Curtiss-Wright carrier card offers PMC/XMC expansion for VPX/VPX-REDI systems

LEESBURG, Va., 17 April 2007. Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing in Leesburg, Va., is offering the VPX6-215 ExpressReach module, a high-performance rugged 6U VPX (VITA 46) and VPX-REDI (VITA-48) carrier card with dual PMC/XMC expansion sites with PCI Express (PCIe) connectivity.

Apr 17th, 2007

LEESBURG, Va., 17 April 2007. Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing in Leesburg, Va., is offering the VPX6-215 ExpressReach module, a high-performance rugged 6U VPX (VITA 46) and VPX-REDI (VITA-48) carrier card with dual PMC/XMC expansion sites with PCI Express (PCIe) connectivity.

The VPX6-215 ExpressReach speeds and eases the expansion of VPX and VPX-REDI systems through the addition of user-specified PMC and/or XMC mezzanine modules, company officials say.

The VPX6-215 can also host a Curtiss-Wright Interface Personality Module (IPM), resulting in even greater I/O capability. By providing system integrators with a cost-effective means for adding functionality, such as I/O, data communications or graphics to their system configuration beyond that provided by the host processor(s), this carrier enables the optimal tailoring of system components to specific application requirements.

The VPX6-215 ExpressReach provides all of the advantages of the VPX and VPX-REDI bus architecture, including high bandwidth MultiGig RT2 connectors, electrostatic-discharge (ESD) protection, and optional metal front and back covers. In addition to standard air-cooled and conduction-cooled VPX versions, the VPX6-215 ExpressReach is also available in a conduction-cooled VPX-REDI Line Replaceable Module (LRM) capable version.

For more information contact Curtiss-Wright online at www.cwcontrols.com.

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