Extreme Engineering Solutions Avionics Development Platform

Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) announced their Avionics Development Platform (ADP) for the development and rapid deployment of avionics systems. The ADP is a prepackaged 3U OpenVPX development platform that provides functionality and I/O commonly required by avionics applications. The ADP enables the deployed system hardware to be developed in parallel with the software development effort to reduce overall development schedule and risk. The Avionics Development Platform uses an OpenVPX development chassis that supports conduction-cooled payload modules, an OpenVPX backplane, and air-cooled RTMs. The same conduction-cooled 3U VPX modules used in the lab development platform can be utilized in the deployed system.

X-ES ADP Features

  • OpenVPX development platform with a development power supply, an RTM bay, and ten one-inch pitch slots for 3U conduction-cooled modules
  • 3U OpenVPX backplane with eight payload slots, two switch slots, and two power slots
  • 3U VPX Single Board Computer (SBC) based on the Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel Core i7, Freescale MPC8640D, MPC8572E, P2020, or P4080 processor
  • Optional payload modules:
    • 3U VPX PCI Express and Gigabit Ethernet integrated switch
    • Avionics level (+28V), eight channel, isolated GPIO XMC
    • Eight, dual redundant, MIL-STD-1553 channels PMC
    • Four, dual redundant, MIL-STD-1553 channels, sixteen receive and six transmit ARINC 429 channels PMC
    • MIL-STD-188-203-1A (ATDS) interface PMC
    • Multi-protocol four port serial PMC
    • 80 GB SSD XMC or 128 GB removable SSD storage module
  • Operating system BSP and drivers for all VPX and mezzanine modules

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