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OpenVPX: Wins Award


Wins Award

In December, VITA announced that OpenVPX™ won Electronic Design’s Best Electronic Design Award for 2010, in the Military and Aerospace category. The OpenVPX working group, previously chaired by Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing,  took OpenVPX through the development and ratification process to achieve full ANSI/VITA ratification earlier in 2010.  


VPX is a broadly defined technology utilizing the latest in a variety of switch fabric technologies in 3U and 6U format blades. OpenVPX is the architecture framework that defines system level VPX interoperability for multi-vendor, multi-module, integrated system environments. The OpenVPX framework defines clear interoperability points necessary for integration between Module to Module, Module to Backplane and Chassis. OpenVPX recommends, but does not specify development systems to assist evaluation, prototype and development of VPX systems. OpenVPX will evolve and include new fabric, connector and system technology as newer standards are defined.

VPX Marketing Alliance


The purpose of the VPX Marketing Alliance is to establish an ecosystem of interested parties that promotes and creates name recognition, as well as grow adoption of the VPX specifications and technology. The alliance is responsible for educating, training, and promoting the potential capabilities of the VPX family of specifications and informing the broader community and press.


The VPX Marketing Alliance is focused on the advancement of the VPX family of technology. This includes VPX, VPX REDI, OpenVPX, and other related activities on the VPX roadmap.The VPX Marketing Alliance will promulgate the specifications emerging from the VSO Working Groups to develop a relevant ecosystem.


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