New DK3 and DK6 VPX Development Chassis Offers Backplane Conversion

Press Release Summary:

  • Includes backplane, power supply and rear transition slots
  • Features open access design with carrying handle and have adjustable speed high cfm fans
  • Available in two base versions for development of either 3U or 6U modules

Original Press Release:

VPX Open Frame Development Chassis from LCR Offer Unmatched Configuration Flexibility for Fast Development Cycles

DK3 and DK6 pave the way towards fast VPX system deployment

Technology Highlights:

  • Open access design with a carrying handle
  • Quick-conversion air or conduction cooled slot inserts
  • Fast and easy backplane conversion
  • .8", 1.0" and 1.2" slot pitch options
  • Adjustable speed high cfm fans
  • Range of backplane choices

January 22, 2020 – Norristown, PA – LCR Embedded Systems has released two new VPX Development and Evaluation Chassis for 3U and 6U systems. The DK3 and DK6 feature enhanced flexibility, fast conversion between air and conduction cooled module support, as well as fast backplane replacement. The chassis’ modular design enables easy reconfiguration through every stage of development leading up to the deployable chassis.

Part of our family of development chassis, the DK3 and DK6 open frame benchtop designs include backplane, power supply, push/pull fan cooling and rear transition slots in support of a variety of test functions. These chassis are ideal for single VPX module development or full system level integration and testing.

Two base versions are available for development of either 3U or 6U modules. Standard configurations may include power and ground backplanes, or application specific VPX or SOSA-aligned versions with up to 12 slots, depending on pitch requirements. Combinations of air and conduction cooled card guides and power supplies to support a range of module types and power requirements are also available. All LCR development systems can be configured with VPX, VME, cPCI or cPCI Serial backplanes.

“VPX is becoming the go-to COTS open standard architecture for developing new high-speed systems in defense applications. Designing, testing and integrating a VPX system is complex and time consuming under the best circumstances. A good development platform should ease the burden. The DK3 and DK6 offer the flexibility and overall ease-of-use demanded by our customers as we support them from program development to full-scale deployment,” said LCR Embedded President Dan Manoukian.

Pricing starts at $10,995 with short lead times for specific in-stock configurations.

For more information please call (610) 278-0840, visit DK3 product details, DK6 product details or email

About LCR Embedded Systems

LCR designs, develops, and manufactures chassis, backplanes, and fully integrated systems for the defense and aerospace, industrial and commercial markets. We are proud and proven, long term suppliers of mission critical systems to US and international defense programs. Our COTS and custom designs incorporate embedded systems architectures including VPX, VME, COM Express, CompactPCI, CompactPCI Serial, AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA.

LCR provides dedicated program management services throughout the entire purchase cycle from initial design discussions through manufacturing and post-sales support.

LCR Embedded Systems is AS 9100 D, ISO 9001:2015, and ITAR certified (M33771), with approved J-STD-001 Class 3, Foreign Object Debris (FOD), Electrostatic Discharge (ESD), and Counterfeit Components Avoidance (CCAP-101) programs. 

Our U.S. headquarters is in Jeffersonville (Greater Philadelphia Area), PA with an additional facility in Ridgeland (Greater Jackson Area), MS with sales and support staff located throughout the United States.

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