purchase at the VITA Online Store (www.vita.com/Purchase).

    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.

  • Wednesday, October 02, 2019 8:00 AM | Jerry Gipper (Administrator)

    Popular standard for critical and intelligent embedded computing systems updated to meet current market requirements

    VITA, October 2, 2019 — VITA, the trade association for standard computing architectures serving critical and intelligent embedded computing systems markets, announces the ratification by ANSI and VITA of the ANSI/VITA 46.0-2019 VPX Baseline Standard for critical embedded computing. This standard has completed the VITA and ANSI processes reaching full recognition under guidance of VITA.

    The VITA/ANSI process requires that every active standard be reviewed every five years. The VITA 46 VPX working group started work in March 2003, ratifying a baseline VPX standard in 2007, and revised in 2013. This 2019 revision makes several deletions, clarifications and updates to the capabilities defined in the standard to be in line with current requirements of VPX technology.

    “VPX has gained widespread acceptance as a key high-performance embedded computing platform in many defense applications”, stated Jerry Gipper, VITA Executive Director. “Much of the hardware work being done by the SOSATM Consortium is based on the VPX family of standards.” (https://www.opengroup.org/sosa-consortium-applauds-recent-tri-services-directive-use-modular-open-systems)

    The VPX base standard defines physical features that enable high-speed communication in a 3U or 6U backplane-based critical and intelligent embedded computing systems.

    The VPX family of standards includes:

    • ANSI/VITA 46.0 Baseline Standard
    • ANSI/VITA 46.1: VMEbus Signal Mapping
    • ANSI/VITA 46.3 Serial RapidIO
    • ANSI/VITA 46.4 PCI Express
    • ANSI/VITA 46.6 Gigabit Ethernet Control Plane on VPX
    • ANSI/VITA 46.7 Ethernet
    • ANSI/VITA 46.9 PMC/XMC rear I/O
    • ANSI/VITA 46.10 Rear Transition Module
    • ANSI/VITA 46.11 System Management on VPX

    The ANSI/VITA 65.x architecture framework standards define system-level VPX interoperability for multi-vendor, multi-module, integrated system environments. Several other related standards add capability to VPX. Additional work is underway to improve the data rate of VPX to 25 Gbaud. 

    Copies of these standards are available for purchase at the VITA Online Store (www.vita.com/Purchase).

    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.

  • Wednesday, January 16, 2019 8:00 AM | Jerry Gipper (Administrator)

    VITA, January 16, 2019 — VITA, the trade association for standard computing architectures serving critical and intelligent embedded computing systems markets, announced that Rodger Hosking, vice-president and co-founder of Pentek, Inc., was elected to the VITA Board of Directors. With this election, the board will consist of four members.

    “We are very pleased to announce that Rodger has joined the Board of Directors, where his expertise will be a key asset,” said Jerry Gipper, VITA's Executive Officer. “Rodger has a solid understanding of the technology and business strategies that drive the critical embedded computing industry. He brings a unique perspective from a smaller company to the board and we look forward to benefitting from his extensive expertise in the industry and management as we continue to execute against our objectives and take action to create value for our members.”

    Mr. Hosking is responsible for new product definition, technology development and strategic alliances at Pentek. With over 30 years in the electronics industry, he has authored hundreds of articles about software radio and digital signal processing. Prior to his current position, he served as engineering manager at Wavetek/Rockland, and holds patents in frequency synthesis and spectrum analysis techniques. He holds a BS degree in Physics from Allegheny College in Pennsylvania and BSEE and MSEE degrees from Columbia University in New York.

    Mr. Hosking joins the current VITA Board of Directors consisting of :

    • Ray Alderman, Chairman of the Board, VITA
    • Dean Holman, Mercury Systems, Inc.
    • Michael Macpherson, Curtiss-Wright

    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.

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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

    Register

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

    Sponsors: Elma Electronic, Pentek

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