VPX6-185 6U VPX SBC with Dual NXP Power Architecture 8640 Processors

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Key Features

  • Powerful general-purpose single board computer with NXP 8640 Power Architecture processor
    • Single or dual processor e600 cores at up to 1.33 GHz
    • Dual VITA 42 XMC sites with 12 differential I/O pairs per site
  • Memory:
    • Up to 2 GB DDR2 SDRAM controlled by dual 64-bit controllers
    • 256 or 512 MB flash
    • 128 KB autostore NVSRAM
  • I/O:
    • (4) Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
    • (4) asynchronous EIA-232 serial ports and up to (4) sync/async EIA-232/422/485 serial channels
    • (2) SATA, (2) USB 2.0, (14) DIO, (16) DIFFIO, (2)1553
  • Fabric Interconnect Ports
    • sRIO or PCIe dataplane
    • Two 64-bit PMCs on independent PCI buses
    • VPX/VPX-REDI formats with four 4-lane fabric ports, with some ports selectable to be either Serial RapidIO or PCI Express
  • Software
    • Continuum Software Architecture (CSA) firmware providing a comprehensive suite of system debug, exerciser, and update functions, BIT, and non-volatile memory sanitization function
    • Wind River VxWorks 6.7
    • Wind River Linux 3.0
    • Continuum Vector Signal Processing Software
    • INTEGRITY available from Green Hills Software
    • LynxOS available from Lynx Software Technologies
    • MILS 2.0 available from Wind River
  • Additional Features
    • Designed for military harsh-environment applications, both air- and conduction-cooled
    • Provides a VME interface as well as OpenVPX data plane interfaces and can be used to bridge between older VME cards and OpenVPX cards
    • Occupies a standard 0.8" slot and may be used for upgrading existing VME systems in the same footprint
    • Available in a full range of environmental build grades



  • SWaP-C consolidation 
  • Mission computer applications 
  • ISR applications 
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The VPX6-185 NXP Single Board Computer (SBC) provides functionality to the Curtiss-Wright VPX family that includes quad-processor DSP, FPGA accelerator and XMC/PMC carrier modules. The VPX6-185 6U VPX SBC is based on the 8640/8641 processor. Available in single-core and dual-core versions with AltiVec and up to 2 GB of DDR2 SRAM, the VPX6-185 Power Architecture SBC provides high performance VPX processing and a long list of features and I/O interfaces to satisfy the most demanding requirements of embedded computing.

The VPX6-185 is targeted at the challenging data and digital signal processing needs of tactical aircraft, armored vehicles and harsh environment naval systems. For retrofit and technology insertion applications, the VPX6-185 VPX SBC offers a superset of the I/O features of earlier generations of Curtiss-Wright VME 18x SBCs.

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