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Single slot VPX packaging from LCR for sensor and high-speed computing applications

LCR Embedded Systems has released a new rugged, single slot packaging solution designed for 3U VPX and SOSA aligned payload cards supporting high-speed connectivity with RF, GbE, 10GbE and optical interfaces. The AoC3U-100, part of LCR’s air over conduction cooled (AoC) chassis line, addresses a wide range of EW / ISR and radar uses in both ground and airborne assets where size constraints and functional performance are key.

Intended for use in counter ISR systems, multi-mission EW, navigational systems, air and ground surveillance radar, fire control radar, on the move radar, multi-mission radar systems and more, the compact and lightweight design enables deployment in demanding environments.

Designed to maintain safe operating temperatures for high power VITA 48.2 conduction cooled payloads, the chassis combines forced air with conduction cooling to dramatically increase cooling capacity versus passive cooling, while leveraging readily available VITA 48.2 plug in modules. A small form factor 28V power supply provides MIL-STD-461 protection for 12V 3U VPX and SOSA aligned modules.

Custom I/O boards and front panels may include 38999, Mighty Mouse and SMA connectors in patterns necessary for any end use. Internal cabling and board layout ensures the highest level of signal integrity for unfailing mission performance. As an advanced packaging solution, the AoC3U-100 can also be configured for fanless passive cooling for lower power payloads across a range of applications.

“The AoC3U-100 takes advantage of increasing integration density found in new 3U modules by providing a rugged and compact home for applications that can reside in a single slot chassis,” said Dan Manoukian, president, LCR Embedded. “We anticipate the product will address SIGINT / EW requirements in equipment deployed in tactical operations. We also believe that switching and compute applications will benefit from the reduced size. The AoC3U-100 reflects LCRs commitment to supporting critical defense initiatives and we look forward to playing a key role to that end,” explained Manoukian.


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