VPX6-185 6U VPX SBC with Dual NXP Power Architecture 8640 Processors

The VPX6-185 NXP (formerly Freescale) Power Architecture Single Board Computer (SBC) is one of a family of modules to employ the open-architecture VPX (VITA 46 VPX and VITA 65 OpenVPX) standards. VITA 46 and VITA 67 were collaboratively developed by COTS industry leaders which included prime military integrators to marry high-speed serial interconnects such as sRIO and PCIe. VPX is well suited to military and aerospace applications which can take advantage of and utilize this form factor and feature set. The VPX6-185 provides single board computer (SBC) functionality to the Curtiss-Wright VPX family that includes quad-processor DSP, FPGA accelerator and XMC/PMC carrier modules.

The VPX6-185 6U VPX SBC is based on the Power Architecture MPC8640/8641 processor. Available in single-core and dual-core versions with AltiVec and up to 2 GB of high bandwidth DDR2 SRAM, the VPX6-185 Power Architecture SBC provides high performance VPX processing and a long list of features and I/O interfaces to satisfy the most demanding requirements of embedded computing.

Available in a full range of environmental build grades, the VPX6-185 is targeted to the challenging data and digital signal processing needs of tactical aircraft, armored vehicles and harsh environment naval systems. For retrofit and technology insertion applications, the VPX6-185 VPX Power Architecture SBC offers a superset of the I/O features of earlier generations of Curtiss-Wright VME 18x SBCs. 

The VPX6-185 VPX SBC occupies a standard 0.8" slot and may be used for upgrading existing VME systems in the same footprint. The VPX-185 provides a VME interface as well as OpenVPX data plane interfaces and hence can be used to bridge between older VME cards and OpenVPX cards. The VPX6-185 is also available in the VITA 48 (VPX REDI) format with covers to support two level maintenance LRM requirements. Air-cooled variants are delivered with 1" front panels.

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  • Powerful general-purpose single board computer with NXP 8640 Power Architecture processor
  • Single or dual processor e600 cores at up to 1.33GHz
  • Up to 2 GB DDR2 SDRAM controlled by dual 64-bit controllers
  • Full complement of I/O capability (Ethernet, SCSI, serial, USB 2.0, 1553, Serial ATA, TTL and differential discretes)
  • sRIO or PCIe dataplane
  • Two 64-bit PMCs on independent PCI buses
  • Dual VITA 42 XMC sites with 12 differential I/O pairs per site
  • VPX/VPX-REDI formats with four 4-lane fabric ports, with some ports selectable to be either Serial RapidIO or PCI Express
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  • Designed for military harsh-environment applications, both air- and conduction-cooled
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