Explore embedded computing trends, and standards for rugged interconnects from the SOSA and VITA standards organizations.
The Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA™) Consortium is developing a common framework for transitioning sensor systems to an open systems architecture, based on key interfaces and open standards established by industry-government consensus. These systems will be deployed in platforms across all major U.S. military branches. Using OpenVPX architecture, SOSA ensures interoperability, improved subsystem SWaP-C, and rapid technology upgrades.
As the latest standard architecture evolving from VMEbus, the VPX standard meets the needs for data-intensive processing in the aerospace and defense industries, where both ruggedness and high-speed performance are crucial. Supporting switched fabric architecture, VPX systems are designed for flexible application of demanding high-speed protocols, such as 10G and 100G Ethernet, PCIe Gen4, RapidIO, InfiniBand, and HyperTransport, in ground, aerospace, and marine applications.
“Ruggedizing” Connectors for Next-Generation Embedded Computing Applications
Extreme testing under VITA 72 led to an enhancement of the contact for MULTIGIG RT 2 connectors for VITA 46 VPX applications. The new MULTIGIG RT 2-R connector offers unprecedented ability to withstand vibration and mating cycles.
Standardizing Connectivity in Military Embedded Systems – Becoming a Reality with SOSA
An emerging open-architecture standard being developed by the Sensor Open Systems Architecture™ (SOSA) Consortium will enable the U.S. military to specify embedded computing systems that are interoperable, powerful, upgradable, and competitive.