4DSP Brings Versatility and PCI Express Performance to VPX with FlexVPX

FlexVPX provides system designers 2 and 3-slot 3U VPX compliant backplanes equipped with PCI Express bridges. The VPB601, VPB602, and VPB603 are based on the OpenVPX (VITA 65) standard.

4DSP’s FlexVPX provides system designers with the flexibility and performance required for the most demanding applications. The ability to interconnect 2 and 3-slot 3U VPX compliant backplanes allows for custom system configurations using COTS hardware. The backplanes are equipped with PCI Express bridges that ensure fast and high throughput for point-to-point communication between different elements in the system. FlexVPX utilizes OpenVPX (VITA 65) which enables the interoperability of products from different vendors. With the option to build multi-slot solutions, users have the opportunity to design a range of systems that feature a small footprint, a high level of ruggedization, and unmatched performance.

“FlexVPX has opened up new customer options for VPX backplanes and systems. 4DSP’s portfolio of FlexVPX backplanes are designed to meet virtually any application and give the system engineer the ability to capitalize on the established VPX ecosystem while improving system size, weight and power profile,” said Pierrick Vulliez, 4DSP’s CTO. The FlexVPX backplanes provide excellent options for building SONAR/RADAR, satellite communications, and Software Defined Radio systems when used with 4DSP’s 3U VPX FPGA carrier cards – the VP680, VP780, VP788, and VP796 – as well as the company’s StellarIP firmware development tool.


• 2-slot and 3-slot backplanes

• 1″ pitch

• 16-lane PCIe Gen 2 connection between slots

• PCIe switch with 5 fat pipes

• VITA 48.2 compliant

• RTM connector available for cable connections to other backplanes