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Virginia Panel Corporation 90 Series

Integrated Interface Solutions

 
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VPC, 90 series, Interface Systems

Available Options :
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 Connector Modules

Contacts and Patch Cords

 
Product Description:
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space Virginia Panel Corporation (VPC) has long been recognized for the design and manufacture of modular interface systems.  Since developing the industries first hybrid modular interface system in 1968, VPC has been dedicated to providing it’s customers with the most effective, economical and dependable methods of interconnecting test devices.VPC’s 90 Series Interface Systems provide high quality connections for all of your interface needs.   Selection of 3, 6, 10, 25 and 50 module systems make the 90 Series the most versatile system on the market, giving you the flexibility to choose a connector that best meets your test requirements. VPC connector modules handle a various signal requirements — including digital, power, coaxial and twinaxial signals. VPC’s versatile 90 Series Interface Systems are comprised of Receivers, Interchangeable Test Adapters (ITAs), Connector Modules, Contacts and Patchcords.  Our 90 Series ITAs can incorporate numerous connectors for ATE applications.  For instance, ITAs can be wired to Test Adapter cables or Edge card Connectors and can be used in Bed-of-Nails vacuum fixturing.
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Receivers:
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Available with 3, 6, 10, 25 and 50 Module Positions, 90 Series Receivers are rack or desktop mountable. Dual tier Receivers accept either single or double tier ITAs (25 or 50 Module positions).

Precise signal integrity between the Receiver and ITA is maintained by VPC’s patented Quadra Track engaging mechanism. The engaging member is a pair of slotted steel slides located in the Receiver that distribute uniform pressure to four points on the ITA during engagement and disengagement. The Quadra Track system is designed to guarantee a minimum of 20,000 life cycles.

Receivers:
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VPC Rack Mountable 90 Series Receivers and Rack Mountable Extended Handle Receivers meet the exacting standards which are essential to support advanced interconnecting requirements. Five Receivers – with 3, 6, 10, 25 or 50 module positions – are designed to accept various Interchangeable Test Adapters (ITAs). They can also be adapted to accommodate Vacuum or Mechanical Fixturing.All Receiver frames are black anodized. An integrated micro switch that shuts off power when the ITA disengages is standard on Receivers with 25 and 50 module positions, and available as an option on those with 3, 6 or 10 module positions. Connector modules can be intermixed to establish custom interfaces which are ideal for functional and system testing applications. Receiver modules can be discrete wired or right angle mounted to printed circuit boards.
 
90 Series Receivers Rack Mountable Panels
P/N Description P/N Description
310104176 3 Module Positions 310113174 Mounting Panel for 3 Module Receiver, 0.25″ Thick Aluminum, Gold Chromated 6.96″x19″
310104121 6 Module Positions
310104275 6 Module Positions with 5.40″ extended handle 410112497 ITA Adapter Plate for 6 Module Extended Handle Receiver
310104135 10 Module Positions
410112496 ITA Adapter Plate for 10 Module Extended Handle Receiver
310104274 10 Module Positions with 4.20″ extended handle
310113180 Microswitch for 3, 6 or 10 Module Receiver (includes 6′ 24 AWG Black/Red/White wires) 310113143 Mounting Panel for 6 Module Receiver, 0.25″ Thick Aluminum, Gold Chromated 6.96″x19″
310104114 25 Module Positions, Single Tier 310113144 Mounting Panel for 10 Module Receiver, 0.25″ Thick Aluminum, Gold Chromated 6.96″x19″
310104115 50 Module Positions, Double Tier
310104299 75 Module Positions, Triple Tier VXI
310104275 6 Module Positions w/5.40″ ext. handle 410112497 ITA Adapter Plate for 6 Module Ext. Handle RCVR for mounting an enclosure
310104274 10 Module Positions w/4.20″ extended handle 410112496 ITA Adapter Plate for 10 Module Ext. Handle RCVR for mounting an enclosure
VPC offers Rack Mountable 90 Series Receivers with extended handles to accommodate symmetrical adaptation of fixtures larger than the ITA. Available with either the 6 or 10 Module positions, the Extended Handle Receivers are secured to the mounting plate to accommodate mounting to a 19″ rack. The 6 Module Receiver handle extends 5.40″, while the 10 Module Receiver handle extends 4.20″. An adapter plate for the ITA will be necessary for mounting to an enclosure.
90 Series Receivers Adapter Plates
P/N Description P/N Description
310104275 6 Module Positions w/5.40″ ext. handle 410112497 ITA Adapter Plate for 6 Module Ext. Handle RCVR for mounting an enclosure
310104274 10 Module Positions w/4.20″ extended handle 410112496 ITA Adapter Plate for 10 Module Ext. Handle RCVR for mounting an enclosure
 
9010s Interface System:
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The 9010s Receiver System features a Hinged Shelf Mounting Frame that includes a recessed 10 module Receiver. The self mount configuration enables wiring from above or below the Receiver interface to the rack mounted test equipment, facilitating shorter wire lengths. When configuring the test set, the interface wiring is easily accessible by hinged design and two gas struts which hold the Receiver in an open position.

The 9010s is unique in that the Receiver Handle is extended to the outside of the Shelf Mounting Frame to allow symmetrical fixture adaptation. An ITA positioning plate is incorporated to assist in Fixture alignment. Vacuum fixture applications are accommodated by an optional manifold vacuum kit that provides automatic hook-up.

 
9010s Interface Systems
P/N Description “A” “B”
310104200 10 Module Hinged Shelf Mount Frame w/Flush Mount Receiver. 15.00 15.62
310104232 10 Module Hinged Shelf Mount Frame w/Flush Mount Receiver. 18.50 19.12
310104290 10 Module Hinged Shelf Mount Frame w/Flush Mount Receiver (used with 30.75″ main frame depth) 15.00 15.62
310104256 10 Module Hinged Shelf Frame w/Flush Mount Receiver for Agilent Technologies 19″ racks ( P/N E3660A, E3905A, E3661A, E3662A)
310113189 Vacuum Port Option for P/N 310104200, 310104232 & 310104256
411104149 ITA Fixture Vacuum Port Adapter for use with P/N 310113189
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Hinged Shelf Mounting Frames:
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VPC hinged shelf mounting frames accommodate 6, 10 and 25 module 90 Series Receivers. Shelf mount configuration is typically utilized for System and Functional Testing Applications. The horizontal configuration enables wiring to extend from under the Receiver Interface to the rack mounted test equipment, allowing shorter wire lengths.

The hinged design, held open by a locking support hinge, provides easy access to the interface wiring during debugging. Enclosures larger than the ITA are available and are offset to clear the engagement handle. Rack mounting hardware is included.

NOTE: Receiver must be purchased separately.
 
Hinged Shelf Mounting Frames
P/N Description
310113185 6 Module Hinged Shelf Mounting Frame
310113186 10 Module Hinged Shelf Mounting Frame
310113187 25 Module Hinged Shelf Mounting Frame
310113188 Blank Frame with black anodized panel
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Connector Modules:
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Connectors
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Signal Modules – 64 Pin 
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The 64 Pin Signal Receiver Module is made from Ryton® R-7 and will withstand temperatures up to 220°C.  The 64 Pin Signal ITA Module is made from engineered resin and will withstand temperatures up to 150°C.  Both the ITA and Receiver Modules have molded nomenclature.Quadra-Paddle Modules 192 Pin The 192 Pin Signal Modules are made from LCP – Liquid Crystal Polymer Resin, withstanding temperatures up to 260°C.  Nomenclature is molded on the Module and mounting hardware is included.

Signal Modules – 96 and 256 Pin

The 96 Pin Signal Modules are made from Ryton R-7, withstanding temperatures up to 220°C.  Nomenclature is molded on the Module. The 256 Pin Modules are made from G-10, withstanding temperatures of 115°C.  Nomenclature is silk-screened white onto the Module.

Power/Coaxial Modules – 12 Pin

The 12 Pin Power/Coaxial ITA and Receiver Modules are made from GE Supec® and can withstand temperatures of 220°C.  Nomenclature is molded on the Module.

16/16 Signal/Power or Coaxial – 32 Pin

Hybrid Module – Virginia Panel Corporation now offers a Signal/Power hybrid module for our 90 Series Receivers and ITAs.  The hybrid Module allows for 16 Power and 16 Sense lines in the same module position.  Both the Receiver and ITA Module are made from g-10, withstanding temperatures of 115 C.  Nomenclature on the Signal/Power module is silk-screened white onto the Modules.  The receiver modules are two piece modules (includes a lead-in module cap).

Mini Power/Coaxial Modules – 19 & 76 Pin>/p>

The 19 Pin Mini Power and Mini Coaxial Modules are made from Ryton R-7, withstanding temperatures up to 220°C.  The 76 Pin Mini Coaxial Modules are made from G-10, withstanding temperatures of 110°C.  The receiver modules are two piece modules (includes a lead-in module cap).  Power Modules faces are screened red.

18 GHz Coaxial Modules 8 Pin

The 8 Pin 18 GHz ITA and Receiver Modules are made from G-10, withstanding temperatures of 115°C.  Nomenclature is silk-screened white onto the Module.

High Frequency, 32 Pin 75 OHM or 20 GHz Coaxial Module

The 32 Pin 20 GHz Coaxial Modules accomodates both 75 OHM and 20 GHz Coaxial Contacts and are made from G-10, withstanding temperatures of 115°C.  Nomenclature if silk-screened white onto the Module.

40 GHz Coaxial Modules 8 Pin

The 8 Pin 40 GHz Coaxial Modules are made from Aluminum, withstanding temperatures of 220°C.  Nomenclature if silk-screened white onto the Module.

Twinaxial Modules 8 Pin

The 8 Pin Twinaxial ITA and Receiver Modules are made from G-10, withstanding temperatures of 115°C.  Nomenclature is silk-screened white onto the Module.

Thermocouple Modules 64 Pin

The 64 Pin Thermocouple Receiver Module is made from Ryton R-7 and will withstand temperatures up to 220°C (the Receiver Module Top Plate is made of G-10 and will withstand temperatures of 115°C).  The 64 Pin Thermocouple ITA Module is made from an engineered resin and will withstand temperatures up to 150°C.  Nomenclature is silk-screened on the Receiver Module and molded on the ITA Module.

Fiber Optic Modules – 14 Pin

Virginia Panel offers Fiber Optics Modules and Patchcords used in our 90 Series and Gemini Receivers and Interchangeable Test Adapters (ITAs). Both the Receiver and ITA Modules are made of aluminum with nickel plating. The modules have 14 contact positions and include a protective dust cover for the fiber optic termini.

The Fiber Optics termini have an insertion loss of 0.5 dB typical, a return loss of -35 dB and an engagement force of 1.5 lbs. per contact. The fiber optics termini is hermaphroditic, however, the Receiver Patchcord Assembly includes an alignment sleeve necessary for aligning the termini in the module. A cleaning kit and removal tool are available.

Pneumatic Modules, 2, 5 & 10 Contact Positions

VPC offers Pneumatic Modules designed for large diameter (3/8″ ID) pneumatic connectors, with positions for 5 panel mount pneumatic/vacuum connectors and occupying 2 Module positions in a Receiver.  The bodies of the 3/8″ OD connector are made of Chrome-plated brass, pressure/vacuum rated to 250 psi (17.3 Bar) and have operating temperatures between -40°F to 180°F (-40°C to 82°C).  VPC also offers Pneumatic Modules designed for smaller diameter (1/8″ ID) pneumatic connectors, with positions for 10 panel mount pneumatic/vacuum connectors and occupying 1 module position.  The bodies of the 1/8″ OD connectors are made of Delrin®, pressure/vacuum rated to 100 psi (6.9 Bar).

Blank Modules

Blank Modules are made from black anodized aluminum or black PEI thermoplastic and are for unused module slots. The Blank Shielding Module fills a module slot and shields signals between the modules. Blank Modules fit either ITA or Receiver positions.

Module Strain Relief Plate

The Module Strain Relief Plate is made from aluminum with clear chromate finish.  It relieves strain on module contacts by securing the wires to the plate.  Fastening hardware and cable ties are included.  The Module Strain Relief Plate can be used on any 90 Series Receiver Module except 256 pin Signal, 76 pin Mini Coax, 8 pin Twinax and 8 pin 18 GHz.

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Contacts and Patchcords:
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Contacts
 

Signal Contacts and Patchcords

TriPaddle Signal contacts carry up to 5 amperes (22 AWG wire) or 10 amperes (14 AWG wire) continuous and can carry pulsed current up to 15 amperes at a maximum duration of 800 milliseconds.  Resistance ranges from .002-.005 OHMS.  Superior performance is achieved by VPC’s patented Tri-Paddle design.  Patchcords use stranded wire unless otherwise noted.

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Power and Mini Power Contacts and Patchcords

Power contacts carry up to 30 amperes continuous current, 480 VAC.  Maximum resistance is 10 Milliohms.
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Mini Power contacts carry up to 60 amperes continuous current, 480 VAC.  Maximum resistance is 10 Milliohms.

Mini Coaxial Contacts and Patchcords/50 Ohm

Mini Coaxial contacts have a maximum VSWR less than 1.02 up to 500 MHz.  Cross talk is down less than 60 dB @ 500 MHz.  Insertion loss is less than 0.05 dB @ 500 MHz.  Resistance is 5 Milliohms maximum @ 0.5 Amps, never exceeding 10 Milliohms.

Mini Coaxial Solder Sleeve® Contacts and Patchcords/50 Ohm

Solder Sleeve termination is available for Mini Coaxial Contacts.  A durable, reliable and economical alternative to traditional crimping methods, the solder sleeve is constructed of heat-shrinkable thermoplastics.  The sleeve contains a fluxed solder pre-form, which provides the exact amount of solder and flux required to connect coaxial wire to the contact.  The solder sleeve’s one-piece, pre-assembled design makes application as easy as stripping the wire, inserting it and heating the contact.  After shrinking, the sleeve acts as an insulator and provides strain relief for the solder joint.  If contact replacement is needed, simply heat, pull the contact off the cable, clean cable, insert a new contact, heat and plug contact back into module.  To ensure proper connection, VPC offers a tool kit containing the holding fixture with the appropriate adapter and a separate heating gun.

Mini Coaxial contacts has a maximum VSWR less than 1.06 up to 2 GHz.  Cross talk is down less than 60 dB @ 500 MHz.  Insertion loss is less than 0.05 dB @ 500 MHz.  Resistance is 5 milliohms max @ 0.5 Amps; never exceeding 10 milliohms.

Coaxial Contacts and Patchcords/50 Ohm

Coaxial contacts have a maximum VSWR less than 1.10 up to 250 MHz.  Cross talk is down less than 90 dB @ 100 MHz.  Insertion loss is less than 0.017 dB @ 100 MHz.  Resistance ranges from 3-6 Milliohms.

Coaxial Contacts and Patchcords/75 Ohm

75 OHM coaxial contacts have frequency range DC to 2 GHz, with a voltage rating of 1000 VRMS and current rating of 3.0 AMPs.  Insertion loss is 0.5 dB maximum.   Contact resistance of center contact is 5 Milliohms; contact resistance of outer contact is 3 Milliohms.  Dielectric withstanding voltage is 800 VDC @ sea level.

18 GHz Coaxial Contacts/50 Ohm

The 18 GHz coaxial contacts’ VSWR is 1.05 and increases 0.005f (GHz) up to 18 GHz.  RF leakage is greater than -(90-fGHz) dB.  Insertion loss is .06x/f(GHz).  Contact resistance is less than 2 milliohms (center and outer contacts).  Both Receiver and ITA Contacts accept an SMA plug.

20 GHz High Frequency Contacts

The 20 GHz Coaxial contacts have an impedance of 50 Ohms and a current rating of 5 amps.  Insertion loss is .06x/f(GHz)dB.  Contacts resistance of center contact is 5 Milliohms: contact resistance to the outer contact is 3 Milliohms.  VSWR is 1.15+.01 (F) GHz using cable 142, 223, 303, 400.  It is recommended to use SF142 to achieve 20 GHz and RG223 to achieve 12 GHz.

40 GHz Coaxial Contacts

The 40 GHz Coaxial contacts is a blind mate connector that mates with 3.5 mm and 2.92 mm connectors.  It is recommended to use 2.92 mm connectors for frequencies above 35 GHz.  The temperature range is -50°C to +125°C.

Twinaxial Contacts/50 Ohm

Twinaxial contacts have a minimum insulation resistance of 106 mega ohms.   Dielectric withstanding voltage is 600 VRMS between center and intermediate contacts, and 600 VRMS between intermediate and outer contacts.  Contact resistance for the center contact is =/<6.5 milliohms; intermediate contact is =<3.5 milliohms.   VSWR is approximately 1.1:1 @ 100 MHz.  Insertion loss is 0.0044 dB @ 0.2 GHz.   All terminations are soldered.

Thermocouple Contacts

Thermocouple contacts are manufactured from chromel or alumel alloys and color-coded for easy identification.  Contacts are crimp terminated and easily inserted into the connector module.  They can be readily removed from the connector module using a special removal tool.

Pneumatic Contacts

Pneumatic Connectors are available with either ferruless polytube fittings (3/8″ tubing OD) or hose barb (3/8″ tubing ID).  Ferrules fittings securely attach tubing without hose clamp – which is recommended for the hose barb type (hose clamp not included).  The 1/8″ ID connectors are available with hose barb.

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Interconnect Adapter For VXI Cards

 

Pre-Wired Interconnect Adapters Options:

A Wide variety of pre-wired Interconnect Adapters are available for many vendors including: Tektronix, Agilent Technologies, Racal Instruments, Talon Instruments and others.

Cable Assemblies:

When using a discrete wired 90 Series Receiver, Virginia Panel offers cable assemblies in 20, 30 and 48 inch lengths. Cable Assemblies are terminated on one end with connectors that mate with those on the VXI card and on the other with 90 Series connector modules. A wide variety of cable assemblies are available for many vendors including:

  • VXI Interlocking Receivers
  • Integrated VXI With Hinged Receiver
  • Interconnect Adapter For VXI Cards
  • Mounting Kits
  • Pre-Wired Interconnect Adapters
  • VXI Cable Assemblies
  • XI Discrete Wiring Module Retainer Blocks

VXI Interlocking Receiver

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Receiver Protective Covers

Protective covers are available for the 3, 6, 10, 25 and 50 module Receivers. When the Receiver is not in use, the Protective Cover is engaged for maximum protection of the modules and contacts. All Receiver Protective Covers are black anodized aluminum. Custom painting and silk screening is also available.

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Fixed Patch Panels

Fixed Patch Panel Systems are used in break-out box applications where the user needs to have access to specific signal lines. Using a fixed system with multiple electronic devices provides an in-line connection for monitoring and inputting electronic signals. Fixed systems are also used as an easy method of routing signals from one point to another.

In a fixed patch panel system, the Receiver and ITA are a two piece unit. No engaging mechanism is needed; changes in the wiring are accomplished by moving individual patchords rather than changing an entire pre-programmed patchboard.

Virginia Panel Corporation manufactures four standard sizes of fixed systems: 50,100, 200 and 300 contact points. Consult the factory for special applications. Custom silk screening is also available with customer specific nomenclature and color coded sections. Signal contacts are included in all fixed systems.

 

Contact & Patchcord Tools – TAC

Virginia Panel provides a complete selection of crimp and extraction tools, as well as an assortment of inspection and quality control tools. Mini Coax users who already own a suitable crimp tool handle may now purchase the Hex Die with Locator separately.

The following are available:

  • Crimp Tools
  • Crimp Dies/Locators
  • Contact Extraction Tools
  • Miscellaneous Tools
  • Inspection/Quality Control Tools
  • Fiber Optic Tools & Accessories

Contact & Patchcord Tools- Pin & Socket

VPC provides a complete selection of crimp and extraction tools, as well as an assortment of inspection and quality control tools. Mini Coax users who already own a suitable crimp tool handle may now purchase the Hex Die with Locator separately.       index web