Ray Alderman, VITA Standards Organization
We are near the end for copper-based links running more than a few inches, so it is time to develop an optical road map.
This whitepaper provides the reader with a strategic update on the state of the VME Technology industry, in particular, and a view of the board industry in general, from the perspective of Ray Alderman, the executive director of VITA. VITA is the trade association dedicated to fostering American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited, open system architectures in critical embedded system applications. The whitepaper reviews application markets, technology, mergers and acquisitions, forecasts and legal issues impacting VITA and its members in 2008.
The third annual Bus & Board (& Fabrics) conference held January 20-21 in Long Beach, CA was again a standing-room-only event, as the open-architecture bus board industry came together for an update on the latest technical developments and mark...