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This is a listing of VXI Equipment Enclosures and Chassis manufacturers. The types of products or equipment they produce are listed under the company name, in alphabetic order. There are a number of terms, which all mean the same thing, used to describe an electronic enclosure which hold circuit cards: Case, Chassis, Crate, Mainframe, and Enclosure. The enclosures may also be sub-divided into Rack-Mount, Wall-mount, Tower, or table-top; Commercial, Industrial, Rugged, or Military. A Sub-rack is not a complete electronic enclosure and may only include a metal frame and a card cage. A Card Cage has no enclosure at all and is just a frame [with card guides] to support the particular CCA form factor used.
If the Chassis is produced for a particular card form factor, for example cPCI, then you can also check that particular BUS page for more data or the COTS card vendors page for a listing of CCA manufacturers.

VXI Crate Manufacturers

Refer to VXI Bus Description for VXI Design Info and additional VXI details.





A VXI [(VME eXtensions for Instrumentation] Chassis will be between 1 and 13 slots (the maximum)

VXI Chassis Terminology:
"A-size" mainframe: Provides J1 only {mandatory}, allows for the insertion of an A-size module only.
"B-size" mainframe: Provides J1 {mandatory}, J2 {optional}, allows for the insertion of a B-size module.
"C-size" mainframe: Provides J1 {mandatory}, J2 {optional}, allows for the insertion of a C-size module.
"D-size" mainframe: Provides J1 {mandatory}, J2 and J3{optional}, allows for the insertion of a D-size module.

Additional VXI Chassis Requirements:
Card guides shall be made of non-conductive material, or be isolated from chassis ground.
Each backplane shall be a single monolithic board, within any slot position.
All mainframes shall provide chassis ground to the module front panels in the area of the front panel mounting screws.

Any voltage furnished by the mainframe power supply shall comply with the maximum Allowed Variation and maximum allowed DC Load Ripple/Noise.
The [VXIbus] chassis may except 3U cards, or 3U and 6U cards, or 9U cards. The chassis may have a separate card cage to handle the 3U cards or 6U. The chassis only need provide the P1 side of the back plane when only 3U cards are used. 6U cards require both P1 and P2, and 9U would require the P1, P2, and P3. A P0 connector (between P1 and P2) for 6U cards may also be provided. Regardless of the size of the card the chassis will accept (3U, 6U, or 9U) all the slots are on .8" centers. The chassis may be a table-top or rack-mount.

VME32 provided a +5volt,and +/-12volt supply; VME64 added a 3.3 volt supply. The 5volt supply should provide only 50mV of ripple. No currently produced power supply meets 50mV, I've seen notes on the web indicating an attempt to update this number.




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Elma
{up to 13 slots VXI Chassis. Accommodates C (6U x 340mm) and D (9U x 340mm) size boards.}

KineticSystems Company, LLC
{4-slot, 6-slot, 13-slot, C-Size VXI Mainframe/Chassis}

MAC Panel
{VXI Chassis}

Tektronix
{13 Slot VXI C-Size Mainframes}

Tracewell Systems
{11-slot, 13-slot, C size VXI chassis, VXI test and development platform}

VXI Technology
(VXIbus Mainframes 5/6-slot, Rack and Portable}

W-IE-NE-R
{C-size / D-size VXI Crates}

Purchasing: Don't forget to ask about options; Rack slide or cable tray options

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Enclosure Accessory Vendors {Chassis/Racks}




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AboveBoard Electronics
{Card Guide Manufacturer}

Atlee of Delaware, Inc.
{Metal Card Guide}

ECS Composites
{Ruggedized shipping cases, transit cases, shock mounted platform}

Gompf Brackets Inc.
{3U, 6U, 9U CompactPCI/VME front panels-PMC bezels, Face-plates, PCI/ISA Card Brackets}

Knurr USA Inc.
{Cable Management}

Phillips Components
{PMC Bezels}

Richro
{Card Guide Manufacturer}

Unitrackind
{Card Guide Manufacturer}

Electronic Equipment Rack Standards
EIA-310-D Cabinets, Racks, Panels, and Associated Equipment
IEC 60297-1 Mechanics for Racks - 19 inch common standard (DIN41494}
IEC 297-x Dimensions of Panels and Racks
MIL-STD-901D SHOCK TESTS. H.I. (HIGH-IMPACT) SHIPBOARD MACHINERY, EQUIPMENT, AND SYSTEMS, REQUIREMENTS FOR [Shock]
MIL-STD-167-1 MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS OF SHIPBOARD EQUIPMENT (TYPE 1 - ENVIRONMENTAL AND TYPE II - INTERNALLY EXCITED) [Vibration]
MIL-STD-5400 ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, AEROSPACE, GENERAL SPECIFICATION FOR [See MIL-HDBK-5400]
MIL-STD-810E ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING CONSIDERATIONS AND LABORATORY TESTS [Humidity]
MIL-STD-46IE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CONTROL OF ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE CHARACTERISTICS OF SUBSYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT [EMI/EMC]
MIL-STD-462 Measurement of Electromagnetic Interference Characteristics of Subsystems and Equipment [EMI/EMC]
MIL-STD-704F AIRCRAFT ELECTRIC POWER CHARACTERISTICS
MIL-STD-1275B CHARACTERISTICS OF 28 VOLT DC ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS IN MILITARY VEHICLES
MIL-A-8625A - Anodic Coatings for Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys
MIL-C-5541E - Chemical Conversion Coatings for Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys

Chassis Height is also given in 'U', 1U = 44.45mm, 2U = 88.90mm, and so on.
Chassis Width may be given in 'HP', 1HP = 5.08mm (0.2in). HP ~ Horizontal Pitch.

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A listing of VXI Equipment Enclosures and VXI Crate manufacturers. The types of products or equipment they produce are listed under the company name, in alphabetic order. There are a number of terms, which all mean the same thing, used to describe an electronic enclosure which hold circuit cards: Case, Chassis, Crate, Mainframe, and Enclosure. The enclosures may also be sub-divided into Rack-Mount, Wall-mount, Tower, or table-top; Commercial, Industrial, Rugged, or Military. A Sub-rack is not a complete electronic enclosure and may only include a metal frame and a card cage. A Card Cage has no enclosure at all and is just a frame [with card guides] to support the particular CCA form factor used.






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