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Rugged 6U VPX XMC Carrier Card for up to 30W per XMC

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A rugged 6U VPX XMC carrier card is designed to enable system architects and integrators to include a broad range of high-performance XMCs in their designs. The PEX441 from GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms is specifically optimized for thermal performance, with the capability to enable power densities of up to 30 watts per XMC. One or two XMCs can be accommodated. Typical XMC applications will include system I/O, FPGA processing, graphics and digital/analog and analog/digital interfaces.

The PEX441 supports a broad range of flexible I/O options, allowing systems designers a choice of switched fabric topology. The PEX441 is available in five build levels, providing a cost-effective choice between platforms for benign environments through to systems that will be deployed in harsh environments. It is optionally compliant with the VITA 48/REDI specification for rugged systems.

Designed to support leading-edge XMCs, the PEX441 allows system designers to migrate their XMC laboratory systems to a rugged, deployable 6U VPX form factor in order to exploit the full complement of high-speed digital I/O available through a standard VPX backplane. It extends the functional envelope of a 6U VPX system by leveraging an array XMC modules into a distributed, fabric-based architecture, removing the need to host high-power mezzanines on high-power CPU cards. Thermal load can be spread across multiple system slots for both air- and conduction-cooled applications supporting high compute density.

The PEX441 is part of a growing GE Fanuc 6U VPX product family that includes the SBC610 and SBC620 single board computers, the DSP230 quad processor and AXIS, the Advanced Multiprocessor Integrated Software development environment. For systems that require both PMC and XMC support, GE Fanuc offers the PEX440, which includes an onboard PCIe switch architecture with connection to the primary fabric plane.

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms

Charlottesville, VA.

(800) 368-2738. 

[www.gefanucembedded.com].