Alignment between HOST, SOSA, and CMOSS standards is achieved between technical and component specifications among each standard. Because FACE, OMS, and VICTORY primarily define networking and software architecture for embedded systems, HOST, SOSA, and CMOSS coexist with these other standards because they specify complementary hardware. HOST, SOSA, and CMOSS use concurrent OpenVPX planes, plug-in cards, and mezzanine profiles – ensuring that all three standards are in agreement.
Statements Proving HOST/SOSA Alignment
The team responsible for the development of HOST are active members of the SOSA consortium. SOSA Technical standard refers to the intended use of HOST in SOSA systems, citing a corresponding ANSI/VITA standard:
“The HOST and ANSI/VITA 46.11 standards provide a large array of commands and parameters, a subset of which will be used to support the SOSA hardware management architecture.”
“SOSA hardware platform management leverages and builds upon the Hardware Open Systems Technology (HOST) 3.0 system management architecture and requirements which itself is highly leveraged from ANSI/VITA 46.11.”