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VME Single Board Computer Upgrade Guide: 7 Simple Steps to Upgrading a VME SBC

November 13, 2019 | BY: Aaron Frank , Lisa Sarazin, Mike Slonosky

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Almost every VME system will require an upgrade at some point in time, whether it’s a tech refresh to incorporate the latest processing technology and improve performance, a modernization process to meet changing security requirements, or inevitable diminishing manufacturing sources (DMS) management.

This guide is designed to help system integrators map out the full scope of the upgrade process to ensure all important considerations are identified in the planning stage, as well as provide a framework for selecting a new VME single board computer (SBC) that meets key program criteria – including budgetary and backward compatibility requirements.

7 Simple Steps to Upgrading a VME SBC

The full scope of your VME SBC upgrade includes requirements for performance, power consumption, processor capability, I/O and security (among others).

Download our white paper, “7 Simple Steps to Upgrading Your VME Single Board Computer” to read about:

  • Determining the right feature set for your VME SBC upgrade
  • Backwards compatibility for backplane pinouts
  • Modernizing security capabilities in VME systems

Author’s Biography

Aaron Frank

Senior Product Manager, Intel SBC & Graphics

Aaron Frank joined Curtiss-Wright in January 2010. As the Senior Product Manager for Single Board Computer and Graphics product lines, he is responsible for a wide range of COTS products utilizing processing and video graphics/GPU technologies in many industry standard module formats (VME, VPX, etc). His focus includes product development and marketing strategies, technology roadmaps, and serving as a subject matter expert within the sales team. Previous to this role, Aaron held the product Manager role for Networking products. Aaron has a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Waterloo.

Lisa Sarazin

Author’s Biography

Lisa Sarazin

Marketing Portfolio Manager

Lisa Sarazin is the Marketing Portfolio Manager for the C4ISR division of Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions. Lisa has previously held roles in Product Marketing and Content Strategy in the telecommunications industry.

Author’s Biography

Mike Slonosky

Senior Product Manager, Power Architecture and Arm SBCs

Michael Slonosky is the Product Manager for Power Architecture Single Board Computers in the C4 Solutions group at Curtiss-Wright. He has been with Curtiss-Wright for 13 years after spending over 20 years in the telecom industry. Mike is a graduate of the University of Manitoba with a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering.

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