My poetry may not be as polished as Francis Scott Key with the lyrics of the United States National Anthem. The United States is celebrating Independance Day and it seems fitting to make a reference to rockets. The VITA 90 standard is designed to be the smallest standardized form factor that could be used in todays “rockets”, or small tubular things that fly.
The Rockets Red glare mentioned in the anthem where what Key saw from Fort McHenry during the war of 1812. These rockets were not a new invention in the early 1800s; just the contrary, they had been around for thousands of years. These Cosgreve’s Rockets were tuned to be more directional for specific distances and uses.
Similarly, the VITA 90 standard is not new. It is an evolution of lessons learned from downsizing the VPX standards of Vita 65. The application and design of interconnects and configuration have been tuned for the smallest form factor with the most flexibility and functionality.
The New VITA 90 Landing Page
VITA 90 is a new Small Form Factor (SFF) standard that is a direct descendant of VITA-74, an inherently rugged module standard with a compelling Space, Weight, and Power (SWaP) proposition. This makes it perfect for not just military and aerospace applications, but any small, rugged, embedded system like some uses noted above.
Samtec created this new Landing Page to help guide you to finding the right connectors for your application. You will find links to helpful documents and test reports for the interconnect options.
This new VITA 90 landing page is a subset of Samtec Military, Aerospace, and Rugged offerings. Check out some of these additional pages;