The XPand1011 system is a low-cost development platform for conduction-cooled 6U VPX cards. It supports up to two 0.8 in. or 1.0 in. 6U VPX boards and utilizes RTMs to simplify I/O access and support rapid system prototyping. Power and reset LEDs are provided for system status. A momentary push button is provided for reset, and a switch is provided for DC power enable. Power can be provided via an ATX power supply or via the 6U VPX VITA 62 power supply slot.The XPand1011 provides a connector for accessing utility plane I/O to enable chaining together multiple systems. The XPand1011 dissipates heat from the conduction-cooled modules to sidewall heat exchangers, where it is quietly dissipated to the ambient environment by forced-air cooling.The XPand1011 is currently available for purchase in several rapid-development standard configurations. Custom configurations of modules, RTMs, and backplanes are also available utilizing X-ES and third-party components.