"Embedded Technologies –
Big and Bright!"

January 22 and 23, 2018

Hilton Garden Inn, Downtown

Austin, TX

Past Presentations


The Business and Technology Forum for Critical and Intelligent Embedded Systems

Follow-up Coverage

Why Blank Slates Don’t Work
Why Open Systems Architectures are Crucial to Embedded System Design by Amelia Dalton

Major Takeaways from Embedded Tech Trends 2018, by Daniel Mandell, VDC Research

Defense agencies focus on electronic system compatibility, by Terry Costlow

IoT in Rugged Environments, by Jeff Child, Circuit Cellar

Taking the Fast Bridge between Neural Networks, by Lynnette Reese, Editor-in-Chief, Embedded Systems Engineering

It's Alive! VITA Trade Group Oversees Slow-Motion Technology Handoff, by Jim Turley, EE Journal

Press Releases

The following announcements were made at Embedded Tech Trends 2018.

Concurrent Technologies Enhances Security

Curtiss-Wright to Take VPX Performance to New Heights with Support for 25+ Gbaud “Gen 5” Signaling Rates

Curtiss-Wright Leads Industry with New Initiative Supporting the US Army’s C4ISR/EW Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS)

Curtiss-Wright Announces Its First VITA 48.8 Air-Flow-Through (AFT) 3U VPX 6Gsps Wideband Transceiver FPGA Card

Pentek Announces Kintex UltraScale FMC Carrier for 3U VPX

Reflex Photonics to show its latest LightCONEX 12+12 Active Blind Mate Optical Interconnect solution at ETT 2018

2018 Presentations

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Embedded Tech Trends: Market Insights

IHS Markit

Scalability and Interconnect Technologies

Reflex Photonics Inc.

Big and Bright - Security

Concurrent Technologies Plc

Innovative Thermal Management in HPEC VPX Systems

Interface Concept

2018: The Year Certifiable Multicore Takes Off

Mercury Systems, Inc.

Changing Times Need Changing Strategies

GDCA, Inc.

Jumping Hurdles: High Expectations in a Low Power Environment

EIZO Rugged Solutions

Where is VPX Going and Why?

Elma Electronic Inc.

High Speed VPX Signal Integrity


The Worldwide OEM Electronics Manufacturing Market

New Venture Research

Meeting Military Data Signal Analysis Imperatives

ADLINK Technology, Inc.

Feeling the Heat, Solving Thermal Challenges in the "COTS, but" World

LCR Embedded Systems, Inc.

The Importance of Standardization in IIoT


Tuesday, January 23, 2018

SWAP-C Solution Using ATCA: A Real World Application

Artesyn Embedded Technologies

The Biggest and Brightest of IIoT Technologies in Extreme Environments

MEN Micro

Signal Integrity & Simulation Considerations in VPX Backplane Designs

Elma Electronic Inc.

Use of COTS for Space Applications

Aitech Defense Systems

New Initiatives and Technologies Brighten Embedded Software Radio

Pentek, Inc.

Trusted Computing: the Convergence of Trusted Supply, Safe, and Secure

Mercury Systems, Inc.

Evolution of a 3U VPX Slot Interface

TE Connectivity

Easing the Warfighter’s Burden: The CMOSS Open Standards Initiative


OpenVPX Trends and Updates

Complete tutorial available at VITA.com/Tutorials

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Tri-service convergence:


An Open Architecture for Embedded System Development (HOST)


C4ISR/EW Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS) CERDEC
Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) AFLCMC