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Article: How VITA Standards Are Making Avionics COTS Adoption Speedier

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 3:35 PM | Jerry Gipper (Administrator)

How VITA Standards Are Making Avionics COTS Adoption Speedier

By John Koon, February 2019, Avionics International

Avionics design engineers no longer have to rely on proprietary specifications, which typically lag behind commercial market technology development at both the system and component level. New developments under creation by the VITA Standards Organization (VSO) are accelerating the use of open embedded architectures for avionics systems.

In recent years, VSO engineers have developed many computing board and system standards including VMEbus, PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC), VXS, VPX and FMC. With many working groups to continually develop and refine specifications and standards, the avionics community is starting to see the practicality and benefits of adopting the commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) approach.

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