The mezzanine slots can hold one XMC and four mini-PCIe or AcroPack I/O modules. The XMC module site can host a network communication, FPGA, GPU, SBC, or other I/O signal processor card. The four AcroPack slots provide a PCIe mini card interface for a mix of analog, digital, serial, and other I/O functions. A PCIe Gen 3 x16 interface connects to the VPX bus via either the data plane or expansion plane. Convection and conduction-cooled versions are available with support for extended temperature ranges from -40 to 85 °C (-40 to 185 ºF). Air-cooled models offer front panel access to the I/O while conduction models route all signals to the rear backplane connectors. The VPX carrier boards and I/O modules are suitable for military, aerospace, laboratory, and industrial applications, including data acquisition and control, test and measurement, simulation, and communication operations. The XMC site is available with either VITA 42 or VITA 61 connectors. Support for upstream and downstream PCIe links provides compatibility with prXMC single board computers.
OpenVPX Carrier Cards Provide Flexibility
Acromag’s VPX4520 and VPX4521 6U carrier boards feature five mezzanine slots to interface a combination of I/O, communication, FPGA, GPU, or CPU modules to the bus over a high-speed PCIe Gen 3 link.
Sep 1st, 2019