This white paper describes how OpenVPX provides an effective method for describing VPX components, and also defines numerous “profiles” for boards, slots and backplanes that detail specific configurations of channels, interconnections and fabrics. By narrowing the field of configurations, these profiles boost reusability and interoperability between vendors. OpenVPX presents a formal, well-organized system for defining all components in VPX systems. Many of the figures and the profiles in this handbook were derived from the full OpenVPX specification. The OpenVPX specification is maintained by VITA as VITA 65.
VME, VITA, OpenVMX