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VPX & VME

VPX & VME Compatible Embedded Solutions Summary Page

Typical Module and Carrier Features
  • Standard Software Packages available with purchase
  • Off-the-shelf and Custom Designs
  • Real power supplies and planes to keep your VPX, and VME and installed mezzanines properly powered
  • Matched Length Impedance Controlled IO
  • SpaceWire, ARINC 429, CAN, MIL-1553, RS232, RS-485, RS-422, LVDS and other electrical standards
  • Carriers for IP, PMC, XMC
  • User Programmable
  • 1 year warranty standard. Extended warranty available.
  • Extended [Industrial] Temperature standard
  • Standard and ROHS processing available
VPX [VITA 46] is based on PCIe. VME [Versa Module European] is based on the VME parallel bus.
Dynamic Engineering is a member of VITA.
  • VPX has 16 PCIe lanes defined allowing operation with 1-16 lanes. Gen1-3. J0 provides power, and miscellaneous signals. J1 PCIe lanes. J2 rear IO [both 3U and 6U].
  • VPX has +12V(6), 3.3V(6) and 5V(6) defined as power inputs. () shows the max current based on contacts at 1A ea. Carrier or Adapter will determine power available.
  • VME operates with parallel data. Defined address widths of 16, 24, 32 and 40. Defined data widths of 8, 16, 24, 32, and 64.
  • VME has +12V(1), -12V(1), 3.3V(9) and 5V(5) defined as power inputs. () shows the max current based on contacts at 1A ea. Carrier or Adapter will determine power available.
  • VME boards are defined as Bus Controller, Bus Master, Bus Target. Controller handles interupts, arbitrates among potential masters. Master Requests the bus, then controls the bus to transfer data from Target boards. Target monitors bus and responds when addressed.
  • VPX & VME standard Dimensions : 3U: 100mm x 160mm nominal. 6U: 233mm x 160mm nominal. .55" component height on primary side. Low profile components only on the rear surface [.06" max]. Please note: VPX component height restrictions are different for conduction cooled modules.
  • Standard models have options for bezel and rear IO.
  • Conduction cooled models use wedgelocks to lock into chassis.
  • Conduction cooled models use rear IO.
  • Bezel IO defined by the module. Rear IO can be up to 32 differential pairs for VPX.

  • VPX & VME COOL Cards
    VPX 6U Cool
    VPX-6U-Cool

    12 position fan board with options for Forward or Reverse Direction air flow, "Zero Slot Fan"™ technology, 5V or 12V operation. 6U size (Also Available in VME, cPCI, PC104)

    VME 6U Cool
    VME-6U-Cool

    12 position fan board with options for Forward or Reverse Direction air flow, "Zero Slot Fan"™ technology, 5V or 12V operation. 6U size (Also Available in VPX, cPCI, PC104)

    Native and Module Defined IO

    VPX-GLIB
    VPX-GLIB

    VPX-GLIB is a multi-purpose hardware design supplying many system supervisor and space saving interfaces. VPX-GLIB is controlled via SPI bus [LVDS] using CLK, EN, SEL [2-0], MOSI, MISO. Currently the SEL encoding 000, and 001 are used for internal SPI controlled register access with SEL 010 used for conversion to SMB. The SPI interface with the CPU is received and decoded. SPI accesses to internal functions are re-routed to a second decoder which extracts data to be written or packages data to be read. The extracted data is stored into a local register, and then parallel loaded to the target register. Base design provides LVDS, 485, single ended electrical interfaces with conversion, direction and termination control. Local voltage plus external voltage measurements with 3x LM81´s, remote temperature measurement [TMP421] with automated HW interface, Multi-voltage inputs with programmable set-points. 10 MHz Clock reference testing and forwarding. Industrial Temperature range.

    VPX-RCB
    VPX-RCB

    VPX 3U 4HP card with 4 lane PCIe interface, Spartan III - 2000 FPGA, voltage/fan/temperature monitor circuits, 8 channel D/A [attenuation], 4 buffered SPI interfaces for external devices, 4 high voltage flexible [differential, single ended, high and low voltage] inputs, SPI input control and/or PCIe bus control, misc. buffering to convert 485 <=> LVDS.

    PMC SpaceWire
    PMC_SpaceWire

    PMC-SpaceWire provides 4 SpaceWire nodes [3 on bezel] with FIFO buffering, PLL, DMA. Available with optional 128K FIFO´s K and BK models. Linux, Win7, VxWorks reference packages.

    ccPMC SpaceWire
    ccPMC_SpaceWire

    Conduction Cooled SpaceWire - 4 nodes with FIFO buffering, PLL, DMA. Available with optional 128K FIFO´s K model supported. Linux, Win7, VxWorks reference packages.

    ccPMC HOTLink
    ccPMC-HOTLink

    Conduction Cooled 6 Channel HOTLink interface with DMA and additional differential IO

    PMC 34 Channels in one slot
    PMC-BiSerial-VI-HSDLC
    Currently SDLC is available on PMC BiSerial III [PMC-BiSerial-III-SDLC] and is being ported to the BiSerial VI platform and expanded to handle both HDLC and SDLC [SW programable]. Linux and Win7 available for current model and will be updated for improved model
    PMC 34 Channels in one slot
    PMC-BiSerial-VI-UART

    8 UART I/O ports each consisting of RS-485 transmit and receive data. [LVDS is an ordering option] The UART interface uses a 16x clock to detect received data bits. Received data is filtered with the port reference clock to remove line glitches. The interface can operate at up to 2 Mbits/second using a 32 MHz clock. Reference clock for each port is selectable between the 32 MHz reference and a user programmed PLL frequency. Each UART port has 255 x 32 FIFO for transmit and another 255x32 for receive in addition to Packet Definition FIFO´s. DMA support on all channels. 5 modes can be selected per fully independent node: Standard UART (unpacked), Packed, Packetized, Alternate Packetized, and Test. Options for Bezel and Rear IO.

  • UnPacked mode 8 bit data is assumed mimicking standard UART operation
  • Packed mode 32 bit data is assumed allowing 4 characters to be read/written at a time.
  • Packetized mode allows for non-LW data lengths, and retains most of the efficiency of LW packing. Odd lengths [non LW boundaries] are loaded with the complete LW´s first then the remainder. The Packet length FIFO is programmed with the length to send. The Packet lengths can be loaded to transmit with minimal HW delay between Packets or with a programmed delay.
  • Alternate Packetized mode uses 3 bytes per LW and has the packet descriptor information built into the 4th byte.
  • Test mode SW controls the output pattern to allow for programmed errors on certain characters sent.

  • Programmable timers are available to control the time between packets sent and as a master timer to start new bursts of packets. In addition the Alternate Packet mode supports automatic tristate control and automatic transmit enable/disable to support the packet burst timing. Please see the HW manual for more information.



    PMC Wizard
    PMC_Wizard

    PMC-Wizard is intended for use in ultra high-speed bidirectional point-to-point data transmission systems. The primary application is to provide very high-speed I/O data channels for point-to-point baseband data transmission over controlled impedance media of approximately 50 ohm.

    User Programmable Logic

    user  controlled design with two built in FPGA devices
    PMC-XM

    Transition Module for IO, PLL and RAM support
    PMC-XM is intended for use in situations where the user wants to control the design including the IO. PMC-XM has two FPGA devices built in. The first device takes care of the PCI interface, DMA etc. The second device [Virtex] is for the user application. The Transition Module [XM] is attached to the Virtex device. The Virtex is further supported by a 1M x 36 QDR SRAM, PLL, Digital Temperature Sensor, and connections to the PMC Pn4 connector. Four LED´s are supplied to the Virtex to provide design status, debugging support and other user purposes. PAD file for transition module available to support user layout.

    user  controlled design with Differential IO
    PMC-XM-DIFF

    34/32 Differential IO [LVDS / RS-485], PLL and RAM support
    PMC-XM-DIFF is intended for use in situations where the user wants to control the design. PMC-XM-DIFF has two FPGA devices built in. The first device takes care of the PCI interface, DMA etc. The second device [Virtex] is for the user application. 32 differential IO [485 or LVDS] connected to the Virtex device. Independent IO with separate direction, and termination controls. Bezel or Pn4 [or both] ports for the IO. The Virtex is further supported by a 1M x 36 QDR SRAM, PLL, Digital Temperature Sensor. Four LED´s are supplied to the Virtex to provide design status, debugging support and other user purposes. Windows® driver with reference application code, reference working VHDL design for the Virtex, breakout cable and terminal stripe available.

    Programmable Logic and General Purpose IO

    PMC 34 Channels in one slot
    PMC-BiSerial-VI

    PMC-BiSerial-VI features "Channelized DMA"™ supporting multiple state-machines, independent memory per channel, 34 - 40/200 MHz 485/LVDS buffers with programmable termination and direction can be configured to your systems requirements. The Spartan 6 FPGA is an upgrade over the Spartan 3 based design with more memory, cells, speed and comes Industrial temperature. Please note : PMC-BiSerial-I/II/III and PMC BiSerial are supported for customers with designs on those platforms. PMC-BiSerial-VI is recommended for new designs.

    PMC 34 Channels in one slot
    PMC-BiSerial-III

    Spartan 3 based PMC with 34 programmable differential IO. PMC-BiSerial-III features "Channelized DMA"™ supporting multiple state-machines, independent memory per channel, 34 - 40/200 MHz 485/LVDS buffers with programmable termination and direction can be configured to your systems requirements.
    In production to support current clients. PMC-BiSerial-VI is recommended for new designs

    PMC 64 IO Channels in one slot
    PMC-Parallel-TTL

    Packed with features and functionality, PMC Parallel TTL is an excellent use of precious PMC slot resources. The TTL card has 64 independently programmable digital IO, and supports internal FIFO´s and DMA - just add a state-machine for your interface, and the hardware will provide much more than a simple parallel interface. All channels are readable as inputs regardless of the transmit enable programming, and all IO channels can be used as interrupt generators programmable to be based on either or both edges for Change of State operation. An external clock, PCI clock, or oscillator can be selected for the reference on the COS operation. The PMC Parallel TTL is available with many ordering options, including IO port, IO Voltage and Extended Temperature options.

    PMC 64 IO Channels in one slot
    PMC-Parallel-IO

    PMC-Parallel-IO provides 64 independent IO in one PMC slot. 64 mA open drain buffers on each IO.
    Two interrupt sources. External or internal clock reference. Custom state machine designs.
    In production to support current clients. PMC Parallel TTL recommended for new designs.

    PMC 32 Channels in one slot
    PMC-Parallel-485

    PMC-Parallel-485 provides 32 independent RS485 IO in one PMC slot plus clock reference and clock enable. All IO can be interrupt sources. Custom state machine designs.

    64 Digital IO, COS interrupts, PLL< t
    XMC-Parallel-TTL

    64 independently programmable digital IO, and supports internal FIFO´s and DMA. Extended Temperature standard. Programmable IO voltage. All channels are readable as inputs regardless of the transmit enable programming. All IO channels can be used as interrupt generators, programmable for either or both edges with Change of State operation. An external clock, Bus clock, or oscillator can be selected for the reference on the COS operation.

    Conduction Cooled 64 Digital IO or 8 ADC and 32 IO w/ DMA, COS interrupts, PLL< t
    ccPMC-Parallel-TTL

    Conduction Cooled 64 Digital IO or 8 ADC and 32 IO w/ DMA, COS interrupts, PLL

    PMC 20 Transformer coupled Channels
    PMC-BiSerial-3T20

    PMC-BiSerial-3T20 features "Channelized DMA"™ supporting multiple state-machines, independent memory per channel, 22 - 40/200 MHz 485/LVDS buffers with programmable termination and direction can be configured to your systems requirements. 20 of the IO are transformer coupled and 2 are direct coupled. The 2000 or 4000 Spartan III devices can handle your IO processing requirements. Additional memory is available in the form of 2 banks of 16Mx32 SDRAM. The 4 clocks output from the PLL and FPGA clock capabilities provide a lot of flexibility. An on board oscillator can be used to set critical frequencies and be a reference for the PLL. Industrial Temp standard.

    Conduction Cooled transformer coupled 8 channel PMC
    ccPMC-BiSerial-III-TRANS

    The TRANS version of the PMC BiSerial III has been updated to be conduction cooled and have transformer coupling. Perfect for Aerospace and other applications with a demanding environment and high performance. The FPGA has "Channelized DMA"™ and plenty of room to implement the most complex state-machines.

    Carriers for PMC & XMC


    VPX & VME Carriers - Adapt VPX & VME Modules to PCIe
    8 lane PCIe to VPX 3U adapter in mid size PCIe card
    PCIe8LSwVPX3U

    Mid-length 8 lane PCIe adapter carrier card with VPX mounting position. Front panel and P2 IO access. Built in power supplies. Switch based to provide clock isolation - allow use in systems where the upstream port is spread spectrum enabled. Options to use REFCLK with spread input to VPX or fixed frequency local clock.

    4 lane PCIe to 2 VPX 3U adapter in mid size PCIe card
    PCIe2VPX3UX4

    Mid-length 4 lane PCIe adapter carrier card with VPX mounting position. Front panel and P2 IO access. Built in power supplies. No clock isolation. REFCLK not supported.

    VPX IP Module Carriers - Adapt IP Modules to VPX
    2 position IP carrier for 3U VPX
    VPX2IP

    Carrier adapter card with 2 IP module positions for VPX. 3U 4HP front or rear IO

    PMC & XMC Accessories for IO

    Dinterm64
    DINterm64

    Provides a space efficient, low cost method of interconnecting the control electronics to the rest of the sensors, IO, machinery etc. 64 bit ribbon to 64 screw terminal adapter.

    Dinribn64
    DINribn64
    is compatible with DINterm64 and provides a connection method between DIN style header connectors and other equipment. 64 positions, rows A and C filled in header.

    HDEterm68
    HDEterm68
    SCSI II/III to 68 Terminal positions SCSI II/III adapter to terminal strip with DIN rail and custom termination options

    HDEcabl68
    HDEcabl68
    SCSI II/III cable - 68 pin high density SCSI connectors with latch blocks or 2-56 thumbscrew hardware . Twisted pair construction.

    need to interconnect ribbon cable and your system?
    HDRterm50
    HDRterm50 will make your IndustryPack® system inter-connection easy; an interconnection between 50 pin ribbon cable and discrete wiring systems.

    need to interconnect ribbon cable and your system?
    HDRribn50
    will connect your IndustryPack® to a HDRterm50 or similar Ribbon Cable connector based sytem connection.

    HDEterm100
    HDEterm100
    SCSI 100 to 100 Terminal positions SCSI 100 adapter to terminal strip with DIN rail and custom termination options

    SpaceWire Cable
    MDM-SpaceWire-Cable

    Available in custom lengths with standard MDM Connectors or with panel mount etc.

    DESWBO
    DESWBO

    DESWBO: SpaceWire BreakOut design complete with power adapter. Test Points and LED´s to monitor your SpaceWire activity. Both sides of a complete SpaceWire Link. Pass through design.

    PMC to PCI adapter
    PMC2PCI

    The PMC2PCI Adapter/carrier card mounts in a PMC position and provides a PCI slot. 3.3V and 5V slots to choose from. Riser also available for right angle orientation.

    IndustryPack mounting hardware.
    IP Mounting Hardware
    Hardware mounting kit to mount your IndustryPack to a carrier board


    IP ConnectorSaver
    Add an air gap to your installed IP Module or protect carrier or module connectors from repeated installation