Boards and mezzanines

A COTS offer adapted to your need

ECRIN Systems offers a large range of standard Commercial-Off-the-Shell (COTS) boards and mezzanines offering high flexibility to build your computer.
the main embedded standards are available: VPX, VME, cPCI, industrial motherboards, Small Form Factor, SBC PICMG and various I/O mezzanine formats. Our engineers will guide you according to your environmental, economic, reliability, durability, time to market constraints.

VPX 3U for mobile military applications

VPX3000

The VITA46 and VITA65 specifications that define the VPX and its interoperable Open VPX evolution have left the parallel communications of the VME backplane to switch to point-to-point switching technology between boards. With very high bandwith and supporting various protocols such as Ethernet, PCIe, sRIO, Infiniband on the same backplane, the VPX targets the high-end Mil/Aero market. All 6U and 3U VPX 6U boards are available in various rugged levels. They support XMC/PMC mezzanines for industrial and avionic I/O, FMC for FPGA I/O and MXC video and graphic GPGPU I/O.

The 3U format is ideal for SWaP applications where space, weight and power are essential.

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VPX 6U for HPEC military applications

VPX-6U

The VITA46 and VITA65 specifications that define the VPX and its interoperable Open VPX evolution have left the parallel communications of the VME backplane to switch to point-to-point switching technology between boards. With very high bandwith and supporting various protocols such as Ethernet, PCIe, sRIO, Infiniband on the same backplane, the VPX targets the high-end Mil/Aero market. All 6U and 3U VPX boards are available in various rugged levels. They support XMC/PMC mezzanines for industrial I/O, FMC for FPGA I/O and MXC for video and graphic GPGPU I/O.

The 6U format best suits applications requiring high computing and signal processing power in parallel with many CPUs, GPGPUs and FPGAs: they are called HPEC (High Performance Embedded Computing). Radar and Electronic War (EW) applications love them.

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VME: this famous bus is still alive in the aero/defense and rail transportation markets

VPX3U-3568

This architecture, invented in 1981, has a considerable installed base. The VME can still be used to design robust and durable industrial systems.
With its unmatched interruption management, it still comes in useful to build  a real-time acquisition bench or a control/command system with numerous industrial I/O in a harsh environment.

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CompactPCI: for a very industrial PC

cPCI-3510

The functionalities of a PC in a 3U Simple Europe format with a very good mechanical resistance, an easy access to the boards from the front panel for an optimum MTTR, a rear wiring option via transition modules, a very efficient natural convection ventilation and a 100% software compatibility with the PC world. The CompactPCI is still very implemented in the industry in general with a preference for transport, energy, and military applications for its more rugged versions.

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Industrial ATX motherboards: price target for large quantities

M-342

ECRIN Systems offers many motherboards formats with a 7 years durability for various applications such as medical devices, gaming terminals, POS (Point of sales) or POI (Point of Information) consoles. These boards based on the last chipsets and processors, are linked to the PC motherboards evolution while adding their industrial specificities (Watchdog, SSD, fixed BIOS version, stable chipset and CPU from Intel’s Embedded Road Map).

SFF: Small Form Factor for the medium to large embedded series

CoreModule920

They are halfway between industrial motherboards and COM modules. Their initial function is the all-in-one. They are more robust and smaller than the motherboards and faster to implement than processor modules. They will be preferred for their quick integration times when the deployment quantity is rather small. There are several SFF (Small Form Factor) industrial formats: PC/104 with PCI Express variants, mini-ITX for industrial applications such as POS, or Digital Signage.

Plug-in cards on passive bus for industrial PCs

NuPRO-E42

The industrial PC owes it its origin and reputation. The PICMG 1.3 based SHB board is plugged in the backplane as well as the I/O boards. It can be remove easily by lifting the PC cover, without having to dismantle the entire system (upgraded MTTR ).
This passive bus technology leaves many PCI and PCIe slots available for I/O boards integration to build test benches or machine controllers for OEM. The Gen3 PCIe on backplane makes it possible to build high-performance platforms (GPGPU farm for Deep Learning, controllers for screen walls…)

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XMC/PMC: mezzanines to add generic I/O

PMC-XMC-3705

This daughterboards integrate in parallel on the processor boards. They complement the I/O functionalities of an SBC or are mounted on a non-intelligent carrier board. Each version fits a type of applications and offers the performances adapted to your project and a very great modularity to pay only what is useful.

VPX, VME and cPCI platforms friendly, these daughterboards with PCIe or PCI interface integrate simultaneously on single or dual Europe boards.

FMC: the FPGA dedicated mezzanine

FMC108

VITA 57 referenced standard for FPGA Mezzanine boards, this format makes it possible to customize analog I/O, networks … generic FPGA boards. It integrates most of the time into VPX, μTCA and PCI Express architectures.

AMC: mezzanine for aTCA, it becomes blade for µTCA

AMC515

Advanced MC is the PICMG AMC.0 specification for hot-swappable mezzanine boards using the aTCA original PCI Express, GbE, SATA / SAS and SRIO serial link protocols.

It has become the FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) of the μTCA.1 & 3 solutions for defense applications and the μTCA.4 for nuclear physics research centers.

MXC: the mezzanine designed for GPGPU and video

VPX3-2E6760

The only rugged graphic mezzanines format, GPGPU and frame grabber for SWAP-C Aero/Defense applications on COMe or VPX architecture. It is the only standard to integrate 2 modules on a VPX / 3U and 4 carrier board on a VPX / 6U, offering unbeatable GFLOPS performance.

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Mini-PCIe: low cost I/O for COMe platforms

AVC8000

New mezzanine format (51 x 30mm) with -40 ° C / + 85 ° C extended temperature range  and increasingly found in SWAP-C architectures in addition to COM Express processor modules ( Cf ONYX)