3U OpenVPX backplanes for mission-critical embedded computing introduced by Dawn VME

FREMONT, Calif., 2 June 2016. Dawn VME Products in Fremont, Calif., is introducing the VPX-598x series Gen3 3U OpenVPX backplanes for mission-critical embedded computing applications.

By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

FREMONT, Calif., 2 June 2016. Dawn VME Products in Fremont, Calif., is introducing the VPX-598x series Gen3 3U OpenVPX backplanes for mission-critical embedded computing applications.

Dawn's Gen3 3U OpenVPX backplanes are designed for signal integrity at speeds to 10.3 gigabaud (per VITA 68 backplane simulation models). Supporting PCI Express Gen 3 and 10-Gigabit Ethernet (XAUI) and advanced Gen3 bandwidth module configurations, Dawn Gen3 backplanes offer several connector choices, including a high-vibration option.

Dawn uses VITA 68 S-parameter simulation models of signal paths across the backplane to insure compliance with signal integrity standards. In the simulation models a signal integrity budget is established for the backplane portion of a system. These models permit simulation of the backplane with available OpenVPX modules and connectors.

Using these simulations to guide the backplane designs, Dawn engineers use back drilling to remove stubs and then layout paths to eliminate impedance discontinuities. The goal is to optimize the path between any pair of transmitting and receiving chips in the systems.

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Dawn's 598x series VPX backplanes comply with VITA 46.0, VITA 46.1, VITA 46.3, VITA 46.4, VITA 46.6, VITA 46.7, VITA 46.9, VITA 46.10, VITA 46.11, VITA 48.0(REDI), VITA 48.1(REDI Air Cooling), Vita 48.2(REDI Conduction Cooling), and VITA 65.0 (OpenVPX) ready.

The VPX-598x series offers connectors from Tyco and EPT. Any standard power supply can be configured with the VPX-598x series. It is designed to operate within standard 1101.10 3U VPX enclosures. Dawn offers a range of compliant 3U enclosures for development and deployment.

For more information contact Dawn VME online at www.dawnvme.com.

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