SOURCE: Parvus Corporation

Parvus Corporation

October 10, 2011 08:00 ET

Parvus Displays New 6U VPX SBC With Quad-Core Intel Xeon CPU and 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch at AUSA Annual Expo

High Performance OpenVPX Blade Server With Integrated 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch, the CPU-111-10, Enables Full-Mesh Backplane Data Layer Interconnectivity

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Oct 10, 2011) - Eurotech subsidiary Parvus announces the CPU-111-10, a rugged, high-performance 6U VPX (VITA 46) Single Board Computer (SBC) featuring a quad-core Intel L5408 Xeon processor and integrated 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch to support full-mesh backplane data layer interconnectivity for up to eight SBCs integrated into a single chassis. Available in air cooled or conduction cooled formats, the CPU-111-10 conforms to the OpenVPX (VITA 65) payload module profile MOD6-PAY-4F2T- with four fat pipes (10 GBase-BX4) and two thin pipes (1000Base-T). Customers can view the CPU-111-10 at booth #7602 of the U.S. Army's AUSA Annual Meeting & Expo Oct 10-12 in Washington, DC.

Providing unparalleled data processing capabilities in a single-slot 6U VPX form factor card with built-in 10 Gigabit Ethernet fabric switching, the CPU-111-10 serves as an ideal open-architecture building-block for next-generation Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) applications onboard (un)manned air / ground vehicles and shipboard platforms. Standard onboard I/O resources include up to eight 10 Gigabit Ethernet, two 1 Gigabit Ethernet, four SATA, two USB 2.0, one RS-232/485, and VGA video ports. Dual XMC / PMC expansion module sites enable additional I/O expansion, including 10G XAUI lanes from each XMC card to the 10G switched fabric.

Offered in both convection cooled and ruggedized conduction cooled variants, the CPU-111-10 is designed for use with ANSI/VITA 46 1.0" pitch VPX form factor backplanes. Air cooled variants provide a front panel SFP+ port supporting CX4 copper and Fiber applications for chassis-to-chassis and rack-to-rack communications. Conduction cooled variants feature traditional board stiffeners, heat spreaders, and wedge locks to passively transfer heat to the chassis and tolerate high shock and vibration environments. An optional Rear Transition Module (RTM) is available that brings out VPX I/O over industry standard connectors.


  • OpenVPX Compatible:
    • Rugged Single-Slot 6U Single Board Computer compatible with VITA 65 OpenVPX Payload Module Profile MOD6-PAY-4F2T- (4x 10GBase-BX4 Fat Pipes and 2x 1000Base-T Thin Pipes)
  • High Performance x86 CPU:
    • 4-Core Intel Xeon L5408 Processor @ 2.13 GHz with 4GB of DDR2 RAM
    • Linux, VxWorks, Windows, LynxOS, QNX, x86 RTOS Compatible; 16 GB Flash SSD
  • 10 Gigabit Switch:
    • Integrated 10 Gigabit Ethernet Packet Processor Provides Full-Mesh Data Layer Switch Fabric for Up to 8 SBCs without Use of Additional Switch Board
    • 10 Gigabit XAUI Fabric Interfaces to Dual XMC Expansion Modules
    • Front Panel SFP+ 10 Gigabit Port Supporting CX4 Copper and Fiber Applications for Chassis-to-Chassis and Rack-to-Rack Communications
  • I/O & Expansion:
    • Network: Up to 8x 10 Gigabit Ethernet, 2x 1 Gigabit Ethernet
    • Peripherals: 4x SATA, 2x USB 2.0, 1x RS-232/485, and 1x VGA Video
    • Dual XMC / PMC Mezzanine Expansion Sites
    • Front Panel 10 Gigabit SFP+ and Optional USB Port (Air Cooled Version)
  • Rugged Design:
    • Designed to Meet MIL-STD-810 Environmental Conditions (Thermal, Shock, Vibration, Humidity, Altitude) and Stresses of VPX Chassis Injection/Ejection
    • Air and Conduction Cooled Variants; Conductively Cooled Model Integrates Board Stiffener Heat spreaders and Wedge locks for Shock & Vibration Immunity/Thermal Transfer

Air cooled CPU-111-10 units and RTMs are available now with conduction cooled versions available soon. Contact for pricing and updated production availability information. For additional specifications or to download a product datasheet, visit

Parvus Corporation is a leading supplier of rugged COTS computing and IP networking subsystems for Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) constrained military, aerospace, and homeland defense applications. Parvus' tactical mission processors, network routers, Ethernet switches and embedded board-level products provide highly reliable command, control, computing and communication (C4) capabilities for situational awareness and mobile data processing in airborne, ground vehicle, and naval installations. Parvus was founded in 1983 and is part of the Eurotech Group (ETH.MI), a world leader in small form factor and high performance computing with operations across North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit

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