Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) Provides 3U VPX Development Chassis: VITA 46 3U Two-Slot Chassis Offers Quick Start Development Platform

Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) is pleased to introduce the XPand1000, a VITA 46 3U dual-slot conduction-cooled chassis. The chassis is intended to provide 3U VPX system engineers with an inexpensive desktop platform to jump-start their software or hardware development. The XPand1000 hosts up to two 3U VPX conduction-cooled cards providing fabric interconnect between the two slots, as well easy access to Gigabit Ethernet and serial port I/O.

Powered by an external 12 V supply with integrated heatsink fins and built-in fans, the chassis is ideal for desktop or lab bench use. Front and rear acrylic panels provide an impressive showcase for safe viewing of the installed cards, and can be removed for access to the hardware.

“The sleek design offers more value than just looks as it allows customers to immediately begin using new 3U VPX hardware, such as our XPedite5370 and XPedite7170 single board computers,” reports Bret Farnum, VP of Marketing and Sales for X-ES. The XPedite5370 is X-ES’ latest NXP (formerly Freescale) 3U VPX, while the XPedite7170 is a 3U VPX card sporting the newest Intel® Core™2 Duo.

The complete XPand1000 development system includes a backplane, I/O breakout module, heat fins, fans, and power supply. Priced at just $2,215, the XPand1000 is shipping today.

About X-ES

Extreme Engineering Solutions, Inc. (X-ES), a 100% U.S.A.-based company, designs and builds single-board computers, I/O boards, power supplies, backplanes, chassis, and system-level solutions for embedded computing customers. X-ES offers cutting-edge performance and flexibility in design, plus an unparalleled level of customer support and service.

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