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  • 6th Generation Intel® Xeon® CPU
  • Up to 32GB DDR4 ECC RAM
  • Conduction-Cooled Option
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The AcroExpress® VPX6600 is a high-performance 3U OpenVPXTM embedded single board computer based on the 6th Generation Skylake Intel® Xeon® processor and PCH. Designed for COTS applications this Intel SBC utilizes the Intel C230 series PCH chipset for extensive I/O support. Heat is managed with a fully integrated heatsink for advanced cooling management. The VPX6600 doesn’t consume I/O space and offers specialized I/O on P2.

Intel 6th Generation

Whether you’re looking for a tech refresh to update your legacy systems or starting a new application, Intel processors deliver significant performance advancements such as: enhanced microarchitecture, integrated graphics, and expanded memory performance with up to 32GB of high-bandwidth DDR4 memory and ECC memory controllers. This board is designed and manufactured to meet VITA 46.0 and has at least a 7-year life expectancy.

Cutting-edge technology features programmable power limits, allowing the user to “dial-down” the maximum power consumption of the CPU in systems where power is a concern.

The VPX6600 also takes advantage of Intel Advanced Vector Extensions 2.0 for enhanced performance on floating point-intensive applications and Hyper-Threading Technology that enables each core to use two software threads for more efficient use of the CPU.

Memory

Supports either one or two DDR4 ECC SODIMMs, for a total of up to 32GB removable memory. The SODIMMs are firmly attached to the module with screws for easy replacement and surrounded by heat sink material to provide a mechanically and thermally robust mechanism. These processors feature a M.2 Flash storage site perfect for solid-state storage application.

Operating System Software

The VPX6600 is supported for use with Microsoft Windows® 7/8, VxWorksTM and Linux.

Extensive Support

With over 60-years’ experience, more than 40 of those years working with defense and military contracts, we are focused on providing embedded computing solutions for the best long term value in the industry.

Designed and manufactured in the USA, with a 2-year standard warranty.

Performance Specifications

AcroExpress Processor & Memory

Processor: Intel Xeon processor. (6th generation, codename Skylake). The CPU allows programming a lower power limit in the BIOS setup allowing use in applications where less power is available or heat removal is an issue.

E3-1505M V5: 2.8GHz, quad core, 8Mb cache, 47W.

Chipset: Intel C230 series CM236 PCH chipset.

Memory: 32GB of 2133 DDR4 ECC memory.

Flash Storage: M.2 site available for onboard Flash.

Software Support

Drivers for Microsoft® Windows® 7/8/10, VxWorks™ and Linux™ are available for download from their respective providers.

Fabric Port

The VPX6600 provides 3 ports of x4 Gen 3 PCIe where 1-x4 port is used on the Data Plane and 2-x4 ports are used on the Expansion Plane. All ports fully comply with the PCIe specifications as defined by PCISIG and are routed to the P1 backplane connector as defined by VITA 46.4. The Data Plane and Expansion Plane interfaces can be used to interconnect multiple VPX6600’s or to provide PMC/XMC support using the VPX4810 or VPX4814.

Bus Compliance

VITA 65 module profile: MOD3-PAY-1F2F2U-16.2.2-4. VITA 46.0 / 46.4 / 46.6. VITA 48.1 / 48.2.

Form Factor

3U VPX 1” pitch (VITA 48.1).

Environmental

Operating temperature: Air-cooled: 0 to 70°C *.
Conduction-cooled: -40 to 85°C. * w/ 300 lfm airflow; depends on application – see manual for details.

Storage temperature: -40 to 85°C.

Relative humidity: 5% to 95% at 60°C non-condensing.

Shock: 50g peak-to-peak, 11ms duration, MIL-STD-202G Method 213B.

Vibration: 11.96 grms, 50-20,000 Hz, each axis, MIL-STD-202G Method 214A.

Power Inputs from backplane: 5V: 10.4A typical, 14.4A maximum. 3.3V: 1.3A typical.

  • 6th Generation Intel Xeon: – Quad Core Xeon E3-1505M V5 (47W)
  • Up to -40 to 85°C extended operating range
  • Programmable CPU power for heat sensitive applications
  • Intel C230 series CM236 PCH chipset
  • Up to 32GB of high-speed DDR4 memory with SODIMM lock-down mechanism (permits user removal or upgrades)
  • Front panel I/O includes (air-cooled version):
    • dual USB 3.0 ports
    • mini-display port
  • Backplane I/O includes:
    • PCIe x4 data plane
    • PCIe x4 expansion plane
    • PCIe x4 or x4 SATA III expansion plane
    • 1 Gb Ethernet 1000Base-T port
    • 2 Gb Ethernet 1000Base-BX ports
    • 2 RS-232/422/485 ports
    • 2 USB 3.0 ports
    • 2 USB 2.0 ports
    • 2 DIsplayPort 1.2 ports
    • 2 SATA III ports
    • Audio: analog stereo line in and line out
  • Power-on self-test (POST) code LCD display
  • Call factory for battery-less operation and other options.

Manuals

VPX6600 User Manual (Log in to download the file)

Drawings & Diagrams

  • Compare

    VPX6600-BSP-VXW: Board Support Package

    • VxWorks board support package
    $750
    Select options
  • Compare

    VPX6600-RTM-LF: Rear Transition Module

    • Rear Transition module for VPX6600 models
    • I/O available on the front panel
    • I/O available via internal connectors
    $1,300
    Select options

Additional information

Weight N/A
Part Number

XPX6600-RTM-LF: 3U VPX rear transition module

  • Description

    The optional VPX6600-RTM module may be installed into the rear slot directly behind the VPX6600 to easily access all of the available I/O on P2 connector.

    I/O available on the front panel

    • Two USB 2.0 ports via standard USB 2.0 connector.
    • Two USB 3.0 ports via standard USB 3.0 connector.
    • Two DisplayPort ports via standard Mini-DisplayPort connector.
    • One Gigabit Ethernet port via standard RJ45 connector.

    I/O available via internal connectors

    • Two SATA III ports via standard 7-pin SATA data connectors.
    • Two software-selectable RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 Serial Ports are available via 10-pin headers.
    • Stereo Audio Line-In & Line-Out via a 5-pin connector.
    • Six General Purpose I/O pins via an 8-pin header.
  • Features & Benefits

    • 6th Generation Intel Xeon: – Quad Core Xeon E3-1505M V5 (47W)
    • Up to -40 to 85°C extended operating range
    • Programmable CPU power for heat sensitive applications
    • Intel C230 series CM236 PCH chipset
    • Up to 32GB of high-speed DDR4 memory with SODIMM lock-down mechanism (permits user removal or upgrades)
    • Front panel I/O includes (air-cooled version):
      • dual USB 3.0 ports
      • mini-display port
    • Backplane I/O includes:
      • PCIe x4 data plane
      • PCIe x4 expansion plane
      • PCIe x4 or x4 SATA III expansion plane
      • 1 Gb Ethernet 1000Base-T port
      • 2 Gb Ethernet 1000Base-BX ports
      • 2 RS-232/422/485 ports
      • 2 USB 3.0 ports
      • 2 USB 2.0 ports
      • 2 DIsplayPort 1.2 ports
      • 2 SATA III ports
      • Audio: analog stereo line in and line out
    • Power-on self-test (POST) code LCD display
    • Call factory for battery-less operation and other options.
  • Specs & Data Sheets

    Manuals

    VPX6600 User Manual (Log in to download the file)

    Drawings & Diagrams

  • Accessories

    • Compare

      VPX6600-BSP-VXW: Board Support Package

      • VxWorks board support package
      $750
      Select options
    • Compare

      VPX6600-RTM-LF: Rear Transition Module

      • Rear Transition module for VPX6600 models
      • I/O available on the front panel
      • I/O available via internal connectors
      $1,300
      Select options
  • Additional information

    Additional information

    Weight N/A
    Part Number

    XPX6600-RTM-LF: 3U VPX rear transition module