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  • PCIe x16 Gen 3 interface via Expansion plane
  • One XMC and Four AcroPack slots
  • 6U form factor
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The VPX4520 carrier card provides a simple and cost-effective solution for interfacing one XMC and four AcroPack modules to a VPX computer system.

Connect to the OpenVPX™ compatible system via Expansion plane for a direct PCIe connection over the VPX backplane. This allows host processors access to a high-performance, low latency interconnect to the AcroPack and XMC modules on the carrier card.

By inserting AcroPack or XMC industrial I/O developers can now leverage hundreds of available functions currently unavailable in a VPX platform.

These carriers are ideal for high-performance industrial, defense, scientific research, and telephony systems requiring high-speed I/O expansion. The VPX4520 is available in two versions: air-cooled and conduction-cooled.

The VPX4520 is a member of a 6U OpenVPX mezzanine carrier card family that supports a simple and cost-effective solution for interfacing XMC or AcroPack modules to OpenVPX computer systems.

Performance Specifications

NOTE: Specifications below only for VPX4520 carrier. See AcroPack and XMC data sheets for additional specifications.

PCI Express Bus Compliance

This device meets or exceeds all written PCI Express Base specifications per revision 3.1.
Includes a PCIe Gen 3 capable PCIe switch used to expand backplane PCIe port to multiple ports supporting various expansion cards. (AcroPack or mini-PCIe).
Downstream PCIe switch used to provide four one-lane PCIe ports to AcroPack devices.

Ease of Use

A unique carrier and site number is set via slot address. This provides the capability to distinguish a particular AcroPack module from others when multiple instances of the same module are used in a system.

A standard 14-pin Xilinx JTAG programming header is provided for programming and debugging the FPGA on some AcroPack modules. The JTAG ports of the four AcroPack modules are daisy-chained together.

There is a separate 14-pin Xilinx JTAG header provided for accessing devices on an XMC mezzanine module.

General

Form Factor: 6U VPX bus 6.299” (160mm) x 9.173” (233.0mm).
Pitch: 1”
VPX Carrier Interface:Compatible VITA 65 module / slot profiles: MOD6-PER-1Q-12.3.5-n Expansion Plane PCIe Gen1/2/3. FRU EEPROM with temperature monitor.
Mezzanine Sites: One VITA 42 or VITA 61 XMC module.
XMC site is PCIe Gen 3 and 8 lanes wide.
Front panel I/O support for each AcroPack site with 68-pin CHAMP connector (air-cooled only).
Front panel I/O support for XMC module (air-cooled only).
Rear I/O support for the AcroPack site with 50 I/O lines.(conduction-cooled only).
XMC rear I/O compliance is P3w3-X38s+P4w1-X12d+x8d.

Power Requirements

Power for Carrier Board Only: +12V (VS1) – 0.9A typical, 1.5A maximum.

Environmental

Air-Cooled Operating Temperature: Standard models: 0 to 70°C. Extended temperature models: -40 to 85°C.
Conduction-Cooled Operating Temperature Range: -40 to 85°C (board must operate in a fully-installed conduction-cooled rack).
Storage Temperature Range: -55 to 125°C.
Relative Humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing.
Vibration: Designed to comply with VITA 47 Class V1.
Shock: Designed to comply with VITA 47 Class OS1.

  • OpenVPX™ compatible via expansion plane connection
  • Support upstream/downstream PCIe links
  • Supports use of prXMC single board computers
  • Optional backplane configuration for one 16-lane port, two 8-lane ports, or four 4-lane ports
  • Supports standard VITA 42 and rugged VITA 61 XMC modules on 25W mezzanine site
  • XMC site supports PCIe x8 Gen 3 interface
  • 68 pin HD CHAMP front I/O connectors
  • Supports 78-bits (39 pairs) of XMC I/O to backplane per pattern X38s+X8d+X12d of VITA 46.9
  • Conforms to VITA 42.0, 42.3, 46.0, 46.4, 48, 65
  • Supports front or rear panel XMC I/O
  • Supports front or rear panel AcroPack I/O
  • ±12V AUX power to XMC site

Manuals

VPX4520 / VPX4521 User Manual (Log in to download the file)

Drawings & Diagrams

APSW-API-LNX (Log in to download the file)
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Additional information

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Part Number

5025-288: SCSI-3 cable connection to 68 screw terminals, 5028-378: SCSI-2 cable connection to 50 screw terminals, 5025-552: 50 screw terminals, ribbon cable connector

  • Description

    Screw terminal panels simplify field signal wiring. A cable connector provides a clean interface to the I/O board or module.

    Many termination panels have a compact footprint and mount neatly on a DIN rail strip. Other panels are designed for mounting directly onto a standard 19-inch computer rack.

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  • Features & Benefits

    • OpenVPX™ compatible via expansion plane connection
    • Support upstream/downstream PCIe links
    • Supports use of prXMC single board computers
    • Optional backplane configuration for one 16-lane port, two 8-lane ports, or four 4-lane ports
    • Supports standard VITA 42 and rugged VITA 61 XMC modules on 25W mezzanine site
    • XMC site supports PCIe x8 Gen 3 interface
    • 68 pin HD CHAMP front I/O connectors
    • Supports 78-bits (39 pairs) of XMC I/O to backplane per pattern X38s+X8d+X12d of VITA 46.9
    • Conforms to VITA 42.0, 42.3, 46.0, 46.4, 48, 65
    • Supports front or rear panel XMC I/O
    • Supports front or rear panel AcroPack I/O
    • ±12V AUX power to XMC site
  • Specs & Data Sheets

    Manuals

    VPX4520 / VPX4521 User Manual (Log in to download the file)

    Drawings & Diagrams

  • Software

    APSW-API-LNX (Log in to download the file)
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  • Additional information

    Additional information

    Weight N/A
    Part Number

    5025-288: SCSI-3 cable connection to 68 screw terminals, 5028-378: SCSI-2 cable connection to 50 screw terminals, 5025-552: 50 screw terminals, ribbon cable connector