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Designing SOSA Backplanes for the Future of Defense Electronics

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Atrenne Computing Solutions explore the specific technical aspects of the SOSA architecture and its application to improving defense electronics.

Backplane signal integrity is an emerging issue for new SOSA systems. The problem doesn’t stem from the SOSA standard; rather, it appears because new systems must be able to operate at extremely high data signaling rates to keep up with growing volumes of sensor-generated data. There are design techniques to mitigate the effects of signal integrity issues, but effective application of those techniques demands analysis, modeling, and testing.

The article covers:

  • Longstanding Program Issues Are Becoming Critical
  • What is SOSA?
  • How can SOSA help improve defense engineering?
  • Atrenne is Bringing High-Performance SOSA Backplanes to the Defense Community
Designing SOSA Backplanes for the Future of Defense Electronics

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The Sensor Open Systems Architecture™ (SOSA™) is a comprehensive standard driven by the DoD, with industry support, and includes both business architecture and technical architecture. SOSA standard development and definition is managed by the SOSA Consortium, consisting of the Air Force, Navy, Army, other government agencies, and industry experts. Read the full article here >>

SOSA backplanes are defined with the same concepts and topology as OpenVPX backplanes, just with fewer options. They look the same and operate in the same fashion, which makes for a good deal of continuity as system designers move forward from OpenVPX to SOSA.

Atrenne’s expertise is centered on providing innovatively designed electronics solutions that exceed performance criteria and do not fail in mission-critical applications. The company has developed hundreds of chassis enclosures and backplanes to meet the most rigorous defense systems requirements.

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