Wild40 16-Slot 19″ Rackmount Beamformer 6U OpenVPX Chassis – P00019

The Wild40 16-Slot 19" Rackmount Beamformer Chassis is a rugged 6U OpenVPX Chassis that incorporates slots for up to 10 Payload Boards, one Switch, one Clock Card, and four VITA 62 Power Supplies.


The 16-Slot 19″ Rackmount Beamformer Chassis is a rugged OpenVPX-compatible Chassis and high-speed Backplane supporting 10.3 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/VITA 46.11-Compliant System Management
    • 4 VITA 62 Power Supply
  • Front-Mounted OpenVPX Card Cage
  • OpenVPX High Speed Backplane with RTM Support
    • 10.3 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

Mechanical and Environmental

  • High Performance Air Cooling with Cleanable Fans and Filters
  • Electromagnetic Shielding
  • Temperature
    • Operating: 0 to +50˚C
    • Storage: -20 to +70˚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
  • Front Chassis Display Panel
  • 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
  • Custom Rear Patch Panel Design: Standard metal rear patch panel customized with holes and graphics
  • Custom Hinged Front Panel Design: Standard metal hinged chassis front panel customized with holes and graphics

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