VITA 74 VNX Form Factor Standard Products and Support

VITA 74 VNX Form Factor Standard Products and Support

Overview

VITA 74 VNX introduces a new approach to rugged Small Form Factor (SFF) design. Its unique module-based format offers system architects greater freedom in developing COTS SFF systems. VNX's machined chassis, robust backplane, and conduction-cooled modules unite to form an extremely rugged assembly.

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Defining mechanical and electrical requirements, VNX form factor embodies a small-scale VPX architecture, simplified to satisfy a new range of applications. The Standard encourages vendors to supply system components, including modules, backplanes, enclosures, and completed solutions.

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VITA 74 - SEARAY™ Right-Angle (HPC/LPC)

Building on the successful performance of VITA 57.1, VITA 74 VNX specifies high-density SEARAY™ Right-Angle connectors in 12.5 mm and 19 mm stack heights. These were chosen for their high-speed capabilities and rugged design.

VITA 74 (VNX) Specified Connectors (SEARAY™ Right-Angle)
 

Samtec PN

Connectors

12.5 mm Mated (LPC 200 pin)

19 mm Mated (HPC 400 pin)

Options

Solder Ball Type

Alignment Pins (-A)

Tape & Reel
(-TR)

Plating: S=30 µ" Gold

Design Support

Prints

3D

PADS

ASP-161073-03

Male

 

Lead-Free

X

X

S

PDF Print

IGES
PARASOLID
STEP

PADS File

ASP-161074-03

Female

 

Lead-Free

X

X

S

PDF Print

IGES
PARASOLID
STEP

PADS File

ASP-161073-04

 

Male

Lead-Free

X

X

S

PDF Print

IGES
PARASOLID
STEP

PADS File

ASP-161074-04

 

Female

Lead-Free

X

X

S

PDF Print

IGES
PARASOLID
STEP

PADS File

HDR Cable Assembly Options for VNX

These high-speed, high-density array cable assemblies feature micro coax cable and rugged Edge Rate® contacts.

SAMTEC P/N END-TO-END CABLE LENGTH CONNECTOR HEIGHT DESCRIPTION END 1 VNX CONNECTOR ON CABLE END 2 VNX CONNECTOR ON CABLE CONNECTOR MOUNTING ON CABLE
HDR-209518-01 HDR-209518-02 300 mm
550 mm
12.5 mm High Data Rate Cable, (VNX) right-angle female to (VNX) male ASP-161073-01 ASP-161074-01 Same Side
HDR-209516-01 HDR-209516-02 300 mm
550 mm
19 mm High Data Rate Cable, (VNX) right-angle female to (VNX) male ASP-161073-02 ASP-161074-02 Same Side

The Expanding VNX Ecosystem

Expanding VNX Ecosystem

The embedded marketplace continues to drive SWaP (Size, Weight, and Power) requirements to the extreme. Many of these demands call for high performance but at a much-reduced size and power. VITA 74 standard based products serve markets needing ruggedized products requiring Data Plane interconnect technologies that closely follow the industry state of the art. Various vendors are already incorporating these VNX technologies offering features such as:

  • Small Form Factor (SFF) switched serial interconnects
  • Open-frame backplane design
  • Legacy I/O compatibility at the Plug-In Module level
  • Available in variable chassis heights of 12.5 mm and 19 mm

Trident Infosol Raptor VNX (VITA 74) COTS Computer

The Raptor is a rugged, small form factor, Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS), pre-qualified computer based on VNX (VITA 74) standard. Derived directly from VPX (VITA 46) & OpenVPX (VITA 65), VNX is the continued evolution of the VPX standard specifically designed for significantly smaller deployments. Additional features include:

  • Small Form Factor Modular Design
  • Extended operating temperatures (-40 °C to +71 °C Continuous)
  • EMI compliance per MIL-STD-461F
  • PCIe® Gen 3 compliance
  • And much more…
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Featured Samtec Products:

  • VITA 74 VNX (12.5 mm Lead-Free) 200-Pin I/O Male Connector (SEARAY™ ASP-161073-01)
  • VITA 74 VNX (12.5 mm Lead-Free) 200-Pin I/O Female Connector (SEARAY™ Right-Angle ASP-161074-01)
  • VITA 74 VNX (19 mm Lead-Free) 400-Pin I/O Female Connector (SEARAY™ ASP-161073-02)
  • VITA 74 VNX (19 mm Lead-Free) 400-Pin I/O Female Connector (SEARAY™ Right-Angle ASP-161074-02)

Tucson Embedded Systems TESseract™

TESseract™ is a scalable off-the-shelf solution for rugged, flight capable UAS computers hosting FACE architectures. TESseract™ VNXx4 is the first in a line of extensible VNX systems, which can grow as needs change, from a small 2-module system to a fully redundant solution with 8 or more modules. Additional features include:

  • SWaP-based modular system at 1/3 weight of 3U VPX
  • Power, Intel® or Arm® Processor Architectures
  • Configurable I/O and Mini PCI Express® (mPCIe®) connection points providing an array of serial, discrete, MIL-STD-1553, AS5643/IEEE-1394b and other protocols
  • VITA 74.0 VNX Compatible
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Featured Samtec Products:

  • VITA 74 VNX (19 mm Lead-Free) 400-Pin I/O Female Connector (SEARAY™ ASP-161073-02)
  • VITA 74 VNX (19 mm Lead-Free) 400-Pin I/O Female Connector (SEARAY™ Right-Angle ASP-161074-02)

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VITA 74 VNX Standard

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