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PCI-Systems Inc. announces OpenVPX high speed 14 slot recorder


PCI-Systems Inc. announces a new Vita 62 based Power Supply




PCI-Systems introduces 28V input, 1,300W, intelligent AIR cooled 6U VPX Power Supply series


HAWK VPX 3U 2 Slot Chassis

Featuring large heatsink areas and a fully customizable backplane our HAWK can be configured to meet many special single or double slot 3U VPX payload demands.

More info here


Complete air-cooled 3U VPX lineup coming soon!

PCI-Systems Inc. will use it's existing technology in use for high end, high speed 3U conduction cooled OpenVPX adapted to air-cooled 3U OpenVPX designs. This will enable you, our customers, to select a lower cost product with more than acceptable speed and throughput values for alternative markets.


In the queue for air-cooled 3U VPX products are:

  • 3U VPX PCIe switch card
  • 28 port 1000 ethernet switch modules
  • Complete range of adapters and extenders for lab use

3U VPX Bus Extender Kit PCIe Gen. 3

Product page: Click here!


  • For Lab use
  • Expands PCIe bus
  • SSC capable
  • Optical or copper interconnect cable
  • Air cooled and conduction cooled design
  • 0.8-inch pitch

..:: NEW! IVY BRIDGE I7 cpu modules x16 PCIe ::..

Intel Core I7 "Ivy Bridge"

VPX 3U and 6U conduction cooled CPU modules / Rev 3

Click here for product page with visio diagram!

 The 3U VPX I7 CPU Board features:

  • up to 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  • USB 3.0, SATA3 6 Gb/s, RS-232/RS-422/RS-485
  • WindRiver VxWorks, Linux and MS-Windows
  • Intel® Core™i7 with QM77 
  • 3U and 6U VPX (VITA 46) module
  • Up to 16 GB of DDR3-1066 ECC SDRAM in two channels
  • 8 MB NOR boot flash
  • 256 GB SATA drive onboard
  • Ruggedized VITA 48 (REDI) compatible
  • Conduction  cooled
  • MIL-Bus Interface


The VPX I7 CPU board is a high-speed 3U OPEN VPX single-board computer, based on the Intel® Core™i7 processor. It connects to the system backplane with up to x16 PCIe. The VPX I7 features a MILbus chip and has a 256GB SSD SATA 3 onboard. 4 USB3, 10 USB2, 2 SATA 6 Gb/s and 4 SATA 3 Gb/s connections that can be used.

  • Intel® Core i7-3615QE, 4x 2.3 GHz
  • Intel® Core i7-3612QE, 4x 2.1 GHz
  • Intel® Core i7-3555LE, 2x 2.5 GHz
  • Intel® Core i7-3517UE, 2x 2.5 GHz
  • Intel® Core i5-3610ME, 2x 2.7 GHz
  • Intel® Core i3-3120ME, 2x 2.4 GHz
  • Intel® Core i3-3217UE, 2x 1.6 GHz




AMMT - Active Modular Backplane Mezzanine Technology

PCI-Systems Inc. forward looking Active Modular Backplane Mezzanine Technology (AMMT) (PATENT PENDING) for very high speed interslot communication is currently being deployed in various 3U VPX projects. 

The technology is paramount in future techologies clustered around the VPX ( standard, and is being used in current VPX designs from PCI-Systems Inc.

A passive backplane, with an active piggyback mezzanine facilitates the use of in-chip backplane profile configurating and very high speed interslot communication with large signal count.



  • x16 / x32 PCIe GEN3 interslot communication
  • No more space limitations for routing of many signals in a small form factor
  • On backplane processing
  • On backplane slot configuration using crosspoint switch


Please ask your representative or PCI-Systems Inc for the presentation!


Crosswind 600 Chassis used in F-18 aircraft for automated carrier landing system demonstrator

Based on the CrossWind 600 cold plate ATR chassis, the system uses a PCIe Gen2 bus structure with STAR topology. Intel based i7 boards and Freescale 4080 PowerPC boards are controlling MILbus, ARINC and serial I/O boards. An integrated 16 channel Gigabit Ethernet switch is connected to several slots and to the rear I/O on MIL connectors.

High speed data transfers on PCIe Gen 2 and Gen 3 switch fabric in a STAR configuration offer the lowest latency by tightly coupling all PCIe devices to a common 100MHz reference clock. It allows CPU and peripheral boards to communicate with the fastest data rate.

The lightweight 3U VPX chassis are used in demonstrating automated aircraft carrier landings with F18 fighter aircraft.