FREMONT, Calif., March 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- To support the rapidly developing activities begun under by the C4ISR Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS) initiative, Elma Electronic has released a 3U OpenVPX Convergence Development Platform. The new platform serves as a complete test environment to enable the integrated development of common, modular hardware architectures across critical C4ISR and EW systems.
- Helps optimize technology reuse across DoD programs
- 12-slot 3U OpenVPX backplane provides 10GBase-KR board-to-board signaling with aggregated port speeds to 40G
- Accommodates boards with latest VITA 65.0-2017 slot profiles for target application development
- Chassis supports conduction-cooled cards with open access for test
Built on Elma's sturdy, easy-access E-frame test chassis, the new development platform enables system engineers to test a range of boards that meet profiles designed for use in various DoD program requirements, significantly streamlining engineering efforts and reducing time and cost to deployment.
Ken Grob, director, embedded computing business development, for Elma, noted, "The military's shift towards modular, open standards-based hardware and software is fueling the need for reliable methods to quickly test hardware components across different platforms. This new development kit enables system developers to cost-effectively test and validate a wide number of hardware configurations."
This new development system can be seen at several upcoming industry events: AUSA Global Forces (March 26-28, booth #233); Sea-Air-Space (April 9-11, booth #CB111); SPIE Defense & Security (April 17-19; booth #1624).
Initially, separate program efforts were undertaken by the US Army under CERDEC (CMOSS), the U.S. Navy under NAVAIR (HOST) and the Air Force under AFLCMC (SOSA) to move away from costly proprietary systems to COTS-based open standards. Each initiative was created to facilitate the development of interoperable systems across several defense branches to improve subsystem SWaP, enable rapid technology insertion and promote reuse.
Now managed entirely under SOSA, this collection of open architecture hardware and software standards is aimed at providing reconfigurable, upgradeable and cost-effective C4ISR capabilities in deployed platforms across sensor applications throughout all major military branches.
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