Curtiss-Wright Controls Electronic Systems debuts Hybricon 6U OpenVPX backplane

LITTLETON, Mass., 26 July 2011. Curtiss-Wright Controls Electronic Systems (CWCES), a business group of Curtiss-Wright Controls and a system integrator of rugged deployed integrated electronics for the aerospace, defense and industrial markets, has expanded its Hybricon line of OpenVPX backplanes with the 024-900-06-CEN1-01. The new 6U, 6-slot OpenVPX (VITA 65/68)/VPX-REDI (VITA 48)/VPX (VITA 46) backplane supports data rates up to 6.25 Gbaud per VITA 68.

Jul 27th, 2011
Posted by Courtney E. Howard
Posted by Courtney E. Howard

LITTLETON, Mass., 26 July 2011. Curtiss-Wright Controls Electronic Systems (CWCES), a business group of Curtiss-Wright Controls and a system integrator of rugged deployed integrated electronics for the aerospace, defense and industrial markets, has expanded its Hybricon line of OpenVPX backplanes with the 024-900-06-CEN1-01. The new 6U, 6-slot OpenVPX (VITA 65/68)/VPX-REDI (VITA 48)/VPX (VITA 46) backplane supports data rates up to 6.25 Gbaud per VITA 68.

It features a 1-inch pitch (7 slots wide), 5 payload slots, a data switch slot, and star fabric topology from payload slots to the switch slot for the data plane. The backplane is compatible with various standard and custom enclosures.

The OpenVPX standard defines a set of system profiles to simplify the selection of interoperable system components, says a representative.

024-900-06-CEN1-01 OpenVPX Profiles:
• Backplane Profile: BKP6-CEN06-11.2.8-3
• Payload Slot Profile: SLT6-PAY-4F2T-10.2.2
• Payload Module Profiles:
o MOD6-PAY4F2T-12.2.2-(1,2,4,5)
o MOD6-PAY4F1Q2U2T-12.2.1-(1-3,5-8)
o MOD6-PAY8F-12.2.3-(1,3,5)
o MOD6-PAY4F16U-12.2.4-(1,3,4,5)
• Switch Slot Profile: SLT6-SWH-24F-10.4.3
• Switch Module Profile: MOD6-SWH-24F-10.4.3-(all)

Hybricon brand Backplane Features Include:
• VITA 65 OpenVPX compliant backplanes
• VITA 46 / VITA 48 VPX REDI compliant
• VITA 46.10 RTM connectors
• Multiple backplane profiles available
• Provisions for mechanical stops to prevent mis-insertion of payload cards
• Stiffeners placed every other slot to ensure backplane rigidity
• Signal Integrity compliant per VITA 68, up to 6.25 Gbaud
• High performance 6.25 Gbaud backplanes compatible with Serial RapidIO (SRIO), gen 2 and PCI Express (PCIe) gen 2 - 2 level backdrill and 5 Gbaud operation expansion plane fabrics
• 3.125 Gbaud backplanes compatible with SRIO gen 1 and PCIe gen 1 - 1 level backdrill
• Optional rear transition connectors
• Optional conformal coating
• Keying and alignment per VITA 65 and VITA 46
• Durability: Mate-Unmate for 200 cycles
• Non-Volatile Memory Read Only (NVMRO) signal (jumper selectable)
• Optional battery backup input, jumperable to +3.3V
• SYSCON selectable - set to 1st VPX slot as default

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