XMC, VITA 42 Standard Connectors

XMC, VITA 42 Standard Products and Support

XMC, VITA 42 Standard Products and Support

VITA 42 XMC is a widely deployed mezzanine Standard used in high-reliability computers implementing switched-fabric architectures. This Standard combines PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) with serial fabric technology on proven mezzanine form-factors.

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In 2017, VITA updated its base specification to recommend solderball connectors. Original parts employed Paste-On-Pad attachment, while recommended parts utilize modern solderball technology. Listed below are the recommended SamArray connectors, plus optional JSOM ejector standoffs to assist in XMC card un-mating.

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XMC, VITA 42

VITA 42 - SamArray

VITA 42 XMC specifies solderball-equipped SamArray connectors in 10mm and 12mm stack heights. Solder options include Lead-free and Tin-lead alloys.

  Configure Your Product Using the Options Below
 

Samtec PN

Socket (Carrier Side)

10mm Mated

12mm Mated

LIF Contacts

Terminal
(Module Side)

Standard Height

Solder
Ball
Type
Options

Kapton Pad (-K)

Alignment Pins (-A)

Tape & Reel
(-TR)

Plating: H=30µ" Gold or E=50µ" Gold

Design Support

Prints

PADS

ASP-103612-01

X

 

 

 

Tin-Lead

X

 

X

H

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PADS File

ASP-103612-02

X

 

 

 

Lead-Free

X

 

X

H

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PADS File

ASP-103612-03

X

 

 

 

Tin-Lead

 

 

 

H

PDF Print

PADS File

ASP-103612-04

X

 

X

 

Lead-Free

X

 

X

H

PDF Print

PADS File

ASP-103612-05

X

 

X

 

Tin-Lead

X

 

X

H

PDF Print

PADS File

ASP-103614-01

 

 

 

X

Tin-Lead

X

 

X

H

PDF Print

PADS File

ASP-103614-04

 

 

 

X

Lead-Free

X

 

X

H

PDF Print

PADS File

ASP-189983-01

 

X

X

 

Tin-Lead

X

 

X

H

PDF Print

PADS File

ASP-189983-02

 

X

X

 

Lead-Free

X

 

X

H

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PADS File

HDR Cable Assembly Options for XMC

These high-speed, high-density array cable assemblies feature micro coax/twinax cable and high-reliability Tiger Eye™ contacts.

SAMTEC P/N END-TO-END
CABLE LENGTH
DESCRIPTION END 1 XMC CONNECTOR ON CABLE END 2 XMC CONNECTOR ON CABLE CONNECTOR MOUNTING ON CABLE
HDR-209511-01 HDR-209511-02 300 mm
550 mm
High Data Rate Cable, (XMC) female to (XMC) male ASP-103612-01 ASP-103614-01 Same Side

VITA 42/V61 - JSOM

Some express mezzanine cards may present a challenge to unmate from their host. To aid in separation, Samtec has developed the JSOM (Micro Jack Screw Standoff.) They act as a traditional standoff when collapsed. An Allen-key unscrews and expands the jack screw, dividing the PCBs in a steady, even motion until the mezzanine is safely separated from its host. The JSOM standoff family includes M2.5, M3, and #4-40 hardware available in 10mm and 12mm stack heights.

VITA 42 (XMC) Micro Jack Screw Stand Offs (JSOM)
 

Samtec PN

 

Thread Locker

M2.5 Thread*

10mm

12mm

M3 Thread

10mm

12mm

#4-40 Thread

10mm

12mm

Design Support

Prints

3D

ASP-198471-02

YES

X

 

 

 

 

 

PDF Print

STEP

ASP-198471-03

YES

 

X

 

 

 

 

PDF Print

STEP

ASP-199169-02

YES

 

 

X

 

 

 

PDF Print

STEP

ASP-199169-03

YES

 

 

 

X

 

 

PDF Print

STEP

ASP-199167-02

YES

 

 

 

 

X

 

PDF Print

STEP

ASP-199167-03

YES

 

 

 

 

 

X

PDF Print

STEP

ASP-198471-05

NO

X

 

 

 

 

 

PDF Print

STEP

ASP-198471-06

NO

 

X

 

 

 

 

PDF Print

STEP

ASP-199169-05

NO

 

 

X

 

 

 

PDF Print

STEP

ASP-199169-06

NO

 

 

 

X

 

 

PDF Print

STEP

ASP-199167-05

NO

 

 

 

 

X

 

PDF Print

STEP

ASP-199167-06

NO

 

 

 

 

 

X

PDF Print

STEP

* - Meets VITA mezzanine standoff specifications

The Expanding XMC Ecosystem

The Expanding XMC Ecosystem

This Standard allows for greater configuration of embedded systems on both ends of the market. With a focus dedicated to flexibility, express mezzanine cards allow the designer to add modules for greater performance, additional functionality, or to upgrade an existing system. Due to this modular design, it is well-suited for a wide variety of technologies advancing at different rates, thus extending the resourcefulness of its mezzanine/carrier cards. Key features include:

  • High-speed switched interconnects
  • Connectors able to provide power, ground, and auxiliary signals to mezzanine
  • Compatibility with existing PMC specifications
  • Features Standard VME, CompactPCI, Advanced TCA, and PCI Express® carriers
  • Available in variable stacking heights of 10 mm and 12 mm

Curtiss-Wright SBC, Graphics and I/O XMC Modules

Cutriss-Wright's open architecture COTS based rugged embedded computing XMC solutions acquire, process and display data in real time to support mission-critical functions. Curtiss-Wright plays a key industry role in the establishment of resources and services to ensure that customers have access to the long lifecycle support required by aerospace and defense programs. Curtiss-Wright offers comprehensive approaches for mitigating obsolescence, blocking the use of counterfeit parts, and developing product roadmaps to ease the integration of future generations of technologies.

Products include:

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Featured Samtec Products:

  • VITA 42 XMC (10 mm/12 mm Lead-Free) 114 I/O Male Connector (SamArray® ASP-103614-04)

Technobox Reverse Compact XMC-to-PCIe® Adaptor 8X

The Technobox XMC to PCI Express® adaptor with Rear I/O support provides up to 8X lanes of connection from the XMC P15 connector to the PCI Express® edge finger. Additional configurations can support PCI Express® Gen 1 (2.5 Gb/s), Gen 2 (5 Gb/s), and Gen 3 (8 Gb/s).

Key features include:

  • Convection cooling airflow for lower power XMCs
  • Optional fan assembly (P/N 8254) for higher power XMCs
  • Can accommodate air or conduction-cooled configurations
  • DIP Switch configuration for geographical address, available power, and XMC status signals
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Featured Samtec Products:

  • VITA 42 XMC (10 mm Lead-Free) 114 I/O Female Connector (SamArray® ASP-103612-04)

X-ES XPedite7501 5th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Broadwell-H Processor-Based XMC Module

The XPedite7501 XMC module utilizes Intel’s 5th generation i7 Broadwell-H processor to provide high performance with low power consumption. Offering up to three PCI Express® Gen 3-capable ports and two Gigabit Ethernet ports, the XPedite7501 proves to be an ideal solution for high-bandwidth data processing applications.

Additional features include:

  • Intel® Iris™ Pro graphics which doubles as general-purpose GPU
  • Up to 8 GB of DDR3L-1600 ECC SDRAM in two channels
  • One x4 PCI Express® Gen 3-capable link
  • Meets XMC Form Factor
  • And much more…
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Featured Samtec Products:

  • VITA 42 XMC (10 mm Lead-Free) 114 I/O Male Connector (SamArray® ASP-103614-01)

New Wave DV V1153 12-Port Rugged XMC FPGA Card with Optical

Purpose-built for extreme, high-bandwidth interface and FPGA co-processing applications, the New Wave DV V1153 will withstand harsh environments while staying within your SWaP and budget requirements. New Wave's V1153 card provides the highest port density, bandwidth, and processing power for radar, signal intelligence, remote sensing, medical imaging, and embedded telecommunications systems in a single XMC form factor.

Additional features include:

  • Twelve 1G to 25G optical lanes to MPO front panel I/O or VITA 66 optical I/O
  • Xilinx® Virtex/Kintex UltraScale+ FPGA
  • Supports PCIe® Gen 3 x16 and Gen 4 x8
  • PPS time synchronization with µSec resolution
  • Thermal sensors for monitoring card temperature
  • Robust FPGA development framework
  • Streaming front-end FPGA core for quick sensor integration
  • Available in air- and conduction-cooled XMC form factors
  • And much more . . .
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Featured Samtec Products:

  • VITA 42 XMC (10 mm Lead-Free) 114 I/O Male Connector (SamArray® ASP-103614-01)
  • FireFly™ Extended Temperature Active Optical Micro Flyover Cable Assembly (ETUO Product)
  • FireFly™ Positive Latching Receptacle (UCC8 Product)
  • Up To 20 Gbps FireFly™ Edge Card Socket Assembly (UEC5-1 Product)

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VITA 42 XMC Standard

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