3U OpenVPX Multifunction I/O Board Model 68G5

3U OpenVPX Multifunction I/O Board

Model OpenVPX 68G5

3U OpenVPX Multifunction I/O Board Model 68G5

Three I/O and communication function module slots—
Over 70 different modules to choose from

Customer-configurable 3U OpenVPX Intelligent I/O Board

NAI’s latest generation 3U OpenVPX Multifunction I/O and Communications Board, the 68G5, can be configured with up to three smart function modules. Ideally suited for rugged military, industrial, and commercial applications, this low-power/high-performance board delivers off-the-shelf solutions that accelerate deployment of SWaP-C optimized systems.

Adaptable Architecture

NAI’s Configurable Open Systems Architecture™ (COSA®) offers a choice of over 70 smart I/O, communication, and Ethernet switch functions, providing the highest packaging density and greatest flexibility of any multifunction I/O board in the industry. Preexisting, fully-tested functions can be quickly and easily combined in an unlimited number of ways. Each I/O function has dedicated processing, unburdening the system Single Board Computer (SBC) from unnecessary data management overhead.

Software Support Kit (SSK)

The 68G5 includes SSKs to support multiple operating systems. In addition, SSKs are supplied with source code and board-specific library I/O APIs to facilitate system integration.

Eliminate man-months of integration with a configured, field-proven system from NAI.

68G5 Block Diagram


  • Support for three independent, smart function modules
  • 70+ modules to choose from
  • Independent x1 SerDes interface to each function module slot
  • VPX / OpenVPX (ANSI / VITA 46 & VITA 65): Module profile: MOD3-PER-1U-16.3.3-2
  • COSA® architecture
  • VPX / OpenVPX (ANSI / VITA 46 & VITA 65): Slot profile: SLT3-PER-1U-14.3.3
  • PCIe (x1)
  • Control via Gig-E or PCIe interface
  • Connections via front panel, rear panel, or both
  • 2x 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet: 2 to rear, or 1 to rear and 1 to front I/O
  • Background Built-In-Test (BIT) continually checks and reports on the health of each channel
  • Software Support Kits (SSKs) and drivers available
  • VICTORY Interface Services (contact factory)
  • Commercial and rugged models
  • Designed to meet ANSI / VITA 47 environmental requirements
    • Operating temperature: 0° C to 70° C commercial, -40° C to +85° C rugged
Document DownloadsDate
68G5 Data Sheet
68G5 Motherboard Manual
Complete manual that includes all available function modules.
68G5 Motherboard Custom Manual
Abbreviated manual that includes only function modules selected in the part number.
68RTG5 (Rear Transition Card) Data Sheet
NAI Ethernet Interface for Generation 5 SBC and Embedded I/O Boards Software Specification
Quick Start Programmers Guide VxWorks
68G5 Part Number Designation

Note: Linux Driver(s): All Linux driver / source code are provided as is without change support.
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