3U OpenVPX Multifunction I/O Board

Model 3U VPX 68C3

3U OpenVPX Multifunction I/O Board

Three I/O and communication function module slots—
Over 40 different modules to choose from

NAI’s 68C3 is a 3U OpenVPX multifunction I/O and communication board with three function module slots that can be configured with a variety of I/O and communication functions. Additional enhancements include FIFO data buffering for select modules. Using multiple DSPs, the enhanced motherboard enables higher processing power and dedicated pre-processing control for each module.

By eliminating the need for multiple, specialized, single-function boards, this unique design increases packaging density, saves enclosure slots, and reduces power consumption. The 68C3, a low-power/high-performance board, is ideally suited for rugged defense, industrial, and commercial applications.

In a VPX chassis, the 68C3 acquires sensor measurement data and controls simulation signals, and makes this information available to an external host processor via Gigabit Ethernet (Gig-E) or PCIe. 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.

The 68C3 includes Software Support Kits (SSKs) for multiple operating systems. In addition, SSKs are supplied with source code and board-specific library I/O APIs to facilitate system integration.

I/O Product Reference Guide

Features:

  • Support for three independent, intelligent function modules
  • A variety of I/O and communication modules to choose from
  • OpenVPX Slot Profile: SLT3-PER 1U-1F2U-14.3.3
  • Control via Gig-E, or PCIe interface
  • FIFO data buffering for A/D, D/A, S/D, and LVDT functions
  • Connections via front panel, rear panel, or both
  • Background Built-in-Test (BIT) (module dependent)
  • Software Support Kits (SSKs) and drivers available
  • VICTORY Interface Services (contact factory.)
  • Commercial and rugged models
  • Operating temperature: 0° C to 70° C commercial, -40° C to +85° C rugged
 
Document DownloadsDate
68C3 Data Sheet
06/08/2016
68RTC3 Data Sheet
07/23/2013
68C3 Specifications
05/08/2017
68C3 Operations Manual
Complete manual that includes all available function modules.
05/08/2017
68C3 Custom Operations Manual
Abbreviated manual that includes only function modules selected in the part number.
05/08/2017
1553 Module (Nx) Programmer's Reference Guide
12/03/2012
E7 Module Users Guide Addendum
11/30/2011
NAI Ethernet Interface for Embedded IO Boards Specification
04/10/2015

Note: Linux Driver(s): All Linux driver / source code are provided as is without change support.
News ItemsDate
All Discretes are not Created Equal
No longer just the basic On/Off "workhorse," Discrete I/O interfaces are standing up to the rigors of modern control systems...
11/11/2011
Distributed I/O Data and Processing Architectures
Modern military platforms continue to place an ever greater reliance on electronics for their operation.
09/14/2010
High-end Technology/High-End Relationships
Interview with Business in Focus Magazine: High-end Technology and High-end Relationships
05/29/2015
Intelligent I/O and UUVs
Intelligent I/O eases shifting payload requirements in unmanned underwater vehicles
05/17/2016