Hybricon Corp. in Ayer, Mass., is releasing a VPX REDI desktop development platform for high-power VPX REDI boards. The power dissipation levels of today’s emerging high-power VITA 46 VPX switch-fabric boards just keep increasing. In the past few years power dissipation in the 50-to-100-Watt range was the norm, yet now the range is increasing to 75 to 150 watts. Up until now, these 75-to-150-watt boards could only be cooled adequately in high-performance full-size rack-mount enclosures. This can now be accomplished in Hybricon’s Portable VPX REDI Desktop Style enclosure. The VPX REDI Desktop enclosure is for system engineers and software developers for laboratory use, and it is designed to the latest VITA 46.0, VITA 46.3, VITA 46.10, VITA 48.0, and VITA 48.1 draft standards. The backplane provides six slots based on VITA 48.1 VPX REDI with 1-inch pitch, including support for 80-millimeter rear transition modules. The chassis has a 1.9-kilowatt power supply and fans with 18 CFM per slot to power and cool the most demanding new VPX boards. Hybricon’s backplanes have been computer simulated in Hybricon’s signal integrity laboratory to ensure low signal crosstalk. For more information contact Hybricon online at www.hybricon.com.