OpenVPX & Open Architecture Standards

We Design to Open Architecture Standards

EIZO Rugged Solutions supplies commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) VPX modules which align with the standards set in place by the VMEbus International Trade Association (VITA). We offer embedded products that follow the VITA 46.x, 47.x, 48.x, and OpenVPX-VITA 65 standards, as well as design products configurable to the Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA™) technical standards. 

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Why OpenVPX?

The US Department of Defense and other users are mandating improved implementation of open standards and interoperability. VPX specifications have been focused at the board level, but there is also a need for considering system-level requirements to improve interoperability and reduce customization, testing, cost, and risk.

The goal of OpenVPX is to encourage the development of interoperable COTS modules by providing a set of vendor-neutral architectural guidelines for designers and integrators.

Open Architectures – We Design to Industry Standards
  • VITA 47.x Environments, Design and Construction, Safety and Quality for Plug-In Units
  • VITA 48.x VPX REDI
  • VITA 65.x OpenVPX System

What is OpenVPX?

The standard defines OpenVPX system topologies to promote interoperability. OpenVPX is based on VITA 46.0 and 46.1 VPX standards that allow the design and implementation of high-speed, high-power switched fabric-based systems. OpenVPX (VITA 65) was designed as a system-level VPX specification which defines backplane and board level profiles from COTS vendors to ensure interoperability of products used in developing systems and subsystems.

3UVPX Solutions
Condor GR4 3U VPX

SOSA Drives System Interoperability ​

The Open Group Sensor Open Systems Architecture™ (SOSA) Consortium aims to create a common framework for transitioning sensor systems to an open systems architecture, based on key interfaces and open standards established by industry-government consensus. Originally an initiative under The Open Group Future Airborne Capabilities Environment™ (FACE) Consortium, the SOSA Consortium enables government and industry to collaboratively develop open standards and best practices to enable, enhance, and accelerate the deployment of affordable, capable, interoperable sensor systems.

SOSA-Aligned VPX Solutions

The Condor GR2S-A4500 is a powerful 3U VPX video graphics and GPGPU card that empowers real-time mission computing systems with AI at the Edge support, PCI Express Gen 4, Error Correction Code (ECC) memory, and delivers up to 17.66 TFLOPS FP32 single floating point performance. The Condor GR2S-A4500 is designed with the NVIDIA Ampere A4500 GPU supporting 5,888 NVIDIA® CUDA® cores, 46 RT Cores (2nd generation), and 184 Tensor Cores (3rd generation). This card features a configurable PCIe Gen4 switch, dedicated H.265/H.264 encode/decode engines, and is available in air cooled or conduction cooled versions with multiple I/O configurations supporting DisplayPort.

The Condor GR2S-RTX5000 is a SOSA-aligned 3U VPX video graphics and GPGPU card designed with the NVIDIA RTX 5000 GPU featuring 16 GB GDDR6 graphics memory, 3,072 CUDA Cores, 384 Tensor Cores, and 48 RT Cores. This high-performance embedded graphics card supports PCI Express 3.0 (16, 8 or 4 lane) interface on the SOSA defined Expansion Plane. With exceptional performance in GPGPU computing, AI inferencing, deep learning, sensor processing, and data analytics, the card is ideal for ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance), EW (Electronic Warfare), DSP (Digital Signal Processing), DVE (Degraded Visual Environments), and Data Science applications.

The Condor XR1S is a 6U VPX SOSA-aligned high-performance computing & GPGPU card that hosts dual GPUs based on the NVIDIA Quadro RTX architecture. The Condor XR1S 6U VPX is based on the NVIDIA® Turing™ architecture using either the NVIDIA RTX5000™ platform or NVIDIA RTX3000™ platform, offering exceptional graphics and GPGPU compute capability with CUDA® support, AI, and deep learning. The XR1S 6U VPX offers four front I/O DisplayPort++ video outputs and is designed to the SOSA-aligned profile: SLT6-PAY-4F2Q1H4U1T1S1S1TU2U2T1H-10.6.4.
Condor XR1S 6U VPX

Joint All-Domain Command & Control (JADC2)

Download our capabilities overview to read how EIZO is uniquely positioned to help implement JADC2 with broad capability for supporting mission-critical data.