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Continuous innovation harnessed via VPX ecosystem

Jerry Gipper Editorial Director

I am often approached by individuals and companies that are new to the world of VPX. One of the first questions they ask is, “What does the business ecosystem look like for VPX technology?” My first response is that it is a collection of suppliers and users with VPX as a common interest. But usually the question begs more detail; who the players are and what role they fulfill are foremost among the critical points. VITA has recently formed a study group to develop a map of the VPX ecosystem. This article takes a closer look at the VPX ecosystem and its benefits.

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Designing with VPX: Ensuring efficient speed, cooling, and interoperability

Serge Tissot Kontron

Of the two VPX mechanical form factors, 3U is very popular in certain applications, and 6U is sometimes necessary to build highly parallel systems with optimal computing density. While air and conduction cooling are often implemented to address cooling challenges, liquid cooling solutions can be effective for designs at the chassis, board, and chip levels. Today’s designs must be standardized for VPX to maintain interoperability and availability of common building blocks, and to ensure the success of this modular architecture now and in the future.

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Solve VPX backplane problems before you deploy

Brian Roberts Dawn VME Products

The backplane is the backbone of a VPX system, contoured to the final system configuration. It would be extremely valuable for designers to have a way to evaluate the top options in a working configuration before the final backplane was developed. The following discussion presents an interesting case for using backplane overlays to effectively evaluate the best options.

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Managing COTS obsolescence for military systems

Sally Cole Senior Editor

The short life cycles of commercial components create many obsolescence headaches for military electronic-system designers as they try to integrate these high-performance devices into air, ground, sea platforms that must last for decades, that have long system development cycles, and time-consuming testing procedures. As the military looks to leverage more open architectures and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology, the challenge of managing the obsolescence that comes with COTS will only become more difficult.

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Technology insertion: Balancing performance and stability

Charlotte Adams Abaco Systems

Embedded computing systems have benefited enormously from the flood of innovation in the electronics industry: Military programs over the years have enjoyed ever faster processors, smaller form factors, and steadily declining prices per unit of performance. At the same time, military programs have requirements, which fly in the face of commercial market trends. These programs’ lives are measured in decades rather than months. A mission computer or fire-control computer procured 20 years ago may have to function for another decade or so with minimal disruption from market turbulence. Yet military systems can’t stand pat – they have to evolve, both to increase performance against threats and to avoid obsolescence. The trick…

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