Annapolis Micro Systems, Inc. Announces the Delivery of its New Four Slot OpenVPX Chassis

Part of the Annapolis WILD OpenVPX EcoSystem Annapolis, Maryland – Annapolis Micro Systems, Inc. (Annapolis), the leader in Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Based High Performance Computing, announces their new Four Slot OpenVPX Chassis, part of the Annapolis WILD OpenVPX EcoSystem.

The WILD OpenVPX EcoSystem allows the user to mix and match COTS OpenVPX boards from Annapolis or from other vendors. It includes Xilinx and Altera FPGA Processing Boards, an 8 TB Storage Board, a one slot Switch with up to 4Tbs Non- Blocking Switch Capacity, using 10G/40G/56G Ethernet, or SDR/DDR/QDR/FDR Infiniband, Several Chassis, Extremely Fast Backplanes, RTM, Clock Boards, and up to 5 GSps A/D and 4 GSps D/A.

The 4 Slot OpenVPX High Speed Mesh Air Cooled 19" Rack Mount OpenVPX Chassis is 4U High with Front Mounted Horizontal OpenVPX Card Cage and has RTM Support. It’s Payload Profile is SLT6-PAY-4F1Q2U2T-10.2.1. It supports 14 Gbps Line Rates on Data Plane, 10GBase-KR Ethernet, 40GBase-KR4 Ethernet, 10GBase-KX4 XAUI, SDR, DDR, QDR and FDR 4x Infiniband, 8x PCIe Gen 1, 2 or 3 on Expansion Plane, and 1000Base-x on Control Plane. It has a 700+ Watt Power Supply and full Chassis Management of Voltage, Temperature and Fan Monitoring and Control. There is a Front Chassis Display Panel and Front Panel Power Switch, System Reset Switch and Maskable Reset Switch, All with Safety Covers. It features High Performance Convection Cooling with Replaceable and Cleanable Fan Tray and Filter.

About Annapolis Micro Systems, Inc.

Annapolis Micro Systems, Inc., in business since 1982, has been at the forefront of providing industry leading FPGA Processing Solutions since 1994. Annapolis excels at providing the application developer with everything needed to fully use the power of FPGA processing to solve very demanding real-time data capture, processing and storage problems. The WILDSTAR product line includes FPGA processing boards for IBM BladeCenter, PCI Express, VME, VXS, Open VPX and AMC. This includes a continually expanding line of superior Analog to Digital, Digital to Analog and High- Speed Communication Solutions. New mezzanine cards and on-board I/O carry forward the Annapolis WILDSTAR system strategy of providing End-to-End Input, Processing and Storage options.

The customer can develop his/her application using their preferred FPGA application design methodology. Annapolis provides standard source code VHDL board support packages, drivers and APIs.

Annapolis also provides its CoreFire FPGA Design Suite. CoreFire, with its GUI based design entry, patented dataflow methodology and extensive highly optimized intelligent IP & Board Support Libraries, results in very fast, tight designs within a dramatically small amount of time. The combination of Annapolis COTS systems with the CoreFire Design Suite enables Annapolis customers to field full systems while their competitors are still debugging prelimiinary FPGA designs.

Some typical application areas include Network Processing, SIGINT, COMINT, SW Radio, RADAR, Image Processing, Encryption, and Data Mining.

Annapolis is famous for the high quality of its products and for its unparalleled dedication to ensuring that the customers’ applications succeed. They offer training and exceptional custom application development support, as well as more conventional customer support.

For more information about the Annapolis WILD OpenVPX EcoSystem, the WILDSTAR Family, the CoreFire Design Suite, or other Annapolis products in the USA, contact Pat Stover at (410) 841-2514, For European Sales and Support, contact Noah Donaldson in Stockholm, Sweden at +46 708 453 203, For more information about Annapolis Micro Systems, Inc. contact Jane Donaldson at (410) 841-2514, Website is

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Annapolis Micro Systems, Inc.

190 Admiral Cochrane Drive
Suite 130
Annapolis, MD, 21401-7386

tele: (410) 841-2514
fax: (410) 841-2518

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