Embedded Avionics, Military

Amphenol Introduces New COTS Conversion Modules

By Woodrow Bellamy III  | June 24, 2016
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[Avionics Magazine 06-24-2016] Amphenol Aerospace now offers an off-the-shelf protocol/media converter VPX engine, the Rugged VPX Media Conversion Modules.  The modules are an embedded and integrated set of media and protocol conversion VPX boards for open systems architectures in the military rugged market.
Rugged VPX Media & Protocol Conversion Modules. Photo: Amphenol.
The Rugged VPX Media & Protocol Conversion Module provides connectivity for 1G, 10G, and up to 40G Ethernet with 1G-Base-T, 10G-Base-T, and Fiber Base-SR conversion circuitry. It has multiple copper and fiber conversion formats in a unit that meets MIL-STD-810 vibration specifications and rugged temperature ranges.  The 3U and 6U VPX modules have corresponding internal subsystem connectors and cables, as well as full test and integration set of products. 

The module is ideal for any rugged application where network integration is needed to connect various sensors, recorders, processors, display engines, and other networked devices together.  It is intended for plug-and-play integration with COTS VPX CPUs, switches, and other devices. 

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