Concurrent SY VPX/3×3 Preconfigured OpenVPX Development Systems

Concurrent Technologies introduced the SY VPX/3×3 low-cost, off the shelf, 3U OpenVPX Development Systems. The SY VPX/3×3 consists of the SY VPX/303 and SY VPX/313. Each Development System is a free-standing 3U VPX chassis with a backplane supporting a controller slot and two peripheral slots. The SY VPX/3×3 systems come preconfigured with either an Intel Atom or an Intel Core 2 Duo processor board, each with a x4 PCI Express fabric to the two peripheral slots. Both systems include a 3U VPX Mass Storage module, which leaves the third VPX slot available for an additional board.

Concurrent Technologies SY VPX/3x3 low-cost, off the shelf, 3U OpenVPX Development Systems

The SY VPX/3×3 is a free-standing Development System, providing three 3U slots and includes two Concurrent Technologies’ boards (leaving one slot available for customer configuration). Each slot is 8HP (1.6­inches) which has the benefit of accommodating 0.8-inch, 0.85-inch or 1.0-inch boards while leaving easy access for test probes via the front of the chassis. The system includes a 250W universal power supply and cooling, and is compatible with the VITA 46 VPX and VITA 65 OpenVPX specifications. The installed boards are commercial grade OpenVPX board.

OpenVPX Board Options

  • TR 501/36x – 1.86 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor board fitted with 4 Gbytes of DDR3-1066 SDRAM (used in the SY VPX/313)
  • TR A40/30x – 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor board fitted with 2 Gbytes of DDR2-533 SDRAM (used in the SY VPX/303)
  • TR MS1/321 – Mass Storage Module fitted with a 2.5-inch SATA300 storage drive (used in both systems)

The processor boards are able to support an XMC module as well as provide a range of off-board functions: dual Fat-Pipes (dual x4 PCI Express) plus dual SATA300 channels on the backplane and rear I/O functions including XMC I/O, GPIO signals, Gigabit Ethernet, RS232/422/485, USB ports and graphics interfaces. The system also includes a rear transition module to provide access via standard connectors. The SY VPX/313, which uses the TR 501/36x processor board, provides additional flexibility at the development phase by supporting an easy to access front panel with analog graphics, USB, Fast Ethernet, and RS232 connectors.

The TR MS1/321 Mass Storage Module supports a 2.5-inch SATA300 storage drive and a CompactFlash site accessed via the two SATA channels connected to the system’s processor board. An optional 3U OpenVPX XMC/PMC carrier with full front and rear I/O, the TR XMC/301, is also available to enable installation, testing and development of XMC or PMC modules.

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