Extender modules to test 6U and 3U VPX boards outside the chassis introduced by PCI Systems

SUNNYVALE, Calif., 2 April 2012. PCI Systems Inc. in Sunnyvale, Calif., is introducing a family of 3U and 6U VPX embedded computing extenders for test and measurement of VPX embedded systems boards outside the chassis. The conduction-cooled extenders also fit into an air cooled chassis, PCI Systems officials say.

Extender modules to test 6U and 3U VPX boards outside the chassis introduced by PCI Systems
Extender modules to test 6U and 3U VPX boards outside the chassis introduced by PCI Systems

SUNNYVALE, Calif., 2 April 2012. PCI Systems Inc. in Sunnyvale, Calif., is introducing a family of 3U and 6U VPX embedded computing extenders for test and measurement of 6U VPX and 3U VPXembedded systems boards outside the chassis. The conduction-cooled extenders also fit into an air cooled chassis, PCI Systems officials say.

Active mezzanine boards are available for switching lanes to test error handling, re-driver mezzanines, and BusAnalyzer mezzanines to test eye patters for each lane and also test port speeds.

The 6U VPX Extender Gen2 module is built to extend a 6U VPX computer board while out of a chassis, providing access to all sides of the module for testing and debugging. The 6U VPX extender has a Tyco Multi-Gig RT-2 connector mini backplane to compensate for lack of a right angle female connector.

The module has a signal rate of 5 gigabits per second; controlled impedance of 100 Ohm differential pairs; LED power rail status monitoring; conformance to VITA 46 VPX and OpenVPX; alignment keying on both sides; and optional mechanical bracing.

Optional mezzanine boards include reddriver for add-on cards, redriver for CPU slot, I/O mezzanine, and bus analyzer 16 lane.

The 3U VPX Extender Gen2 extender modules also are built to extend a 3U or 6U VPX module out of a chassis, providing access to all sides of the module for testing and debugging. The modules have a Tyco multi-gig rt-2 connector mini backplane, signal rate of 5 gigabits per second; controlled impedance of 100 Ohms differential pairs; LED power rail status monitoring; conformance to VITA 46 VPX and OpenVPX; alignment keying on both sides of the extender; and optional mechanical bracing.

Optional mezzanines are reddriver for add-on cards; redriver for CPU slot; I/O mezzanine; and bus analyzer 16 lane switched lanes mezzanine.

For more information contact PCI Systems online at http://pcisystems.squarespace.com.

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