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Call for Consensus Body Members to Approve Revisions to ANSI/VITA 65.0-2019 and ANSI/VITA 65.1-2019

  • Thursday, July 01, 2021
  • (PDT)
  • Monday, July 19, 2021
  • 11:59 PM (PDT)


  • I have a general interest in this standard.
  • I represent a company that produces products using this standard.
  • I do research in the area of this standard.
  • I represent a company that uses this standard.
  • I represent a government/military entity that uses this standard.

Registration is closed

VITA is accepting registrations to be a member of a public revue Consensus Body for voting to revise these standards. You do not have to be a VITA member to participate in this Consensus Body. The response deadline to register for this consensus body is: July 19, 2021

Revision of Existing Standard

Under ANSI and VITA rules every 5 years an approved standard must be reaffirmed, revised, placed in stabilized maintenance or withdrawn. These standards have been revised, hence they have been put forth for approval of the revisions.

ANSI/VITA 65.0-2019: OpenVPX System Standard

Abstract: The OpenVPX System Standard was created to bring versatile system architectural solutions to the VPX market. Based on the extremely flexible VPX family of standards, the OpenVPX standard uses Plug-In Module mechanical, connectors, thermal, communications protocols, utility, and power definitions provided by specific VITA standards to define a series of Slot, Backplane, Module, and Standard Development Chassis Profiles. This edition adds additional Slot, Backplane, and Module Profiles. Adds use of VITA 46.30 and VITA 46.31 connectors. Adds additional Connector Modules (as tables in VITA 65.1). Adds additional protocols. Makes some other improvements.

ANSI/VITA 65.1-2019: OpenVPX System Standard - Profile Tables

Abstract: This standard documents variations of Slot, Backplane, and Modules Profiles. As part of the Slot Profile Description, there are also some Connector Modules defined. This document is primarily tables which are referenced by VITA 65.0.

Stakeholders: Anyone building or using VPX boards or systems.

How to Apply for the Consensus Body

Currently, this consensus body needs voting members from the following interest categories in order to be able to proceed with this process. The consensus body will be vetted to ensure it meets balance, lack of dominance and openness rules. Following which a formal ballot will be sent to the consensus body for voting.

  • Producer: Product designer/developer, typically the manufacturer of products using this standard.
  • User-Commercial: Where the standards activity in question deals with a commercial product, an appropriate user participant is the commercial (non-military) user of the product.
  • User-Government/Military: Where the standards activity in question is likely to result in a standard that may become the basis for government agency procurement, an appropriate user participant is the representative of that government agency.
  • General Interest: Where an overseeing interested party may participate or other possible participant not involved in producing, directly using, or acquiring the product as a government user.
  • Research: Where the interested party is involved in industry research or consulting that may use the standard.

Please note that company membership in VITA is not a requirement to join this consensus body. This registration is open to both VITA members and non-members. You must register via this form if you wish to participate in the upcoming ballot. There is no fee to join this consensus body.

In the case that you believe this standard needs a revision, please indicate so in the comments field of the registration form and be prepared to sponsor and actively participate in the revision effort. If you are selected for the consensus body, you may provide minor editorial comments during the balloting.

Please register ONLY IF you intend to vote.

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