Bob Sullivan, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions
The recently ratified ANSI/VITA 65 (OpenVPX) standard includes recommended profiles for development chassis including key areas such as power supply outputs and chassis cooling. Together with a variety of standard OpenVPX backplane profiles, this enables chassis vendors to offer standard development chassis that better match the needs of subsystem developers. Bob explores the criteria for development chassis selection and OpenVPX-compliant cooling, power profiles, and backplanes. Serial fabric protocols and OpenVPX chassis deployment are also examined.