>Amphenol Aerospace, a global leader in interconnect technologies, now offers ruggedized VPX connectors that meet and exceed VITA 46 standards. The R-VPX connector series is designed for embedded computer applications in many commercial and military applications, such as avionics, C4ISR, ground defense, missile defense, and space systems with data rates of 10 Gbps or more.
The R-VPX series is a commercial, off-the-shelf (COTS) high-speed, high-density, ruggedized VITA 46-compliant connector series. This cost-effective series is designed to be utilized in open architecture embedded computing systems with modules available for 3U and 6U VPX slot profiles and is inter-mateable and inter-mountable with any VITA 46-compliant connector. The R-VPX series gives users modularity and flexibility by utilizing PCB wafer construction with customized wafer-loading patterns. This also allows for upgrades in existing VPX systems.
R-VPX is a pin-less backplane, low-mating force connector series that supports Ethernet, Fiber Channel, InfiniBand, and other protocols. It is capable of up to 140 signals per inch, supports .8 inch card slot pitches, and can be combined with high power modules, RF modules (VITA 67) and optical modules (VITA 66).
“This is a great addition to our extensive board level product portfolio,” said Catalin Brandas, Amphenol Aerospace’s Board Level Product Manager. “Our R-VPX connector series allows us to, not only keep pace with the needs of the market, but to offer users a solution to their next-generation designs today.”