Open VPX rack mount chassis offers two playload slots

A 1U open VPX chassis developed by VadaTech has two 3U payload slots. The VTX951 can accept 0.8-inch (20mm), 0.85-inch (21.5mm) and 1.0-inch (25.4mm) pitch modules and is suitable for commercial deployment. The chassis incorporates a VadaTech third generation shelf manager that provides tier two health management, with an integrated processor, Ethernet switch, clocking sub-system and optional JTAG virtual probe. The VTX951 can accept convection cooled modules in either IEEE1101.1 or VITA 48 pitch.

The integrated Intel Xeon processor E-2176M (code named Coffee Lake) has a CM246 platform controller hub. The processor base frequency is 2.7GHz with maximum turbo frequency of 4.4GHz. The CPU interfaces to each of the VPX modules via PCIe Gen3 x8. The VPX chassis also provides dual 10GbE to the front panel. The VTX951 has 32Gbyte of DDR4 memory with error code correction (ECC), up to 2Tbyte of NVMe M.2 removable storage and 64GbE of solid state device (SSD) on board. The basic input/output system (BIOS) allows booting from the NVMe module, PXE boot as well as USB. There are dual USB 3.0 Type C connectors for extended storage or peripherals.

The layer two GbE switch supports 802.1D spanning tree protocol, 802.1W rapid spanning tree, 802.1s multiple VLAN spanning tree, programmable per-port VLAN configurations and 802.1Q to maintain separate broadcast domains. The switch supports IEEE1588V2 and has two ports to each of the VPX modules and two external ports via RJ-45.

The VTX951 accepts GPS antenna input or other clocking options as I/O to the chassis and generation of any clock frequency to the backplane for the VPX modules clock references.

The chassis is also designed to meet the ANSI/VITA 65 standard. It provides right to left push/pull cooling (18 CFM per payload slot at 0.24 in-H2O at 5,000 feet / 1,524m) to the VPX payload and RTM slots, with an air filter removable from the front.

The chassis backplane provides two 3U VPX payload slots in a star configuration, and is compliant to VITA 46.0 baseline specification, with additional support to the rear transition modules (RTMs), compliant to VITA 46.10 and OpenVPX VITA 65.

VadaTech provides innovative embedded computing solutions from board-level products, chassis-level platforms, to configurable application-ready systems.

The company is able to provide alternative backplanes to meet specific customer requirements.

With a focus on AdvancedTCA, MicroTCA, VPX and PCIe solutions, the company combines electrical, mechanical, software, and system level expertise, which enables VadaTech to provide customised commercial or rugged computing solutions to meet the most complex customer requirements. VadaTech also offers specialised product solutions for VME, CompactPCI, and other architectures.

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

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