ANSI ballot for revisions to VITA 65 started

Accredited as a Standards Development Organization (SDO) in June 1993 by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the VITA Standards Organization (VSO) meets every two months to address vital embedded bus and board industry standards issues. Information on ANSI/VITA standards is available on the VITA website at www.vita.com.

VSO study and working group activities

Standards within the VSO may be initiated by a study group and developed by a working group. A study group requires the sponsorship of only one VSO member. A working group requires the sponsorship of at least three VITA members.

VITA 60, Alternative Connector for VPX

Objective: Standardize an alternative connector for VPX that is PCB compatible but not mechanically interoperable with the VITA 46 standard.

Status: The initial ANSI ballot for VITA 60 has been completed and the draft is being revised based on comments received. A recirculation ballot will take place when the revised draft is released.

VITA 61, XMC 2.0

Objective: To specify an alternative connector for use on XMC mezzanine modules.

Status: The recirculation ballot has closed and the results have been submitted to ANSI for recognition.

ANSI/VITA 65, OpenVPX

Objective: To provide a standard for commonly used VPX profiles.

Status: An ANSI ballot of revisions to ANSI/VITA 65 has started and closes on November 4, 2011. Comments will be reviewed at the November VSO meeting.

VITA 66.0, Optical Interconnect on VPX Base Standard, and VITA 66.1, Optical Interconnect on VPX – MT Variant

Objective: Define a family of blind mate fiber optic interconnects for use with VITA 46 backplanes and plug-in modules.

Status: VITA 66.0, Optical Interconnect on VPX – Base Standard,
and VITA 66.1, Optical Interconnect on VPX – MT Variant, have completed their ANSI ballots. VITA 66.0 was submitted to ANSI and has been recognized as an American National Standard. Copies are available from the VITA office. VITA 66.1 has been revised based on ballot comments. A recirculation ballot has started and closes on November 4, 2011. The results of the ballot will be discussed at the November VSO meeting.

VITA 67.0, Coaxial Interconnect on VPX – Base Standard

Objective: 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.

Status: VITA 67.0 has completed its initial ANSI ballot. The draft was revised and a recirculation ballot has started. This recirculation ballot closes on November 12, 2011, and the results will be discussed at the November VSO meeting.

PDF – This column and the accompanying table are available at www.vmecritical.com.

For more information, e-mail John at techdir@vita.com.

Editor’s note: This update is based on the
September 2011 VSO meeting. Additional VSO meetings are scheduled for November 2011 and January 2012.