VPX: The State of the Ecosystem


VPX, with a backplane connector system supporting 6.25 Gb/s in a switched fabric architecture, is the latest generation of VMEbus and offers new levels of performance for embedded computer systems. VPX systems are designed for flexible application of demanding highspeed protocols, such as 10G Ethernet, RapidIO, InfiniBand, and Hyper Transport protocols, in ground, aerospace, and marine applications.

As a young, rapidly expanding ecosystem, VPX benefits from the global backing of both the computing and aerospace/ defense industries. This widespread backing has driven the standardization to move forward relatively efficiently, with many participants at the various levels of supply chain – components, subsystems and platforms.