VPX Backplanes 3U 5 slot Full Mesh X4

  • Compliant to VITA 46.0 baseline specification

  • Supports VITA 46.3 Serial Rapid I/O

  • Supports VITA 46.4 PCI Express

  • 3U, 5 slot, Full mesh X4 configuration, 5 Gbaud

  • Material:  FR 408

  • M3 studs for power entry

  • PCB size 128.5mm x 153.27mm x 5.4mm

  • 5 HP from slot to slot (20.32mm)

  • Flexible keying and alignment mechanism

  • System Management Interface on the backplane (IMPB, SMB)

  • Flexible keying and alignment mechanism

  • with geographical address pins

  • Reference clock

  • Non-Volatile Memory Read Only signal set by Jumper BR1

  • Battery backup option setting by Jumper X5. Vbat external or connected to 3.3 AUX.

  • Power Consumption:  VS1:VS2:VS3 = 50A : 50A : 80A (36A/ Slot and Voltage)

  • System Reset

  • P1 Reserved Signals

  • Operating temperature: -40° - +85°C

  • Storage temperature: -55°C - +85°C

  • Flammability rating: UL94-V0

Order No. Product Description
B190305010 VPX 3U 5 Slot, Full Mesh X4
Topology: Full Mesh X4 PCI Express configuration

“Fat pipes“ from Slot to Slot, 4 lanes/ link (= 8 differential pairs)

Power Studs M4
  • The main operating voltages (+12V, +3.3V, +5V) and GND are supplied with M4 screw terminals.
  • The auxiliary operating voltages are supplied via M3 screw terminals. Optimal daughter board supply and trouble-free operation are ensured by the arrangement of the feed modules on the backplane.
  • The permissible max. current are 40 A/ M4 screw
  • Consider: Max. 36A/ Slot acc. VITA 46.0 allowed
Utility Connector
  • There are 2 connectors for system management I2C1 and I2C2.
    I2C1_PWR and 12C2_PWR are connectable to power with 3-pin feed-through connectors.
  • For customer specific board assembly
  • Zero-Ohm resistors are available.
  • Usable voltages are 5V / 3.3V-AUX
JTAG Connector

In addition 2 JTAG-Connectors for VPX Slots 1 (X200) and 5 (X201) are available. 


Normally a battery voltage with approximately 3V is available at Pin VBAT
of connector VPX-J1. The voltage is externally accessible with connector X5 or
internally using 3.3V_AUX by closing Jumper BR2.


If Jumper BR1 is closed NVRMO is set to memory writeable.

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