Type V – Vertical, 19″ Rack-mounting Systems
The Type V chassis provides a 19” rack-mounting solution vor vertically mounted, 3U & 6U VMEbus, VME64x & CompactPCI cards. There are four base models; V4, V8, V9 & V12, where the number denotes the unit of height (U) of the chassis. All offer an 84HP (21 slot) card area with the V4 catering for 3U cards (plus 1U fantray) and the others designed for 6U cards. Features include IEC 60297 & IEEE 1101.10/11 compliant subracks, removable, filtered fan trays, rear transition card areas, front panel status indicators and a choice of embedded or pluggable power supplies.
V4 - 4U, 21 Slot Chassis
For applications based around the popular 3U format board, the V4 system from Verotec offers a highly flexible solution in a condensed package. The chassis is based around the KM6-RF subrack in the industry standard 19” rackmount format. This allows the full 21 slots of 4HP spacing, and is ideally suited to CPCI designs where a combination of boards and power supplies can easily be implemented. Cooling is provided over the full width, the power supplies are pluggable, mating with a chassis mounted power interface board. This means that the user can move the boards and power supplies around to provide, say, two complete 6 or 8 slot systems, each with its own power supply, within one chassis with a choice whether the power supplies are at the ends or in the middle. Dual PSU’s for power sharing/redundancy also becomes simple to implement – or even a combination of multiple 4 slot systems, there are a huge range of choices, including the ability to include a caddy mounted Hard Disk Drive. The KM6-RF subrack offers front panel coding to ensure correct board positioning – important with such a flexible system. 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.
V8 - 8U, 21 Slot Chassis
For rackmount applications that need to accommodate up to the maximum 21 slots of 6U x 4HP card space available within the 19” rack format, the Verotec V8 chassis provides an ideal solution in a compact 8U enclosure. Based around our KM6-II Eurocard subrack, the system can be specified with a range of power supply and backplane options. Cooling is provided by a removable fan tray housed behind a hinged 2U front panel. This panel is vented for cooling and also features the status indicators and switches as well as an ESD point. The power supply is an embedded type, mounted on the rear drop down panel. A separate 3U rear panel allows access for cable management or to house additional components. With the total 84HP available, this system can take the full range of VME backplanes – from 5 to 21 slots and of course Verotec also offers a wide range of other bus architectures and slot options.
V9 - 9U, 21 Slot Chassis
The V9 chassis may be used either in rackmount applications, or alternatively as a stand-alone unit in the Diplomat enclosure. Offering the full width 19” chassis allows for the full 21 slots of 4HP cards, typically in VME64x or CPCI architecture systems. Cards are mounted in the KM6-RF subrack, recessed back to allow for front cable management. The subrack is fully IEEE 1101.10/11 compliant, with provision for rear transition modules to be accommodated. As an option, the front may be closed off with a hinged blank panel. In addition to a choice of backplanes, various power options are available – either embedded in the base of the unit, or as pluggable modules where the full 21 slots are not required. Cooling is provided by a removable fan tray housed behind a 2U front panel. This panel is vented for cooling and also features the status indicators and switches as well as an ESD point.
V12 - 12U, 21 Slot Chassis
Designed for demanding top-end applications, the Verotec 12U System supports the full 21 slots available in the 19” rackmount capability. At the heart of the chassis is the IEEE 1101.10/11 compliant Verotec KM6-RF cardframe, recessed inside the chassis, behind a hinged door with an acrylic window. The system can be specified with a wide range of backplane and power supply options. Effective cooling is provided by a removable fan tray beneath the cardframe, drawing air through a vented panel and also a bank of fans on a hinged panel at the rear of the chassis. This arrangement draws air from the bottom front and exhausts to the top rear – minimising any chance of drawing warmed air back into the system. Power supplies are typically embedded, mounted on a drop-down rear panel for easy access or alternatively PICMG 2.11 front pluggable Eurocard format configurations are available. Standard features include voltage and fan LED’s, system reset and an on/off switch all located on the front panel, as well as an ESD point. A separate 3U rear panel allows access for cable management or to house additional components. With the total 84HP available, this system can take the full range of VME backplanes – from 5 to 21 slots and of course Verotec also offers a wide range of other bus architectures and slot options.