Advantages in SWaP, thermal management, and connectivity mean that OpenVPX’s resultant rapid deployment is outrunning VME.

VPX is replacing VME. OpenVPX is that part of VPX that facilitates multivendor COTS system-level interoperability including modules, backplanes, and development chassis. Since embedded defense systems must often be developed and deployed rapidly, it is very important that potential conflicts are eliminated as quickly as possible during the design phase.

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