R-VPX VITA 46 Connector System

Product R-VPX VITA 46 Connector System  Product R-VPX VITA 46 Connector System


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Amphenol’s R-VPX VITA 46 Connector System is a ruggedized, high-speed, board-to-board interconnect system capable of data rate speeds of more than 10 Gb/s, meeting and exceeding VITA 46 standards. This connector system gives users modularity and flexibility via PCB wafer construction allowing for customized wafer-loading patterns. 

This system was designed for use in embedded computing applications such as commercial and military aerospace, C4ISR electronic systems, missile defense, ground systems, space systems, and other ruggedized environments.  

Features & Benefits:

  • Qualified to VITA 46 for Open VPX applications
  • Fully intermountable & intermateable to existing VITA 46 connectors
  • Meets and exceeds VITA 47
  • Modular COTS lightweight connector system
  • Low mating force connector system
  • Pin-Less backplane connector family
  • Supports .8 inch card slot pitches
  • Up to 140 signals per inch
  • Contact current rating 1.5 Amps
  • Can be combined with high power modules, RF
    Modules (VITA 67) and Optical modules (VITA 66)
  • Passed VITA 72 vibration level testing with BER monitoring.
Supported High Speed Protocols


  • 1000BASE-KX
  • 10GBASE-KX4
  • 10GBASE-KR10
  • 40GBASE-KR4
  • InfiniBand SDR, DDR, and QDR
  • PCIe Gen 1, 2, and 3
  • Serial RapidIO 2.5, 3.125, 5, and 6.25 Gbaud
Signal Integrity Comparison

Signal Integrity Comparison: Insert and Return Loss

Signal Integrity Comparison: Impedance

Note ≈ 44 ps 10-90% TDR Rise time

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Amphenol VITA Compliant Connectors
High-Speed OpenVPX VITA 46, VITA 66.1, VITA 66.4, VITA 66.5, and VITA 67
R-VPX White Paper
White paper on intermateabilty study.
Vita 46 Qual Summary
Qualification summary report for VITA 46 connectors.
Presentation featuring AAO VITA products.
RVPX VITA 72 vibration test
Evaluation of R-VPX product to VITA 72 vibration levels
Video R-VPX Connector Features
R-VPX Connector Features
Video R-VPX Ruggedized VITA 46 Connectors – Amphenol New Product Collaboration
R-VPX Ruggedized VITA 46 Connectors – Amphenol New Product Collaboration
Video Amphenol-BSI Overview
Amphenol-BSI Overview
R-VPX Evolution
Capable of data rate transfer speeds of more than 16 Gb/s and meet the performance requirements of VITA 46 and VITA 47 standards while being intermateable with existing VITA 46 backplane connectors. Optimized for speed and ruggedized to endure harsh environments in military applications.
R-VPX Evolution 2.0 VITA 46.30 Connectors
R-VPX Evolution 2.0 series connectors are designed and optimized to achieve data rates in excess of 25 Gb/s, meeting VITA 46.30 requirements.
VITA 66.1 and 66.4
Ruggedized blind-mate optical MT Module/Backplane connector systems designed to meet the VITA 66.1 and 66.4 open architecture specifications.
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