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3U OpenVPX System CPU with COM Express Core Featuring Intel I7 CPU, Integrated SRIO Switch and System Timing


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VPX-COMEX Peripherals

Quick Specs
Part Number: 80271-0 · 80271-0-L1 · 80271-0-L2 · 80271-0-L3 · 80271-1
Family: VPX
Bus Type: VPX
Bus Width:
Bus Speed:
Form Factor: VPX
Interfaces: Ethernet · SATA · DisplayPort · USB
Functions: Clock Timebase · Data Acquisition · DSP - Digital Signal Processor · FPGA · Special Function · Data Logger
DSP Quantity: 0
DSP Speed (total):
FPGA: Spartan-6
FPGA Size: LX45T to LX120T
FPGA Quantity: 1
A/D Channels: 0
A/D Resolution:
A/D Rate:
D/A Channels: 0
D/A Resolution:
D/A Rate:
Digital IO:
Peripherals: 61208
  • 3U OpenVPX VITA65 CPU card
  • Runs Windows, Linux, VxWorks
  • COM Express Type 6 CPU module
    • Intel I7 @ 2.53 GHz/I5 @ 2.4GHz
    • Up 8GB 1066MHz DDR3 ECC memory
  • PCI Express Root supports x4/x4/x1/x1 endpoints
  • GbE, USB 2.0, 3x SATA300, DisplayPort
  • Integrated 1.8 in SATA SSD up to 256 GB
  • Serial RapidIO Data Plane Switch
    • 8x SRIO Gen2 (5 Gbps) ports to VPX
    • Front panel QSFP x4 optical link
  • Precision timing/triggering support
    • PLL with 125KHz to 1GHz tuning range with -110 dB phase noise @ 10kHz
    • 10MHz, 0.28 PPM clock reference
    • Rference input support for GPS integration
    • Synchronized triggering outputs
  • Xilinx Spartan6 LX45T to LX120T FPGA core
    • PCIe interface
    • 128MB memory
  • < 50W typical; conduction or forced-air cooling
  • Operating Environment:
    • 0 to 60C, 0 to 100% RH
    • 30g shock, 0.04 g2/Hz random vibe
  • VPX System CPU
  • DSP for RADAR, Communications, Signal
  • Intelligence Applications
  • Medical Imaging
  • High Speed Data Recording and Playback
  • Embedded Instrumentation and Control

VPX-COMEX Overview

The VPX-COMEX is a 3U OpenVPX system controller CPU card that integrates an Intel CPU COM Express CPU module with SRIO switch, system timing and triggering features, and a Spartan6 FPGA core. The VPX-COMEX supports VPX systems with up to 4 other PCIe /SRIO cards and timing/triggering support for embedded communications. instrumentation, and data acquisition applications.

The CPU core is a COM Express module, a PICMG industry standard, that is an Intel-architecture I7 or I5 CPU with QM57 chipset . The COM Express module runs Windows, Linux, or VxWorks, providing a familiar and easy-to-use software environment that is abundant in tools and applications, resulting in dramatically lower time-to-market than other CPU architectures.

The VPX-COMEX has support for 4 expansion cards using PCI Express and SRIO. The PCI Express root complex has x4, x4, x1 and.x1 Gen1 endpoint support, provided by the chipset. The SRIO data plane complements the PCIe connectivity with a central switch providing 8 SRIO Gen2 links (5 Gbps each).

Timing and triggering features support system-wide synchronized data acquisition. The VPX-COMEX provides precision, low jitter sample clocks and synchronized triggers both over VPX backplane and front panel connections. The timing sub-sytem includes a PLL with external or on-card references capable of sample rates up to 1 GHz.

A Xilinx Spartan6 FPGA core connects the CPU core with the peripheral device and SRIO data plane. A 128MB DDR3 memory is provided for the FPGA. Framework Logic tools support development on the FPGA for custom DSP and system interfaces.

The VPX-COMEX is designed for embedded operation in conduction-cooled or forced-air VPX systems. IPMI functions support system management and monitoring. The card requires a 1in slot (clearance for optional QSFP is also required). REDI covers are available for 2-level maintenance.

Software tools for host development include C++ libraries and drivers for VxWorks,Windows and Linux. Application examples demonstrating the module features are provided.

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