3U VPX rackmount chassis maintains temperature, says VadaTech

Embedded board and integrated systems specialist, VadaTech, announces the VTX985 dual slot 3U VPX chassis which is conduction cooled for two 3U VPX modules. The chassis can accept a front and a rear transition module (RTM). The chassis CPU will monitor and maintain the VPX module wedge temperature, set by the user, which allows testing of the conduction cooled modules without going through the thermal chamber. Additionally, the chassis can mount to a 19-inch rackmount and a universal AC power supply that provides 400W to the chassis. The chassis supplies all the necessary power (which can be +12, -12, +5.0, +3.3V) to the module in accordance with VITA 46 specifications. A battery pack is included that provides VBAT to the module. The chassis provides the current draw on the +12V, +5.0V and +3.3V by the VPX module and its associated RTM. 

The VTX985 also has temperature control via variable speed fans controlled by the onboard CPU which keeps the wedge at the user-defined temp. The backplane provides all the necessary VITA 46 signals set by the user (NVMRO, system reset, sys_con, dual clock). All the connectors are installed P0 to P6 and are routed from the front to the rear. The unit can be ordered with custom routing between the two modules but the default routing routes all P1 ports between the two modules. The backplane also breaks out the JTAG signals via a header connector to enable external connection of a JTAG probe.

Additionally, the chassis comes with the VadaTech fourth generation shelf manager (the VT040) which monitors the VPX board sensors in compliance to VITA 46.11. The VT040 supports Tier 2 health management and comes with the VTX985 chassis. 

VadaTech provides embedded computing board-level products and chassis-level platforms to configurable application-ready systems. The company has a focus on AdvancedTCA, MicroTCA, VPX and PCIe and offers electrical, mechanical, software, and system-level expertise to provide customised commercial or rugged computing to meet the most complex customer requirements. VadaTech also offers specialised products for VME, CompactPCI, and other architectures. 

A member of PICMG and VITA, VadaTech has headquarters, design and manufacturing facilities in Henderson, NV with design, support and sales offices in Europe and Asia Pacific.


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