6U VPX Overview

WOLF designs and manufactures 6U VPX video graphics modules which support the VPX-REDI and OpenVPX standards.  WOLF's 6U VPX modules include advanced NVIDIA GPUs and Xilinx FPGAs, providing video output, image and data processing, video encoding to HEVC and AVC, and video capture.

High speed GPUs and FPGAs provide the processing power required for High Performance Compute (HPC) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) tasks.


WOLF 6U VPX Products Table

Product Name WOLF Number GPU CUDA cores Memory (GB)  Connectivity Video Outputs - DisplayPort/HDMI/DVI Video Outputs - SDI/Digital,  Analog, Other Video Inputs
VPX6U-AD5000E-DUAL-VO 2538 NVIDIA Dual RTX5000E Ada 19456 32 PCIe Gen4 8    
VPX6U-RTX5000E-DUAL-VO 2348 NVIDIA Dual RTX5000E Turing 6144 32 PCIe Gen3 8    
VPX6U-P5200E-DUAL-VO 2118 NVIDIA Dual P5200E 5120 32 PCIe Gen3 8    
VPX6U-P5000-DUAL-VO 2118 NVIDIA Dual P5000 4096 32 PCIe Gen3 8    
VPX6U-P3000-DUAL-VO 2118 NVIDIA Dual P3000 2560 12 PCIe Gen3 8    
VPX6U-TESLA-P6-DUAL-HPC 2118 NVIDIA Dual Tesla P6 4096 32 PCIe Gen3   32 vGPU  

See the WOLF 6U Products Grid


6U VPX Information

VPX references three VITA standards:

  • VITA 46 (base, 2007): the VPX base electrical and mechanical specification
  • VITA 48 (REDI, 2010): further support for high-density electronic modules
  • VITA 65 (OpenVPX, 2010): addresses interoperability

 The VPX standard defined in VITA 46 is a scalable backplane technology designed specifically for high speed, critical embedded systems.

The VITA 46 working group was first launched in 2003. At that time VMEbus systems (first introduced in 1981) were in wide use. VME systems used a VME parallel bus with a maximum bandwidth of 320 Mbytes/second (as defined in VITA 1.5, released in 2003). The newer VPX standard was defined to use the latest in switch serial fabrics, which provided a much higher maximum bandwidth. VPX board interconnects are high speed MultiGIG RT connectors which support high speed serial buses of 10 Gbps or more. 3U VPX cards use 3 connectors (P0 to P2) while 6U VPX cards use 7 connectors (P0 to P6). P0 is reserved for power and system control signals. P1 and P2 are used for high speed serial bus signals and user I/O. On a 6U VPX the remaining connectors (P3 to P6) are used for user I/O.

The VPX specification was extended in VITA 48 (VITA REDI, Ruggedized Enhanced Design Implementation) to support the increased operating power of high-density electronic modules by defining the mechanical design requirements to support enhanced cooling methods. VPX REDI also sets standards for the use of ESD covers on both sides of boards. WOLF VPX modules comply to the VPX REDI (VITA 48) standard.

OpenVPX (VITA 65) is a system-level VPX specification designed to address interoperability between VPX boards and backplanes from multiple vendors.

For a complete history of these VITA standards see https://www.vita.com/History.









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