What Differentiates SOSA from VITA VPX
The Open Sensor Systems Architecture (SOSA) Consortium emerged as a set of standards that served to define open standard electronic architectures that ensured component interoperability, reduced costs, encouraged innovation, and helped ensure product supply. necessary.
But what hardware requirements distinguish SOSA from VITA VPX?
Power supply: SOSA limits the power used by the cards to VS1 (12V), 3.3V AUX and VBAT for primary power. The VS2 (3.3V) and VS3 (5V) options supported by the VITA standard are not used for SOSA modules.
Hardware Management – The SOSA architecture includes system management requirements that enable you to identify a module, monitor its status, run integrated tests, and perform other related management tasks. To meet these requirements, the modules must include an intelligent platform management interface.
Maintenance Ports – The maintenance ports on the SOSA modules are intended strictly for system maintenance use.
Slot Profiles: VITA 65 OpenVPX provides dozens of VPX 6U and 3U VPX slot profiles. The SOSA reference architecture restricts valid VPX primary slot profiles to a small set of three 6U and six 3U profiles. There are also a number of secondary profiles that are variants of the primary profiles. Furthermore, all SOSA profiles have compatible requirements for power plane utilization, data plane protocols, GPIO implementation, maintenance port implementation, and system management.
Cooling and Slot Pitch: SOSA has defined slot pitch requirements as 1.00" for conduction and liquid cooling modules, and 1.5" for airflow modules.
Bandwidth and Connections: SOSA does not fully define bandwidth requirements, but acknowledges that bandwidth requirements are increasing. However, SOSA's base plate connectors also include those defined in the VITA 66 standard.
SOSA Software Requirements: The SOSA requirements for the software operating environment include recommendations for a runtime environment (RTE) that references the FACE technical standard, among others (the VITA VPX standards do not define the software environment, therefore, the recommendations of SOSA RTE are outside the scope of this article)
For more information, do not hesitate to consult the Wolf Advanced Technologies website.
WOLF uses XMC-FGX-SDI-IO to connect digital and analog sensors
Wolf Advanced Technology (WOLF) has announced the availability of the XMC-FGX-SDI-IO (WOLF-3081) to capture, convert, and transmit digital and analog video. This module supports 3G SDI, HD SDI, CVBS, STANAG 3350 and other optional formats in addition to video sources from a PCIe DMA stream for real-time conversion to SDI or analog output.
This module can be used to modernize fleet platforms by bridging existing analog sensor signals with digital signals to extend the life of program vehicles. The XMC-FGX-SDI-IO (3081) is based on WOLF’s successful 3080 design. This COTS product, designed for defense and aerospace use, makes use of WOLF's FGX, WOLF’s FPGA implementation for video signal capture, conversion, and transmission.
The XMC-FGX-SDI-IO meets the standards required by aerospace and defense applications including MIL-STD-810 environmental tests, is being manufactured to IPC-A-610 CLASS 3 and IPC 6012 CLASS 3 for high-reliability electronic products. In addition, it is compliant with IPC J-STD-001 soldering standards.
This module is designed to operate within a temperature range of -40 to 85°C and it has a low operating power of just 12W to ensure it meets SWaP requirements. There are conformal coating options available (Parylene, HumiSeal® and others). You can check more in the following link.
WOLF Advanced Technology, new represented by DONALBA
In Donalba we continue to expand our line of represented companies, now including the WOLF Advanced Technology company.
WOLF is a company that has been active since the 90s under the name of Wolf Industrial Systems. From 2010, it began to operate under the name of WOLF Advanced Technology, at a time when the company's growth soared.
Regarding its activity area, WOLF Advanced Technology designs and manufactures 6U VPX, 3U VPX, XMC, MXM / MXC roughened plates, as well as other small form factor plates, all suitable for capturing, processing, coding and video viewing.
All the solutions worked by WOLF are designed to operate in hostile aerospace and defense environments without sacrificing the available NVIDIA, AMD and Xilinx high-speed GPU, APU and FPGA high-speed processing power. WOLF’s high performance modules are also ideal for implementations that require GPGPU parallel processing.
Finally, it is worth mentioning that WOLF products include COTS, MCOTS and custom designs.
You can discover more about our new represented company by accessing its website.