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Solicitation for voters for ANSI ballot of ANSI/VITA 17.1-2015 for reaffirmation

Thursday, August 20, 2020 1:21 AM | Jerry Gipper (Administrator)

Closing Date: Thu, Sep 3 2020 11:59 pm PDT

Description: Under ANSI rules every 5 years an approved standard must be reaffirmed, revised, or withdrawn. There have been no requests for revision or errata for these the standards in question, hence it is recommended that it be put forth for reaffirmation.

Voter registration for voting for ANSI recognition of the following standard(s) for Reaffirmation process is now open:

Title: ANSI/VITA 17.1-2015, Serial Front Panel Data Port

Abstract: This document describes an open standard for “Serial FPDP”, a high-speed low-latency serial communications protocol for use in high-speed data transfer applications, typically using a fiber optic link. As the name implies, it is directly related to Standard Front Panel Data Port (FPDP), deriving its serial protocol from the defined protocol and control signals of FPDP. This Serial FPDP standard supports seven link speeds: 1.0625 Gbaud, 2.125, 2.5, 4.25, 5.0, 8.5, and 10.0 Gbaud. These seven link speeds can support data transfer rates in excess of 105 MBps, 210 MBps, 247 MBps, 420 MBps, 494 MBps, 840 MBps, and 988 MBps respectively.

This ballot is open to both VITA members and non-members alike. You must register if you wish to participate in the ballots. Non-members should contact Jing Kwok, VITA Technical Director, for login credentials.

The roster will be vetted to ensure it meets balance, lack of dominance and openness rules. Following which a formal ballot will be sent to the registrants for voting.

Please register ONLY IF you intend to vote.

The ANSI Function can be found on the VITA governance page (

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