PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY
Rugged VPX Carrier Cards for PMC or XMC Modules with High-Speed PCIe
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Two new 3U VPX carrier cards provide a simple and cost-effective solution for interfacing a PMC or XMC module to a VPX computer system. The VPX4810 and VPX4812 carrier cards from Acromag route power and interface bus signals to a plug-in mezzanine module through the VPX card slot connector. An 8-lane PCIe bus Gen 2 interface enables rapid data throughput. By inserting PMC/XMC industrial I/O and configurable FPGA modules from Acromag or other vendors on the carrier, developers can now leverage hundreds of available function modules in a VPX platform. Conduction-cooled and REDI models offer an extended operating temperature range of -40 to 85°C.
Designed and manufactured lead free in the USA these carriers are suitable for high-performance industrial, defense, scientific research, and telephony systems requiring high-speed I/O. The VPX4810 and VPX4812 support any standard IEEE-1386.1 module for great flexibility to address I/O signal processing tasks. Both the VPX4810 and VPX4812 carrier cards conform to VPX VITA 46.0, 46.4 and 46.9 specifications and optionally VITA 48 for Ruggedized Enhanced Design Implementation (REDI). Front and rear-panel I/O access can be accommodated; however, the front I/O option is only available on air-cooled models. Both models are compatible with a number of VITA 65 OpenVPX module/slot profiles. The VPX4810 has 64 I/O lines (P14, VITA 46.9) are supported via the P2 VPX connector. The VPX4812 I/O is supported via the P16 XMC connector. Pricing starts at $1300 for an air-cooled version with a 0 to 70°C range.