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AKA VITA 46, a standard that derives from VMEbus but uses the latest connector technologies. Also supports traditional parallel VMEbus technology via bridging schemes.

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New 3U VPX SBC Features 8-Core Processor

An OpenVPX-compliant single board computer (SBC) is designed for demanding space- and weight-constrained environments such as unmanned vehicles and is based on the 8-core FreescaleRead More...

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Freescale QorIQ T2080 and T1042-Based Modules for High Performance per Watt

Two new Freescale QorIQ T2080 and T1042-based modules, the XPedite5970 and the XPedite6101 have been introduced by Extreme Engineering Solutions. The XPedite5970 is a 3U OpenVPX REDIRead More...

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6U VME/VXS Signal Generator Boasts Eight 14-bit Channels at 1.2 GSPS

A new FPGA-based multichannel signal generator offers eight 14-bit synchronized data streams at 1.2 Gsample/s analog outputs from an FPGA-based board utilizing three Xilinx Virtex 5Read More...

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High-Speed, 256 GByte Rugged 3U VPX Solid State Drive

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Rugged 3U VPX SBC for Size-, Weight- and Power Constrained Applications

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Conduction-Cooled ATR 6U VPX Platform Provides High Thermal Performance

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5-Slot Full Mesh 3U VPX REDI Backplane Features I/O Plus

An enhanced 5-slot I/O Plus 3U VPX full mesh backplane is suitable for a wide array of VPX applications. A commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solution, the highly configurable VPX REDIRead More...

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

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 FanucRead More...

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Hybrid Signal Processing 3U VPX Board Teams DSPs with FPGAs

A new signal processing board features a mix of FPGAs and DSPs in the form of a large Altera Stratix II GX FPGA and one cluster of four ADSP-TS201S TigerSHARC processors from AnalogRead More...

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3U OpenVPX Air-Cooled and Conduction-Cooled Module Development Systems

3U VPX / cPCI Air-Cooled and Conduction-Cooled Module Development Systems Two OpenVPX-compliant 3U development systems cover both air- and conduction-cooled projects. JustRead More...

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6U VPX Blade Debuts with Two Core i7 Processors

An innovative VPX computing blade for parallel data and signal processing applications incorporates two independently implemented Intel Core i7 processing nodes linked to a powerfulRead More...

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6U VPX SBC Features Freescale MPC 8572E

6U VPX SBC Features Freescale MPC8572E  An MPC8572E-based 6U VPX board ranges from commercial to full blown military (conduction-cooled) applications. With FreescaleRead More...

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Small Form Factor Conduction Cooled Chassis Features Composite Materials

A new, rugged 6-slot 3U OpenVPX (or 7-slot 3U CompactPCI) conduction-cooled chassis is designed for harsh environments. The SFF-6 Small ATR-style small form factor baseplateRead More...

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VPX Test Backplane Eases Access to Signals

VPX Test Backplane Eases Access to Signals A 2-slot test backplane for VPX board developers and integrators is designed to the latest VITA 46 specifications. The backplane fromRead More...

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Rugged 3U OpenVPX Data Recorder with Eight 6 Gbit/s Links

Rugged 3U OpenVPX Data Recorder with Eight 6 Gbit/s Links A small form factor data recorder board enables system designers to quickly and easily integrate high-volume, continuousRead More...

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OpenVPX Rugged SBC Features GPGPU Technology Taking CUDA Beyond Graphics

A Rugged 6U OpenVPX Single Board Computer (SBC) features integrated general-purpose computing on a graphics processing unit (GPGPU) capability. The IPN250 from GE Intelligent PlatformsRead More...

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OpenVPX Module Uses Freescale Eight-Core P4080 Processor

A high-performance 3U OpenVPX single board computer is based on the Freescale QorIQ P4080 processor. The XPedite5470 from Extreme Engineering Solutions delivers enhanced PowerRead More...

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Gigabit Ethernet Switch for VPX and OpenVPX platforms

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3U VPX Backplane Equipped with RF Connectors

A new 3U VPX Backplane comes with connectors for RF and analog signals. The use of RF interconnects is expected to be an important issue for many military and aerospace applicationsRead More...

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Two-slot OpenVPX Development Platform Supports 3U and 6U Cards

A new two-slot VPX/OpenVPX test and development platform accommodates both 3U and 6U boards via a shelf divider. The new E-Frame Series Test Platform from Elma Electronic canRead More...

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VPX Boards Pair Virtex-5 FPGA with PCIe Interface

A new series of 3U VPX FPGA boards features a configurable Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA enhanced with multiple high-speed memory buffers and a high-throughput PCIe interface. Field I/O signalsRead More...

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OpenVPX Xeon-Based Rugged Server-Class SBC for ISR Applications

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3U VPX Module with Freescale Dual-Core QorIQ P2020 Processor

An air- or conduction-cooled 3U VPX single-board computer (SBC) is based on Freescale Semiconductor’s dual-core QorIQ P2020 processor. The XPedite5570 from Extreme EngineeringRead More...

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Ruggedized VPX Boards Offer Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGAs

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Rugged 6U OpenVPX 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch Enables for ISR, C4I Systems

A 10 Gigabit Ethernet solution supports high-throughput interprocessor communication (IPC) between 10GigE-enabled processing nodes for deployed applications. With 20 (optionally 24)Read More...

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One Terabyte of Solid State Storage in Single 3U VPX Slot

One terabyte of solid state storage in a single 3U VPX slot is the boast of the newly available conduction- or air-cooled 3U VPX XPort6172 Solid State Disk (SSD) from ExtremeRead More...

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Ruggedized VPX Boards Offer Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGAs

A family of ruggedized boards for high-performance military and avionics applications utilizes Xilinx’s Virtex-6 FPGAs for onboard signal processing, delivering digital sampling ratesRead More...

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OpenVPX Xeon-Based Rugged Server-Class SBC for ISR Applications

A high density server for rugged deployed intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance  (ISR) systems brings Intel enterprise server-class processing to deployed sensor-based systems.Read More...

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Second Generation ICore Processors on 6U VXS Form Factor.

A 6U VXS single board computer is fully compliant with the VITA 41.x standard and  features the enhanced processing and graphics performance of the quad-core Intel Core i7-2715QERead More...

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3U CompactPCI Express Module with Core i7

An air-cooled, 3U CompactPCI Express Single Board Computer (SBC) is based on the Intel Core i7 processor and Intel QM57 chipset. The XPedite7331 from Extreme Engineering Solutions,Read More...

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3U VPX SBC Features Second Generation Core i7 Processor

A conduction- or air-cooled 3U VPX Single Board Computer (SBC) is based on the second generation Intel Core i7 processor. The XPedite7470 from Extreme Engineering Solutions utilizesRead More...

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6U OpenVPX DSP Engine Features Two Quad-Core Core i7-2715QE Processors

A rugged, high-performance OpenVPX DSP engine is based on the new quad-core Intel Core i7-2715QE processor. The new CHAMP-AV8 is also Curtiss-Wright Controls’ first DSP engine to offerRead More...

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3U VPX SBC Takes Advantage of 2nd Generation Core i7 Processors

A 3U OpenVPX rugged single board computer takes advantage of the potential of the 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 processors—formerly codenamed “Sandy Bridge.” The SBC324 from GERead More...

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6U Conduction- or Air-Cooled VPX Module Powered by Core i7

A high-performance 6U VPX single board multiprocessing computer that is suitable for ruggedized systems requiring high-bandwidth processing and low power consumption comes in eitherRead More...

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Second Generation Intel Core Processors on 3U OpenVPX Form Factor.

A 3U OpenVPX embedded Single Board Computer features the 2nd generation Intel Core processor and 6 series chipsets from the Intel embedded roadmap. The TR 80x/39x from ConcurrentRead More...

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Second Generation iCore processors on 3U OpenVPX Form Factor.

A new 3U OpenVPX high-performance embedded single board computer features the second generation Intel Core processor and 6 series chipsets from the Intel embedded roadmap.  The TRRead More...

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Managed OpenVPX 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch for High Performance Applications

A rugged 6U OpenVPX data plane switch module is targeted at demanding high performance computing (HPC) and networking applications such as communications, ISR and radar. The GBX460Read More...

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VPX Cards Employ Spartan-6 FPGA for Higher Performance/Price Requirements

A new series of 3U VPX FPGA boards provides powerful, but economical solutions for high-speed processing of algorithms in embedded computing applications. The VPX-SLX boards fromRead More...

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3U OpenVPX PCI Express and Ethernet Hybrid Switch Offers up to Ten Times More Bandwidth

  A new 3U OpenVPX PCI Express and Ethernet hybrid switch delivers extremely high transfer rates in centralized VPX and OpenVPX platforms. With up to 4 x 6 Gen1/Gen2 PCIe backplaneRead More...

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Is There Life Beyond Defense and Aerospace for VPX?

What does a Navy SH-60 helicopter landing on a ship have in common with an oil rig and a coal mine? Answer, they are all extremely dangerous places with harsh environments ofRead More...

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High-Speed Data Acquisition Module with Multi-Board Synchronization

A high-speed data acquisition module is capable of digitizing one 12-bit channel at 3.6 GHz, or two channels at 1.8 GHz. The Model 71640 from Pentek has provisions for theRead More...

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Navigating OpenVPX: Developing and Building Systems using OpenVPX Profiles

Part one of this two-part article provided an introduction to the VITA 65 OpenVPX specification (“The Quest to Navigate the OpenVPX Standard: VITA 65,” RTC September 2010). NewRead More...

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3U VPX Graphics Card with AMD Embedded Radeon for GPGPU Applications

A new 3U VPX graphics card with an AMD Embedded Radeon E6760 GPU is designed to meet the latest demands in avionics and military technology. With its 480 computing cores, the VX3327Read More...

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Forced Air Conduction-Cooled Development Chassis for 3U OpenVPX Modules

  A new 12-slot 3U OpenVPX forced air conduction-cooled chassis targets the development of military embedded systems. The RME9CC Chassis from Curtiss-Wright Controls is the newestRead More...

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Virtex7 6U VPX Module with High-Performance ADC/DAC module

A new 6U VPX module is based on the Xilinx Virtex-7 OpenVPX COTS DSP Engine designed for sense-and-response applications that require high bandwidth and minimal latency. TheRead More...

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VPX Board Set with High-End DSP for Aero and SIGINT

Two modules, both designed to meet demanding SIGINT, COMINT and radar processing applications, together with  FPGA engines and FMC I/O modules from Curtiss-Wright Controls EmbeddedRead More...

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Flexible FPGA and I/O Complement SBCs in VITA 57 offering

With VITA 57 FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC)-based designs, OEMs can minimize latency for high data throughput in their COTS designs and still maintain flexible I/O configuration. The FMCRead More...

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First in a Family of Virtex-7 FPGA SDR Modules for UAV, Radar and Communications

The first member of a new high-performance software defined radio module—the Onyx family from Pentek—is a 4-channel, 200 MHz A/D XMC module based on the Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA family.Read More...

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3U OpenVPX SBC Runs Gen2 Core i7 with EFI BIOS Replacement

A new 3U OpenVPX Single Board Computer is based on the Intel second-generation Core i7 processor (Sandy Bridge) and is coupled with the Intel QM67 chipset and up to 8 Gbytes DDR3-1333Read More...

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OpenVPX Draft Specification V0.9.4 Completed

The OpenVPX Industry Working Group (www.openvpx.org), an alliance of VITA member defense and aerospace prime contractors and embedded computing systems suppliers focused on addressingRead More...

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3U VPX Development System for Multiple Processing Node Applications

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.Read More...

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6U OpenVPX Blade Server with Integrated 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch

A rugged, high-performance 6U VPX (VITA 46) Single Board Computer (SBC) features a quad-core Intel L5408 Xeon processor and integrated 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch to support full-meshRead More...

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3U OpenVPX Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA Board with FMC Site

A 3U OpenVPX front-end processing board boasts a flexible Virtex-6 FPGA and a FMC site (VITA 57.1). The IC-FEP-VPX3b from Interface Concept is suitable for applications such as radar,Read More...

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Xeon Quad-Core 6U VPX SBC with 10Gig Ethernet Switch

A rugged, high-performance 6U VPX (VITA 46) Single Board Computer (SBC) features a quad-core Intel L5408 Xeon processor and integrated 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch to support full-meshRead More...

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Core i7-Based 6U VPX Module Conduction or Air Cooled

A conduction- or air-cooled 6U VPX Single Board Computer (SBC) supports second and third generation Intel Core i7 processors. With a dual- or quad-core processor, 16 Gbyte of memory,Read More...

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6U VXS/VME Sports Third Generation Intel Core Processors

A new VXS/VME family of high-performance embedded single board computers features the third generation Intel Core processor from the Intel long life cycle embedded roadmap. The VXRead More...

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3U OpenVPX SBCs Bring 10 Gig Ethernet and PCI Express 3.0

A pair of third generation 3U OpenVPX single board computers (SBC) supports the latest interface technology based on the third generation Intel Core i7 processors. The two 3U OpenVPXRead More...

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Virtex-7 Boards in XMC and VPX Form Factors

Two highly configurable modules feature advanced digital signal processing (DSP) capabilities and multiple I/O options and are available from 4DSP in both 3U VPX and XMC formRead More...

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VPX Storage Module Boots over SATA/SAS and PCI Express for Use with Any CPU

A new bootable storage module in a 3U form factor, suitable for use with any CPU, supports dual slim SATA drives or a single 2.5” drive, either rotating or solid-state. The XembeddedRead More...

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Universal AC Input VITA 62 3U Power Supply Can be Air or Conduction Cooled

A universal AC input VITA 62-compliant 6-channel 3U OpenVPX power supplies up to 400 watts output for air or conduction-cooled systems. The VITA 62 power supply standard definesRead More...

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Conduction Cooled OpenVPX StoreEngine Moves 750 Mbyte/s

A scalable storage server designed for high-performance embedded systems provides the built-in capability to operate as a high-bandwidth data recorder, embedded RAID or file server.Read More...

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OpenVPX Tackles PED Challenge with GPU-Based Rugged Solution

One of the toughest challenges is to improve the warfighters’ situational awareness through timely and precise delivery of actionable information by PED capabilities. Mercury’s ISRRead More...

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OpenVPX Interoperability in SFF Signal Processing Platform Expands VPX Ecosystem

Elma Electronic Inc., in cooperation with Pentek and Concurrent Technologies, has developed a small form factor (SFF), OpenVPX-based signal acquisition system for processing andRead More...

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Third Generation Core i7 Processor Boards for AMC Solutions

Four new AMC single board computers all offer a choice of dual or quad core third Generation Intel Core i7 processors based on 22nm process technology, and supporting up to 16 GbyteRead More...

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3U OpenVPX Module Boasts 24-Core Freescale QorIQ T4240 CPU

A new 3U OpenVPX single board computer in a compact, rugged form factor is targeted for extremely challenging applications that require very high performance, both in I/O andRead More...

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"VPX Cube" 3U Rugged Conduction Cooled Enclosure

A ruggedized 4-slot conduction-cooled enclosure for VPX 3U modules is designed to MIL-STD-810F, DO-160E and MIL-STD-461E standards, and is compliant with applicable VITA 46 (VPX), VITARead More...

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Multiprocessor with GPGPU Delivers Performance, Functionality in Less Space

A new 6U OpenVPX multiprocessor board brings three key benefits to defense prime contractors and systems integrators. First, the IPN251 from General Electric Intelligent PlatformsRead More...

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VPX at Light Speed—Optical Brings 100 Gigabits to Backplane Architectures

With the emergence of backplane data communication at PCI Express (PCIe) Gen3 and 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) speeds, it’s becoming more and more likely that backplane I/O willRead More...

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Flexible Family of OpenVPX Pass-Through Backplanes

A new series of OpenVPX pass-through backplanes speeds the development of custom OpenVPX system designs by passing all of the high-speed serial fabric connections directly to RTMRead More...

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InfiniBand Switch Provides Higher Throughput

A 6U OpenVPX InfiniBand switch fabric module is designed to bring leading-edge commercial data center connectivity and performance to the most demanding military and aerospaceRead More...

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Serial Fabrics: Making the Connection

One of the primary reasons to adopt OpenVPX as a form factor for embedded systems is the access it brings to high-speed serial fabrics. The PC world had moved from parallelRead More...

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New Interconnect Fabric Trends Help Unlock Potential of High-Performance Embedded Computing

There is no shortage of compute engine types available to high-performance embedded computing (HPEC) systems. However, just as one wouldn’t use a single element from the periodic tableRead More...

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Standardizing APIs across Fabric Interconnects Speeds Development and Performance in Multifabric Systems

The parallel buses have served the market very well for a few decades with a number of tuning and other enhancements applied to them to improve their speeds and capabilities. In manyRead More...

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3U VPX Board with Quad-Core Freescale QorIQ CPU Supports Hypervisor Technologies

A 3U VPX PowerPC processor board is targeted for rugged embedded systems that need to process compute-intensive applications using the lowest possible power consumption. To meet thisRead More...

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3U VPX Uses Fourth Generation Intel Core Processor for Performance Boost

A new 3U VPX processor board is based on the quad-core fourth generation Intel Core processor family (previously codenamed “Haswell”). The TR B12/msd from Concurrent TechnologiesRead More...

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Getting the Heat Out of Ever Smaller Systems

Demand for performance in computer systems continues to grow, and the embedded systems used in mobile or exposed applications are no exception. What is exceptional in theseRead More...

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Serial Fabrics: Making the Connection

One of the primary reasons to adopt OpenVPX as a form factor for embedded systems is the access it brings to high-speed serial fabrics. The PC world had moved from parallel connectionsRead More...

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New Interconnect Fabric Trends Help Unlock Potential of High-Performance Embedded Computing

There is no shortage of compute engine types available to high-performance embedded computing (HPEC) systems. However, just as one wouldn’t use a single element from the periodic tableRead More...

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New Interconnect Fabric Trends Help Unlock Potential of High-Performance Embedded Computing

There is no shortage of compute engine types available to high-performance embedded computing (HPEC) systems. However, just as one wouldn’t use a single element from the periodic tableRead More...

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PCI Express Fabrics Break Through I/O Limitations

Matching CPU and I/O performance is an ongoing challenge for evolving industrial embedded designs. High-performance data processing applications require greater and greaterRead More...

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6U VPX Module with Freescale QorIQ T4240 or T4160

A 6U OpenVPX module features the Freescale QorIQ T4240 or T4160 communications processor. Freescale’s Power Architecture e6500-based T4240 and T4160 processors combine multiple 1.8 GHzRead More...

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Fourth Generation Core i7-based 3U VPX SBC Offers Enhanced Graphics/Data Performance

A rugged SBC based on Intel’s fourth generation, quad-core Core i7 Haswell processor operating at 2.4 GHz is one of the first to integrate this high computing performance into aRead More...

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Managed OpenVPX 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch for High Performance Applications

A rugged 6U OpenVPX data plane switch module is targeted at demanding high performance computing (HPC) and networking applications such as communications, ISR and radar. The GBX460Read More...

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10/40 Gigabit Ethernet Switch for OpenVPX

A new 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet switch is designed to significantly enhance and standardize data throughput in network-centric OpenVPX applications. The main features of the fully managedRead More...

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Quad Core HPEC Platform Doubles Performance

A rugged dual-node quad-core 6U OpenVPX high-performance embedded computing (HPEC) deployed server platform, the DSP281, is the third in a new family of products from General ElectricRead More...

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3U OpenVPX High-Speed Data Recording Engine

A high-speed, rugged 3U OpenVPX Data Recorder captures high-volume, continuously streaming data without interruption, making it suitable for speeding and easing the integration ofRead More...

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VITA 67 RF Tuner System with Intel Core i7-Based VPX Processor

A fully integrated OpenVPX-based (VITA 65) SDR development system features VITA 67 RF connections. The  XPand1202 from Extreme Engineering integrates one XPedite7470 3U OpenVPX IntelRead More...

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Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA-Based XMC and VPX Modules

Two high-performance FPGA processing modules are now available in industry-standard XMC and 3U VPX form factors. The COTS XPedite2470 3U VPX and XPedite2400 XMC modules from ExtremeRead More...

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FPGA-based Front-End Processing with VPX

Complex systems—such as real-time image processing, electronic warfare systems and software defined radio platforms—require real-time execution of complex math functions. In processingRead More...

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6U VPX board features 4th generation Intel Core processor

 A new 6U VPX processor board is based on the fourth generation Intel Core processor family (previously codenamed “Haswell”). The VR E1x/msd from Concurrent Technologies featuresRead More...

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FMC/VPX Carrier Equipped with Optical Backplane Interface

A new line of FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) carriers and FMC modules from Pentek will include an optical backplane interface. The Model 5973 3U VPX FMC carrier is the first member of theRead More...

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New System Architectures to Interface High Data Rate Sensors

The development of the market for high-performance surveillance systems has led to a significant growth of sophisticated and powerful sensors. These sensors can be high-definitionRead More...

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VPX Optical Interfaces Boost System Capabilities

For well over 150 years, copper interconnections have served the telecommunication and radio industry admirably for nearly all implementations of industrial, commercial, military andRead More...

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Virtex-7 Transceiver 3U VPX Rugged Board for Communication and Radar Systems

A two-channel, wideband transceiver 3U VPX board is based on the Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA. The Model 52751 from Pentek is suitable for connection to HF or IF ports of communication orRead More...

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GSM Monitoring Receiver for Government, Military and Homeland Security

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Matching I/O and Processor Performance Removes Data Processing Bottlenecks

Offering application-enabling data transfer performance, VPX VITA 46 is one of the first modular computer open standards to define a connector and backplane infrastructure that allowsRead More...

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Rugged VPX Carrier Cards for PMC or XMC Modules with High-Speed PCIe

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Rugged VPX Carrier Cards for PMC or XMC Modules with High-Speed PCIe

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 fromRead More...

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3U Open VPX VITA 62 Compliant Power Supply with Five Outputs and 550 Watts

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Four 6U System Health Monitors and two Rear Transition Modules for VME and VPX