VPX Carriers Host Dual XMC Modules for Signal Processing & Computing Options

Acromag's new VPX carrier cards route power and bus signals to two plug-in XMC mezzanine modules with a 16-lane Gen 3 PCIe interface to enable a broad range of FPGA, GPU, I/O, and CPU combinations By DA Staff / 18 Aug 2022
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Acromag has expanded its OpenVPX carrier card selection with the addition of two new models that provide a simple, cost-effective solution for interfacing XMC modules to a VPX computer system. 

The VPX4840 and VPX4850 feature two XMC slots with support for front or rear panel I/O. They are available with VITA 42, VITA 61, or VITA 88 connectors to route power and interface bus signals to the plug-in mezzanine modules. 

Both models support a choice of direct PCIe connection to the VPX backplane via the data or expansion plane. The XMC sites have a 16-lane PCIe bus Gen 3 interface enabling rapid data throughput. 

By inserting XMC mezzanine modules on the carrier, including XMC processor (prXMC) modules, developers can now leverage hundreds of available function modules currently unavailable in a VPX platform. 

These carriers are designed for high-performance defense, aerospace, scientific research, and industrial systems requiring high-speed I/O.

“With two XMC sites, system integrators can combine FPGA, GPU, I/O, avionics, communication, and even prXMC modules to create custom computing boards in a single slot,” said Robert Greenfield, Acromag’s Business Development Manager.

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