WILD100 16-Slot 19″ Top-Loading Beamformer 6U OpenVPX Chassis – WC6C40

The WILD100 16-Slot 19" Top-Loading Beamformer Chassis (WC6C40) is a rugged 6U OpenVPX Chassis that incorporates slots for up to 10 Payload Boards, one Switch, one Clock Card, and with four VITA 62 supplies loaded the chassis can supply up to 3840W.

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The 16-Slot Top-Loading Beamformer Chassis is a rugged OpenVPX-compatible Chassis and high-speed Backplane supporting 25 Gbps line rates on data and expansion planes.

The Chassis and Backplane thrive in operating temperatures up to 50°C, and in challenging humidity, vibration, and shock environments.

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General Features

  • 16 6U OpenVPX Slots
    • 10 Payload
    • 1 Switch
    • 1 Clock
    • 4 VITA 62 Power Supply
  • Top-Loading OpenVPX Card Cage
  • OpenVPX High Speed Backplane
    • 25 Gbps Line Rates on Data and Expansion Planes
    • 40GBase-KR4 Ethernet
    • 10GBase-KX4 XAUI
    • SDR, DDR and QDR 4x Infiniband
    • 2.5-10 Gbps AnnapMicro Protocol (Low FPGA utilization protocol for FPGA-FPGA connections)
    • 8x PCIe Gen 1, 2 or 3
    • 1000Base-x on Control Plane
  • Payload Profile: SLT6-PAY-4F1Q2U2T-10.2.1
  • Switch Profile: SLT6-SWH-16U20F-10.4.2
  • Integrated JTAG access/control from chassis manager to each slot
    • External JTAG connection with SW selectable multiplexing from each slot
    • Xilinx JTAG over ethernet via chassis manager
  • Supports VITA 66/67 for payload slots and clock slot
  • Supports 3 phase AC or 270VDC power inputs

Mechanical and Environmental

  • High Performance Air Cooling with Cleanable Fans and Filters
  • Electromagnetic Shielding
  • Temperature
    • Operating: -15 to +55°C
    • Storage: -40 to +85°C
  • Humidity
    • Operating and Storage: 5 to 95% Noncondensing
  • Vibration Sine: 1.0g @ 10 to 330Hz
  • Shock: 10 Gs @ 11ms
  • VITA 46.11-Compliant Chassis Management: Voltage, Temperature and Fan Monitoring and Control
  • LED Status Indicators
  • Front Panel Power Switch, System Reset Switch and Maskable Reset Switch, all with Safety Covers
  • Allows for boards to be Hot Swappable


  • Chassis Rails bolted to outside of chassis so that chassis can be pulled in/out of rack like a drawer
  • 1Gb Cat 6 Ethernet Cable – 24” long
    • To connect RJ45 to rear of OpenVPX backplane
    • Allows Control Plane Host Access to OpenVPX board in that slot using up to 1 Gbit Ethernet
    • For use with non-switched chassis; switched chassis have Control Plane wired on backplane
  • Air Blocker
    • Standard Single Slot VPX – 6U x 160mm x 1″
    • Dummy Board w/Foam Baffle & Front Panel w/Handles
  • Handles that can attach to side of Chassis
  • Modular and reconfigurable front and rear Patch Panels

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