VPX chassis manager has integrated JTAG switch module

Based on the VITA 46.11 specification,  the VadaTech VPX980 Chassis Manager is now available from the manufacturer of integrated systems, embedded boards, enabling software and application-ready platforms.

The VITA 46.11 specification leverages the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) and AdvancedTCA Specification as defined by the PICMG as its architectural foundation. The chassis management is derived from VadaTech‘s field- proven ATCA Shelf Manager using core interfaces such as the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Remote Management Control Protocol (RMCP), web interface, system management application (Scorpionware), and a user-friendly command line Interface.

VadaTech VPX IPMC and Chassis Management support VITA 46.11 Tier-2 command set, providing a higher level of functionality in the management layer and chassis cooling capabilities. Additionally, VadaTech VPX management takes advantage of the HPM.1 PICMG specification and provides a framework for upgrading the IPMC firmware. The module also has a 1000Base-TX via the front panel and Gbit Ethernet (GbE) going to P1 as 1000Base-BX.

There is also an option on the VPX980 for JTAG Switch Module (JSM) and optional Virtual Probe, features designed to ease device access within the chassis for FPGA code developers. The JTAG ports from each VPX module are routed to the P3/P4 to support a total of 16 modules. This allows maximum flexibility within the chassis. The Module JSM is configured via either of the GbE ports (front or rear). The JSM could also be used as a standalone module, hence multiple JTAG dongles are not needed within the chassis.

VadaTech provides embedded computing, from board-level products, chassis-level platforms, to configurable application-ready systems. With a focus on AdvancedTCA, MicroTCA, VPX and PCIe solutions, the company combines electrical, mechanical, software, and system-level expertise and claims it is able to provide customised commercial or rugged computing products for the most complex customer requirements. VadaTech also offers specialised products for VME, CompactPCI, and other architectures. The company is a member of PICMG and VITA.

VadaTech has headquarters, design and manufacturing facilities in Henderson, Nevada with design, support and sales offices in Europe and Asia Pacific.


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