FlexVPX Backplanes Add Design Options to OpenVPX Systems (.PDF Download)

The U.S. Navy, always seeking paths to reduce the size, weight, and power (SWaP) of systems, took another step in that direction with the FlexVPX concept, which was developed at its U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) under the sponsorship of the Office of Naval Research (ONR). The FlexVPX solution allows users to subdivide the large dimension of the backplane into smaller backplanes while maintaining a high-speed data path between the backplanes via the PCI Express (PCIe) switch...

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