3U VPX Development System for Multiple Processing Node Applications

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A free-standing, centrally switched, 7-slot 3U VPX development system is designed to aid in bench development of applications where the computation power of multiple SBCs is required. To enable rapid development, the SY VPX/507 from Concurrent Technologies comes pre-installed with two dual core processor SBCs (supporting the 2nd generation Intel Core processor) with onboard flash, associated rear-transition modules and a fabric switch board. An additional four slots are available for system expansion. Typical applications include industrial control, transport, aerospace, security and defense applications.

The SY VPX/507 is based on an EMC enclosure, incorporating an integrated power supply and cooling fans, providing the user with a total of seven slots: one slot is reserved for the fabric switch and one slot is reserved for the system controller SBC. The remaining five slots can be populated with SBCs or peripheral cards. The backplane is compliant with the OpenVPX BKP3-CEN07-15.2.3.n profile, interconnecting each of the six slots with the fabric switch via a PCI Express (PCIe) fat pipe on the data plane and a 1000 Base-BX (SerDes) link on the control plane.

The pre-installed boards supplied by Concurrent Technologies are compatible with the OpenVPX (VITA 65) specification and are fitted as follows:

• System Controller Slot: TR 803/592 - 2.2 GHz 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2655LE SBC with 8 Gbytes Flash Module and RTM

• Peripheral Slot: TR 803/592 - 2.2 GHz 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2655LE SBC with 8 Gbytes Flash Module and RTM

• Fabric Switch Slot: FR 331/506 - VPX Fabric Switch Board providing switching for six x4 PCIe data plane ports and six 1000 Base-BX (SerDes) control plane ports

Concurrent Technologies provides a range of additional 3U VPX modules to further enable customization of the SY VPX/507 development system—including SBCs, Fabric Switches, Mass Storage solutions and Carrier Boards.

The TR 803/592 supports many of today’s leading operating systems, including Linux, Windows, VxWorks and QNX, thereby making the SY VPX/507 suitable for a wide range of user configured applications. In addition, the SY VPX/507 is supported by Concurrent Technologies’ Fabric Interconnect Networking Software (FIN-S), which provides a high performance, low latency, communications mechanism for multiple host boards to intercommunicate across high-speed serial fabrics like PCI Express (PCIe).

Concurrent Technologies
Woburn, MA.
(781) 933-5900