Will Acromag’s VPX Carrier Work in my System White Paper

Checking VPX Compatibility in 7 Simple Steps

With the advent of the multiple new high speed serial bus protocols, the VPX standard is wrought with variations and deviations that complicate compatibility of boards within the system. This guide attempts to simplify this process.

Before continuing with this guide, Acromag recommends that you read our White Paper, Introduction to VPX. This will familiarize you with the basic flow and terminology in VPX systems.

To determine if Acromag’s VPX4810 family of products is compatible with your system, simply go through the series of questions. Be sure to read the answers thoroughly to avoid any missteps.

VITA 65’s “Open VPX” profile information is listed towards the end of this document.

Gather System Information

The following non-Acromag system information is required to determine compatibility. This guide assumes that you have selected a chassis, backplane and processor board (SBC) for your system. Please gather this information before proceeding. ƒ

  • VPX backplane Datasheet ƒ
  • Processor Board (SBC) Datasheet. ƒ
  • Chassis Information including power supply, cooling method, and supported board pitch.