High data rates over the VPX infrastructure

New possibilities in data transfer using latest fundamental protocols. The VPX VITA 46 has been one of the first modular computer open standards to define a connector and backplane Infrastructure allowing data transfers at rates in excess of one gigabit per physical channel. Users of the VPX could benefit from the same level of performance for input/output, graphics, and more generally computer data exchanges, at least up to an acceptable wattage for the target environment. After having successfully addressed the 5 Gbits/s level for the PCI Express® gen2, VPX is now ready to adopt the higher data rates required by the latest version of two fundamental protocols: PCIe gen3 at 8 Gbits/s and Ethernet at 10 Gbits/s.

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Whitepaper Highlights:

  • Transferring 10 Gbits/s over VPX backplanes: technical issues  and workarounds that could be encountered
  • Kontron advancements in delivering  the 10Gbits/s Technology over the VPX: The gen3 PCIe protocol operating at 8 Gbits/s and the Ethernet 10GBASE-KR links are successfully qualified at extended temperature environments
  • Keep up with the latest data rates available:  Kontron’s wide set of VPX modules takes advantage of these high data rates over the VPX backplane