SWaP and Cost Savings Abound Using VNX Approach
Rolling the advantages of VPX into a compact format with enclosure flexibility, VNX provides a great path toward shrinking SWaP and cost. An avionics display processing applications shows the strengths of the VNX architecture.
ANDREW HULL, PHD, SENIOR STAFF ENGINEER ELBIT SYSTEMS OF AMERICA
WAYNE MCGEE, VP SALES CREATIVE ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS
The VNX (VITA 74) specification gives military and aerospace system architects new freedom to place the appropriate modern computing node, or nodes, on a vehicle while taking Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) into consideration. In addition to SWaP, consideration is given to cost savings. The VNX specification borrows liberally from the VPX and OpenVPX standards as well as the VITA 57 FMC specification. As a result, lessons learned from these preceding specifications were incorporated into the VNX documents.