Military Embedded Systems

ANSI/VITA 46.11 enables interoperability within the VPX ecosystem


July 16, 2015

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

SAN PEDRO, Calif. Officials at VITA Standards Organization (VSO) announce that VITA 46.11 System Management on VPX has reached American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recognition as ANSI/VITA 46.11-2015 enables interoperability within a VPX ecosystem at Field Replaceable Unit (FRU), chassis, and system levels.

Based on the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) specification and leveraging PICMG’s concepts and definitions from the AdvancedTCA (ATCA) specification, ANSI/VITA 46.11 defines a framework for System Management in VPX systems. VITA 46.11 took a set of physical, logical, and protocol requirements to standardize the management of VITA 46 and VITA 65 compliant modules and backplanes.

“As the complexity of embedded computing systems continues to increase, so do the demands to be able to maintain these systems in a cost effective manner,” says Daniel Toohey, Technical Director at Mercury Systems and VITA 46.11 Working Group Chair. “The task of configuring, optimizing, securing, repairing, and monitoring such systems, especially when the systems are comprised of elements from various vendors can be extremely costly, technically challenging, and in some cases impossible to accomplish at all. This drove the need for consistent management interfaces, and was the genesis of VITA 46.11.”


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