VPX360 3U VPX System

6-slot system with integrated Single Board Computer

For a ruggedized version of this system please refer to the VPX362



The VPX360 is a 3U VPX 6-slot system dedicated to high-speed signal processing and computing applications. The VPX360 system slot is populated with an SBC comprising a dual core i7 Intel processor, up to 8GB of DDR3 SDRAM, two Ethernet ports, and a DVI Display Port. All remaining five expansion slots communicate with the host via PCIe and can be used for high-end, 3U, OpenVPX-compliant cards. With a backplane optimized for fast inter-slot communication in excess of 6 GB/s between any two adjacent slots in the system, the VPX360 offers a combination of flexibility and high performance in a small footprint. Open VPX cards from third-party vendors or 3U VPX products from 4DSP can be used in the VPX360. Specifically, the VP780 with a Virtex-7 FPGA and an FMC site offers I/O versatility and processing power that makes it suitable for any application.


  • System
    • 3U OpenVPX embedded system
    • High speed inter-slot communication via independent links
    • 4U
    • Optionally ruggedized
    • Compatible with 0.8-inch, 0.85-inch and 1.0-inch modules
    • Rear Transition Module support for additional storage or I/Os
    • 300W Power Supply
    • Five user-defined OpenVPX (VITA 65)-compliant expansion slots
    • PCIe communication from each slot with Single Board Computer
    • Supports multiple VP780 Virtex-7 FPGA boards
    • Multi-channel A/D and D/A using FMCs

  • Single Board Computer-System controller
    • Intel Core i7 dual-core CPU
    • Supports Windows, Linux or VxWorks
    • Up to 8GB DDR3-1333 SDRAM
    • 2x Gigabit Ethernet ports
    • 2x SATA300 ports
    • 320 GB HDD
    • DVI-D Display port

  • Standard Backplane
    • Slot 6 with 4-lane Gen 2 PCIe connected to SBC
    • Slot 2-5 with 1-lane Gen 2 PCIe connected to SBC
    • 6GB/s fast pipe between any two adjacent slots (except slot 1)
  • VPX360 Block Diagram

  • Advanced Backplanes
    • More advanced backplanes can be fitted inside the VPX361. Please refer to the FlexVPX backplanes for options.