A new 13U-high chassis simplifies thermal management in 6U OpenVPX based systems. The RME13CC from Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (CWCDS) is a forced-air conduction-cooled enclosure that supports up to 16 slots of 6U OpenVPX cards with 1" pitch payload and rear transition modules. Designed to meet the cooling requirements for 6U OpenVPX systems, the rack-mount chassis also satisfies ANSI/VITA 65 power and cooling requirements for conduction-cooled 150-W 6U OpenVPX modules.
The enclosure supports OpenVPX backplanes for high-speed Gen2 switch fabric data rates up to 6.25 Gbaud. Power supply configurations provide up to 3750 W for forced air conduction-cooled enclosures for both 12 V and 5 V payloads, used in rugged military embedded systems. The RME13CC measures 22.69" (13U) high, 18.96” wide, and 19.53” deep and weighs 98 lbs. The conduction-cooled card cage comprises precision-grade aluminum.
The devices can be purchased in modified COTS configurations, and system integration services are available. The units meet the following standards for OpenVPX:
- ANSI/VITA 46.0
- VITA 46.3-VDSTU
- VITA 46.4-VDSTU
- VITA 46.6-VDSTU
- VITA 46.7-VDSTU
- ANSI/VITA 46.10
- ANSI/VITA 48.0
- ANSI/VITA 48.2
- ANSI/VITA 65
For more information, visit CWCDS's website
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