Serial RapidIO® GEN-2 Switch complies with OpenVPX/VITA-65.
May 7, 2010 -
OpenVPX(TM) and VITA-65 compliant VPX6-6902 combines Ethernet and Serial RapidIO® (SRIO) switching in one slot for management, control, and dataplane switching in high-performance, embedded military systems. Available in air- and conduction-cooled versions, 6U VPX board supports Gen-1 SRIO (1.25, 2.5, 3.125 Gbaud) and Gen-2 SRIO (5.0, 6.25 Gbaud). It offers up to 20 Gbps throughput on each of its 28, 4-lane ports and helps architect systems that adhere to VITA-65/OpenVPX(TM) specifications.
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Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing
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Curtiss-Wright Controls Announces its First OpenVPX/VITA-65 Serial RapidIO® GEN-2 Switch
VPX6-6902 Delivers High-Speed VITA-65 Compliant Management, Control and Dataplane Switching with up to 28x SRIO (x4) Ports
OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing, a business group of Curtiss-Wright Controls and a leading designer and manufacturer of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) VME, VPX, OpenVPX(TM), and CompactPCI® products for the rugged deployed aerospace and defense (A&D) market, has announced the availability of the new OpenVPX(TM)/VITA-65 compliant VPX6-6902 Serial RapidIO® (SRIO) switch card. This rugged 6U VPX board, available in both air- and conduction-cooled versions, combines Ethernet and SRIO switching in a single slot for management, control and dataplane switching in high performance embedded military systems. Supporting both Gen-1 SRIO (1.25, 2.5, 3.125 Gbaud) and Gen-2 SRIO (5.0, 6.25 Gbaud), the VPX6-6902 enables systems integrators to quickly and easily architect small to large high performance systems that adhere to the VITA-65 OpenVPX(TM) systems specification.
"The VPX6-6902 SRIO switch extends Curtiss-Wright Controls' leadership in high-performance mission computing environments" said Lynn Patterson, vice president and general manager Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing. "By integrating SRIO and Ethernet switching, we can support embedded processing systems with the highest possible data bandwidths in the smallest footprints possible."
SRIO is a next-generation data-plane interconnect, and combines extremely high data rates with low system latency. Eclipsing existing Generation 1 SRIO switches, the VPX6-6902 doubles the available bandwidth with SRIO Gen-2 technology, offering up to 20Gbps throughput on each of it's 28 4-lane ports. The VPX6-6902 is designed to form the interconnect backbone of extremely high-performance mission computing environments, and simplifies systems design with features designed for redundant and fail-safe architectures.
The VPX6-6902 is available in a variety of system configurations, and supports a number of standard OpenVPX(TM) profiles. Popular configurations include:
24 x SRIO (x4) ports to the VPX backplane and 4x SRIO (x4) ports to the front, with no Ethernet switching.
20 x SRIO (x4) ports to the VPX backplane and 4x SRIO (x4) ports to the front, along with 16x SerDes GbE ports and 2x 1000Base-T ports to the rear with an additional 2x 10GbE and one (1) 1000Base-T port to the front.
The VPX6-6902's on-board management processor can be used to manage and configure the Ethernet switch, and also performs SRIO management and configuration. IPMI is also supported for system level management.
VPX6-6902 Key Features:
6U VPX Form Factor, complies with OpenVPX(TM) / VITA-65 standards
Combined SRIO Data plane and Ethernet Management and Control plane switch fabrics
Enables easy implementation of scalable high performance centralized DSP clusters for small, medium and large systems
Available with SRIO only, or SRIO + Ethernet switch fabrics
- SRIO switch offers up to 24x 4-lane ports to the backplane, and 4x 4-lane ports to the front.
- Second generation SRIO switching technology support both Gen-1 (1.25, 2.5 and 3.125 Gbaud) or Gen-2 (5.0 and 6.25 Gbaud) speeds
- Integrated Ethernet switch offers up to 16x SerDes GbE and 2x 1000Base-T ports to the VPX backplane, along with + 2x 10GbE and 1x 1000Base-T ports to the front.
On-board management processor for both SRIO and GbE fabrics
Supports star and dual-star topologies for redundant and fail-safe architectures
Pre-configured for 3rd party SRIO diagnostic Probe to provide system monitoring, analysis and diagnostics
Air-cooled and Conduction-cooled models available in all ruggedization levels (L0, L100, L200)
The VPX6-6902 complements Curtiss-Wright Controls' growing family of high-speed Single-Board Computer (SBC) and Digital Signal Processing (DSP) cards, including the recently announced CHAMP-AV5 with the Intel® Core(TM) i7 processor and the HPE720 Hybrid Processor Board with dual Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGAs and dual-core PPC processor. The VPX6-6902 board supports multiple backplane profiles, and conforms to the OpenVPX® / VITA-65 standard. For more information on the VPX6-6902 click here.
Sales inquiries: Please forward all Sales and reader service inquiries to Jerri-Lynne Charbonneau, Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing, Tel: (613) 254-5112; Fax: (613) 599-7777; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing
Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing is the industry's most comprehensive and experienced single source for embedded solutions, ranging from Processing, Subsystems, Data Communication, DSP, and Video & Graphics to the most advanced board level components and fully integrated custom systems. The Embedded Computing group serves the defense, aerospace, commercial and industrial markets and is part of Curtiss-Wright Controls Inc.
About Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc.
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