VPX6-187 6U VPX SBC with NXP Power Architecture P4040/4080 Processor

The VPX6-187 VPX Single Board Computer is based on the NXP (formerly Freescale) Power Architecture QorIQ P4040/4080 SOC multi-core processor. Available in versions with 4 or 8  Power Architecture cores running up to 1.5 GHz, and up to 8 GB of high-bandwidth DDR3 SRAM, the VPX6-187 Single Board Computer provides high-performance processing and a long list of features and I/O interfaces to satisfy the most demanding requirements of embedded computing.

The VPX6-187 Single Board Computer features a large number of I/O interfaces including EIA-232, EIA-422/485 serial, USB, Ethernet, MIL-STD-1553, SATA, TTL and differential and discrete I/O. It is equipped with two mezzanine sites. One mezzanine is capable of supporting a IEEE 1386 PMC or VITA 42.3 XMC module with 64-bits of Pn4 I/O and 12-pairs of differential Pn6 I/O from that site to the backplane connectors as per VITA 46.9. The second mezzanine is designed to support only an XMC with maximum I/O providing 20 differential pairs and 38 single-end signals routed as per VITA 46.9.

The VPX6-187 occupies a standard 0.8" slot and 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.

Available in a full range of environmental build grades, the VPX6-187 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 VPX6-187 offers a superset of the I/O features of the previous generation Curtiss-Wright VPX6-185 Power Architecture SBC. As a member of our continuously evolving stream of Power Architecture Single Board Computers including the SVME/DMV-179, 181, 182, 183, 184, and the VPX6-185, the VPX6-187 supports the life-cycle model of successive technology insertions throughout a platform's lifetime.

The VPX6-187 OpenVPX Single Board Computer is supported by a wealth of software including Curtiss-Wright's standard U-Boot, Wind River VxWorks 6.8/6.9, Wind River Linux Board Support Package (BSP) and Driver Suites SMP operating modes. An INTEGRITY BSP is available from Green Hills Software. LynxOS-178 and LynxOS 7 support is available from Lynx Software Technologies

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  • NXP QorIQ P4040/4080 Communications Processor with eight Power Architecture processor cores, high-performance datapath acceleration logic, network and peripheral bus interfaces required for mil/aerospace applications
    • 8 E500MC cores at up to 1.5GHz
  • Up to 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM with ECC controlled by dual 64-bit controllers
  • Full complement of I/O capability (Gigabit Ethernet, serial, USB 2.0, 1553, Serial ATA, TTL and differential discretes...,)
  • One PMC/XMC sites supporting parallel PCI or PCI Express, P64S + X12D
  • One x8 PCIe XMC site with full complement of XMC I/O, X8D+12D+38S
  • One 64-bit PMCs on independent PCI buses
  • VPX/VPX-REDI formats backwards compatible with Curtiss-Wright's VPX6-185
  • Software
    • Curtiss-Wright U-Boot firmware providing a comprehensive suite of system debug, exerciser, and updated functions, BIT, and non-volatile memory sanitization functions
    • Curtiss-Wright Wind River VxWorks 6.x SMP
    • Curtiss-Wright Wind River Linux 4.x
    • INTEGRITY available from GreenHills Software
    • LynxOS-178B and LynxOS 7 available from Lynx Software Technologies
    • MILS 2.1 available from Wind River
  • Designed for military harsh-environment applications, both air- and conduction-cooled
  • Second generation VPX card in Curtiss-Wright's popular 18x series of VPX single board computers

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