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Universal Military Craft Systems Controller (CPU+COMM)

All systems can be set up in two types of aluminum chassis. These are the conduction cooled rugged 3U VPX chassis “Crosswind 600” and “Desert Gecko” . Ruggedized and sealed to IP65. These units can use void fillers and GORE brand vents depending on the deployment environment.

Universal Military Craft Systems Controller 6 Slot VPX ChassisUniversal Military Craft Systems Controller 6 Slot VPX Chassis

  • PCIe Gen.3 x16 per slot, 2x8 possible
  • Gen.3 PCIe Switch on backplane mezzanine
  • Intel I7

The system is 3U VPX based. It consists of two CPU modules, a power supply module [SMART.PSU] Technology explained <- Click here, two PMC/XMC carrier modules and two MILBUS modules. Optional: WLAN module for controlling the system externally without hanger access (Aircraft on runway - pre-takeoff)

The backplane, mezzanine and rear I/O carry signals at GEN2 PCIe speeds. It is ruggedized and sealed to IP65. This unit uses void fillers and a GORE brand vent.

The backplane, mezzanine and rear I/O carry signals at GEN3 PCIe speeds. All slots are PCIe Gen.3 two x8, which can be combined to x16 if needed.

All signals interface with the real world at the front cover of the unit. The unit features an on/off switch, status LEDs and various I/O using circular MIL-DTL-38999 connectors.


Block diagram: Universal Military Craft Systems Controller

PCIe Gen 3 "noStub" routing is used throughout the system to maximize data throughput. Inter-slot high speed communication connections are done on this mezzanine PCB. It is possible to use a Gb Ethernet switch and a serial Rapid I/O switch on this mezzanine, if needed. On this mezzanine card a 3D shock sensor IC is integrated and the values can be read over a I2C bus which is connected to pin outs as per VITA 46 specification.

PCI-Systems is using an unique approach to save valuable slots by using a mezzanine PCB parallel to the backplane. On this mezzanine, all needed switches are placed. For instance PCIe Gen3, Rapid I/O, 10Gb Ethernet. Usually those switches occupy up to 3 valuable slots on the backplane and Gen3 routing is basically not possible because of crosstalk, stubs and losses, using the primary backplane. Also specific interconnections between backplane slots are done on the mezzanine PCB.  A very important point is that the high speed switches are located in the middle of the backplane mezzanine PCB, assuring the shortest possible connections to all VPX slots.




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