GE
Intelligent Platforms
SCVPX3U-7C
3U VPX Starter Cage (7 slot)
Features
• Backplane complies with VITA 46.0 and
ANSI/VITA 65-2010
• Seven 3U VPX slots (one switch, six payload)
• Payload Slot Profile SLT3-PAY-2F2U-14.2.2
• Switch Slot Profile SLT3-SWH-6F6U-14.4.1
• IEEE Std 1101.10-compliant card frame
• 750W auto-ranging Power Supply
• Adjustable forced-air cooling
• Configurable rear and front I/O panels
• Removable side panels
• System reset switch
The SCVPX3U-7C OpenVPX Starter Cage
from GE Intelligent Platforms provides a
flexible, cost-effective platform designed
to support GE Intelligent Platforms’ latest
3U OpenVPX modules. The platform is
suitable for software development,
integration, and test of OpenVPX board
level modules.
GE Intelligent Platforms’ range of Circuit
Card Assemblies (CCAs) are designed for
use in a variety of convection, conduction
and airflow-through module build styles.
System integrators can develop and fieldtest this platform, secure in the
knowledge that the same cards used in
the laboratory and field demonstrations
can be ordered in different build styles as
required to meet the environmental
requirements of a range of airborne,
ground and naval platforms.
The SCVPX3U-7C comprises a 7-slot
backplane, card cage, PSU, cooling fan,
provision for auxiliary storage and all
internal power wiring.
The card cage incorporates guide rails
and alignment keys on the backplane to
assist with correct board insertion. Once
installed, cards can be firmly secured by
front panel fixing screws. Cooling is by
push convection, using a fan at the
bottom of the card cage. Airflow is
adjustable by a front panel knob.
With the boards accessible from the front
of the enclosure, to allow easy access to
rear I/O, the area behind the entire
backplane is kept free. This allows easy
fitting of GE Intelligent Platforms’ range of
Rear Transition Modules (RTMs) and any
associated cabling.
Specifications
Form Factor
 7U height
 84HP width
Cooling
 The chassis includes a 127 CFM fan below
the card edge to force air over the boards
3U VITA 46 Backplane
 7-slot 3U VPX (1 switch, 6 payload)
 1” pitch slot width
Rear I/O
 Each board has slots for Rear Transition
Modules (RTMs) to break out into standard
commercial connectors
Temperature
 The chassis is designed for benign lab use
only
Hard Drive connectivity
 The chassis provides a bundle of auxiliary
power connectors for powering up to ten
external IDE hard disk drives and up to
eight SATA devices. These are available in
the base of the chassis as a loose wiring
harness.
Dimensions (WxHxD)
 350.4 mm x 511.8 mm x 298.1 mm
 Weight 13.25 Kg (29.25 lbs.)
Output
Voltage
+12V
+3.3V
+5V
-12V
STDBY
PSU Output Capacities
Max.
SCVPX3U-7C
Load
Reference
(Amps)
62
Vs1, P12V_AUX
Vs2
25
25
Vs3
0.5
N12V_AUX
3
P3V3_AUX
Max.
Output
(Watts)
744
150
150
6
15
SCVPX3U-7C 3U VPX Starter Cage
Diagrams
Backplane Layout
Backplane Topology
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