Other Open Architectures

Other Open Architectures
Other Open Architectures

Engineered for Seamless Integration

Dedicated to Supporting Open Architecture Standards

Curtiss-Wright has been a leading contributor to the VITA Standards Organization (VSO) that oversees the definition of OpenVPX, PMC, XMC, and FMC form-factor standards that provide the foundation of both CMOSS and SOSA technical standards. 

A Leader in Open Standards

Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing  

Ensures accurate positioning, navigation, and timing information is delivered in GPS/GNSS-denied environments.

Generic Vehicle Architecture  

Mandates the use of open, modular, and scalable architectures in the design of new and upgraded ground vehicles.

VPX3-1260 Single Board Computer  

Prescribes various requirements for 3U VPX General Purpose Processor modules.

3U VPX Single Board Computer  

VPX (VITA 46) specifications establish a new direction for the next revolution in bus boards.

FMC Standard  

Defines the maximum amount of FPGA connectivity to connect directly with IO devices fitted to the mezzanine.


Curtiss-Wright developed a new VME interface to support aerospace and defense computers for many more years.


Provides PCI Express support and connectors for gigabit serial interfaces and I/O standards

Proven Technology for Trusted PNT

Cost-effective, simple to configure, and rapidly deployable solutions engineered to provide ground vehicles with access to trusted position, navigation, and timing information while operating in conditions with limited, impeded, or denied GPS/Global Navigation Satellite System.

Why an Open Standards Approach is Essential in Defense and Aerospace

While developers of defense and aerospace solutions have been leveraging open standards to improve interoperability for a number of years now, these initiatives are no longer optional. They are vital and they are mandatory.