D10 – Desktop 10 Slot System

Designed as a 9U, half width x 422mm deep desktop enclosure, the D10 chassis offers up to 10 vertically mounted 6U x 160mm CPCI or VME64x slots with space to the rear of the backplane for I/O connection. The chassis is not only ideal for use in the development environment, but also for demonstration or target systems. The core of the system is based on the IEEE1101.10/11compliant KM6-RF subrack, housed in the versatile and stylish DIPLOMAT caseframe, resulting in a system that is compact but still provides easy access. Based around Verotec standard solutions, the chassis may be easily adapted for specific applications.

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Thermal Management

Cooling is provided by two 120mm ball-bearing DC fans installed on a tray below the cardframe, drawing air from the bottom front, forced up through the card cage, to exhaust at the top rear – cooling the board set and any front pluggable power supplies. When embedded supplies are specified, these have integral cooling fans fitted.

Power Supply

The system can be supplied with a range of power supply options, typically using an embedded supply mounted on the rear panel. Alternatively, front pluggable PICMG 2.11 compliant may be fitted. These power factor corrected supplies can be configured as load-sharing or redundant operation for use in high availability applications.


Basing the design on the Diplomat enclosure ensures a high level of shielding and with the KM6-RFsubrack meeting IEEE 1101.10/11, a high level of EMC integrity is achieved. An ESD bonding point is provided on the front panel to aid in the safe insertion or extraction of boards, while a switched, fused & filtered IEC power inlet controls conducted noise to EN55022 level B.


The chassis is available with a range of backplane options, covering both CPCI and VME64x architectures. The CPCI options include 6U, 6 and 8 slot, 64 bit, PICMG 2.0 R3.0 compliant backplanes with rear plug-up connectors in P3,P4 & P5 and selectable coded I/O voltage (default = 5V). Other options, including CT/H.110 (Computer Telephony) versions or PICMG 2.16 (packet switching) backplanes may be fitted. The VME64x version is a 10 slot ANSI/VITA 1.1 – 1997 compliant backplane fitted with active on-board termination, electronic ABG (auto bus grant) and with centre P0/J0 connectors fitted.

Reduced Height - 3U Backplane Versions

There remains the option to specify a reduced height chassis designed to accommodate a 3U backplane – either in CPCI or VME64x format. In this case, the overall chassis can be reduced with a corresponding reduction in the cardcage height. In this case, if front pluggable power supplies are required, 3U versions are available. For a typical system, please see our VPX TecSYS chassis.


Width : 313.63mm / 12.35”
Depth : 422.00mm / 16.6”
Height : 445.76mm / 17.55”

Material & Finish
Diplomat chassis : Steel (Textured electrostatic epoxy finish)
Top, bottom, rear & side infill covers : Light Grey BS 4800 00A01
All other parts : Mid Grey BS4800 00A05
KM6-RF Subrack : Aluminium alloy (Iridite NCP)
Front infill : Aluminium alloy (Anodised)

Operating Temperature : 00C to +500C
Storage Temperature : -200C to +800C

Power Supply (Typical)

Input/Output Pluggable 500W (Each) Embedded 700W
AC Input 90 – 264 V @ 47-63 Hz 90 – 264 V @ 47-63 Hz
Output +5V @ 65A +5V @ 60A
+3.3V @ 80A +3.3V @ 60A
+12V @ 12A +12V @ 10A
-12V @ 1.5A -12V @ 8A

Ordering information

Order Code : 141-4211 _ _ _ 5th Digit 6th Digit 7th Digit
Power – Output
500W Pluggable 6
700W Embedded 8
VME64x Extensions (With P0) 2
Standard CompactPCI (PICMG 2.0 R.3) 5
CPCI + Computer Telephony H110 (PICMG 2.5) 6
CPCI + Packet Switching (PICMG 2.16) 7
Number of Slots
6 Slot 3
8 Slot 4
10 Slot 5

Customizing Options

The modular, scalable design enables it to be used for developments based on other backplanes. With a wide range of options available, it would be impossible to list every combination. Where the system is to be deployed away from users, a system monitor can be supplied to allow remote monitoring and control. Should your application require a different specification such as backplane, cooling or power supply variants, please contact us to discuss.


A range of accessories are available including air baffle cards, disk drive mounting adaptors, filler panels and more – please contact sales office for further information

Additional Notes

Chassis : The choice of Diplomat is obvious, offering a robust chassis with stylish looks and featuring side carrying handles for easy transit. Tilt feet are fitted, allowing a change of viewing angle on the desktop. The top cover is easily removable – only two screws need to be loosened for access.
Subrack : The chassis is fitted with Verotec’s KM6-RF subrack offering front panel coding options to ensure correct board insertion to the appropriate slot. In addition ESD protection and pre-location features are present, along with inject/eject functionality and PCB grounding – all designed to protect the daughter boards.
Front Panel : Featuring status LED’s for each of the voltage rails and also indicates power to the fans as well as an ESD wrist strap bonding point. A reset (momentary) switch is provided for customer defined use.