While Emerson's latest VPX system chassis, the KR8-VPX-3-6-1, is designed primarily for development, testing and lab duties, it can also be deployed in ground benign installations as it meets standard safety, EMC and environmental requirements. The new system chassis seeks to enable OEMs to rapidly develop, test and evolve their applications. VPX is an open standard that brings support for switched fabric technologies to the 3U and 6U Eurocard formats popular with users of VMEbus. Radar, sonar and ISR sensor-based applications are being considered for the adoption of VPX technology. The chassis accommodates up to five 3U VPX payload blades and associated rear transition modules. Other features include removable side panels for module debugging, AC power input with standard IEC inlet and a top mounted handle. The backplane has a one inch slot pitch and complies with the VITA 65 backplane profile. The payload slots also comply with the VITA 65 profile, with channels A and B arranged as two x4 fat pipes configured as a twisted ring from slots one to five.
VPX System Chassis Simplifies Development, Testing and Deployment
Designed primarily for development, testing and lab duties, the VPX system chassis can also be deployed in ground benign installations as it meets standard requirements.