Performance. Interoperability. Improved SWAP-C.
These design trends are redefining mil/aero and rugged embedded systems for users, suppliers, prime contractors and more.
The SOSA Consortium is one of many standards bodies addressing these needs. The new SOSA Technical Standard 1.0 defines a modular architecture for composing sensors with COMMS, EO/IR, EW, Radar, and SIGINT modalities. Rather than defining an entirely new system, this Standard defines a set of logical modules that group functions, behaviors, and interfaces, which together define the logical architecture of a sensor.
As an active member of the SOSA Consortium, Samtec offers a number of interconnect solutions aligned with the SOSA Technical Standard and targeted for standard and application specific military and aerospace solutions.
Samtec solutions are detailed in the new SOSA™ Aligned Interconnect Solutions Guide. Samtec’s flexible high speed interconnects provide quick turn, affordable, reliable performance and durability across all SOSA specific platforms.
SOSA Plug-In Cards (PICs) Using VNX
VITA 74 VNX introduces a new approach to rugged Small Form Factor (SFF) design. A unique module-based format provides system architects greater freedom in developing COTS SFF systems, with a machined chassis, robust backplane and conduction-cooled modules that unite for an extremely rugged assembly.
VITA 74 VNX standard-based products serve markets that require rugged performance, as well as data plane interconnect technologies that closely follow the industry’s state-of-the-art. Various vendors are already incorporating these VNX technologies.
VITA 74 VNX specifies high-density Samtec’s SEARAY™ Right-Angle connectors for 19 mm stack heights. SEARAY™ was chosen for its high-speed capabilities and rugged design. To date, Samtec has established itself as a leader in mezzanine and micro-backplane/SFF connectivity market.
SOSA Plug-In Cards (PICs) Using OpenVPX™
The SOSA Technical Standard also offers specific information regarding OpenVPX applications. Samtec offers a number of mezzanine expansion and customization capabilities for SOSA PICs Using OpenVPX.
VITA 42 XMC is a widely deployed mezzanine Standard used in high-reliability computers implementing switched-fabric architectures. XMC combines PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) with serial fabric technology on proven mezzanine form-factors.
VITA 88 XMC+ defines an alternative connector backwards compatible with VITA 42 electrical footprints. This allows designers to improve existing VITA 42 and/or VITA 61 designs by swapping connectors. The result is superior Signal Integrity (PCIe® 5.0 and 100 GbE operation) and improved mechanical performance and durability.
Samtec also offers additional solutions complementing SOSA OpenVPX including:
- VITA 42, VITA 57.1/57.4 Micro Jack Screw Precision Board Stacking Standoff
- VITA 57.1 FMC & 57.4 FMC+ Connectors
- VITA Optics
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