Bob Sullivan, Hybricon
The VITA 65 (OpenVPX) effort was begun a year ago in the OpenVPX Industry Working Group to provide a system-level framework for VPX interoperability. The VPX family of standards is very flexible; this provides very high performance, but can make it more difficult to integrate a system with interoperable modules. The answer to this interoperability dilemma was the creation of OpenVPX. However, since OpenVPX is so new, an understanding of how to match up compatible OpenVPX backplanes and modules is needed first.
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