Lower-cost enclosure offers versatile supports with a distributed mesh backplane

A 4U-high chassis for the development of 3U VPX and
OpenVPX cards, the VPXD4500 OpenVPX Development Chassis features a 5-slot
OpenVPX backplane with a BKP3-DIS05-15.2.13-n profile per the VITA 65
specification. The distributed mesh backplane is versatile for a wide range of
3U OpenVPX boards and the enclosure facilitates rear I/O access, with rear-transition-module
(RTM) connectors optional.


The 19-in.-wide 4U development platform comes with rubber
feet for desktop applications; however the unit is also rack-mountable. A 350-W
ac power supply is standard and offers typical 3U VPX voltages of 3.3, 5, and 12 V,
plus +/- 12-V AUX and 3.3-V AUX. The chassis’ pricing starts under $2,495.00, depending
on configuration, and other backplane and PSU options are available.