All of us are aware of various hardware in computing like motherboards, display adapters and other peripheral devices available, but when it comes to defense computing, very few of us know the hardware involved in them. VPX system is one such term. So what is actually VPX? The VPX is a generally defined technology utilizing the most up-to-date in a range of switch fabric technologies in 3U and 6U format blades. OpenVPX is an Industry Working Group comprising of 28 defense contractors. The OpenVPX Industry Working Group has given new standards which will change VME and VXS standards in future defense designs. OpenVPX is the architecture framework that defines system level VPX interoperability for multi-vendor, multi-module, integrated system environments. The OpenVPX framework defines comprehensible interoperability points essential 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. OpenVPX will strive for a new level of interoperability while leaving room for application specific augmentation.
Benefits for Customers:
– Off-The-Shelf Products via Known Established Ecosystem
– Product Interoperability
– More Flexibility and Greater Choice of Supplier Base
– Proven and Established Topologies
– Reduced Time to System Concept and Design Verification
– Lower cost (integration, total ownership, second sourcing, obsolescence benefits, etc.