Sarsen Technology supplies and supports a wide range of VPX format COTS solutions designed for rugged military & aerospace applications. VPX, formerly known as VITA 46, is an ANSI standard (ANSI/VITA 46.0-2007) that provides VMEbus-based systems with support for switched fabrics over a high speed connector.
The VPX standard is defined by the VITA (VME International Trade Association) working group (composed of major companies such as Boeing and Northrop Grumman). It has been designed specifically with defence applications in mind, with an enhanced module standard that enables applications and platforms with superior high speed and signal integrity performance. The VPX format retains VME’s existing 6U and 3U form factors, supporting existing PCI Mezzanine Card and XMC mezzanines (PMC with high-speed serial fabric interconnect), and maintaining the maximum possible compatibility with VMEbus.
New generations of embedded computing systems based on the VPX standard reflect the growing significance of high speed serial switched fabric interconnects such as PCI Express, RapidIO, Infiniband and 10 Gigabit Ethernet. These technologies have replaced traditional parallel communications bus architectures for local communications, because they offer significantly greater I/O capability. Switched fabrics provide an optimum technology to support the implementation of multiprocessing systems that require the fastest possible communications between multiple processors (e.g., digital signal processing applications). The VPX standard gives the large existing base of VMEbus users access to these switched fabrics.
The technologies called for in VPX include:
We supply and support VPX format systems, processing boards and backplanes from the industry-leading designers:
Please contact us to discuss your VPX based aplication and to find out how our solutions can get your product to market on-time and on-budget.
The Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) ADP is a low-cost, flexible, 3U OpenVPX avionics system development platform. It includes standard interfaces found in avionics application, such as MIL-STD-1553, ARINC-429, MIL-STD-188-203-1A (ATDS), and 28V avionics GPIO.
The XPand3200 redefines the limits of power, performance, and functionality in a sub-½ ATR system. This conduction-cooled, fully ruggedized chassis is designed to meet the rigorous standards of MIL-STD-810 while integrating the latest power-saving and performance-enhancing technology.
The Extreme Engineering Solutions XPand5200 redefines the limits of power, performance, and functionality in a sub-½ ATR system. This natural convection-cooled or conduction-cooled, fully-ruggedized chassis is designed to meet the rigorous standards of MIL-STD-810 while integrating the latest power-saving and performance-enhancing technology. In today's avionics and ruggedized environments, size really does matter, and the XPand5200 sets a new standard for sub-½ ATR computing.
The XPedite5170 is a high-performance 3U VPX-REDI single board computer based on the Freescale MPC8640D processor. With dual PowerPC e600 cores running at up to 1.25 GHz, the MPC8640D delivers enhanced performance with AltiVec technology and IEEE 754 dual-precision floating point and efficiency for today's network information processing and other embedded computing applications.
The Extreme Engineering Solutions XPedite7370 is a high-performance, low-power 3U VPX-REDI single board computer based on the Intel Core i7 processor and Intel QM57 chipset. With two PCI Express P1 interconnects and two Gigabit Ethernet ports, the XPedite7370 is ideal for the high-bandwidth and processing intensive applications of today's military and avionics applications. The XPedite7370 accommodates up to 8 GB of DDR3 ECC SDRAM on two channels to support memory-intensive applications. The XPedite7370 also hosts numerous I/O ports including Gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0, SATA, graphics, and RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 through the backplane connectors. The XPedite7370 can be used in either the system slot or peripheral slot of a VPX backplane. Wind River VxWorks, QNX Neutrino, Green Hills INTEGRITY, and Linux Board Support Packages (BSPs), as well as Windows drivers, are available.
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