Elma’s Development Platforms

March 14, 2022

Integrated systems support strong open standards ecosystem with at least six included industry partners.

TSOA-ID event March 15, 2022 - Solomons, MD

Key Highlights

FREMONT, Calif., March 2022 – Elma Electronic, along with several industry partners, will be demonstrating two integrated systems aligned with The Open Group® Sensor Open Systems Architecture™ (SOSA) Technical Standard 1.0 at the Tri-Service Open Architecture Interoperability Demonstration (TSOA-ID) on March 15th in Solomons, MD. One platform will be running object detection & recognition demonstration, highlighting AI capabilities. The second platform will demonstrate RF traffic monitoring and chassis management (ChM).

Both demos support an ecosystem of SOSA aligned partner boards, or Plug-In Cards (PICs), designed to be used in rugged applications.

Ken Grob, director of embedded computing at Elma Electronic, noted, “Interoperability among industry partner products is what will catapult future military systems into new realms of enhanced functionality, intelligence and capability. We’re seeing the reality of Modular Open Systems Architecture (MOSA) initiatives as the embedded community comes together in these highly collaborative, live, working demonstrations.”

The base of one interoperability demo uses Elma’s SOSA aligned 6-slot 3U VPX CompacFrame development platform, while the other uses the company’s 3U 12-Slot Development Platform Aligned to SOSA 1.0 and CMOSS.

Current partner products involved in the demos include an Intel Xeon single board computer (SBC) from Kontron (VX305C-40G), an NVIDIA-based graphics and GPGPU mezzanine card from EIZO Rugged (Condor NVP2000xPF), a transceiver card from Spectranetix (SX-430 EW) and a 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet switch from Interface Concept (ComEth 4590a). Other partners who’ve been included in demonstrations are Concurrent Technologies, Pentek (now Mercury Systems), Abaco Systems and others. Backplanes can accommodate VITA 62 power slots, such as those available from Behlman Electronics, for example.

All of Elma’s products aligned to the SOSA Technical Standard 1.0 strive to follow the defense industry’s hardware and software convergence initiatives per the DoD’s convergence initiative as laid out in the MOSA mandate.


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