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Virginia Panel Corporation PXI & SCXI Series

Mass Interconnect Solutions

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VPC, 90 series, Interface Systems

Available Options :
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Product Description:
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space Virginia Panel solutions accommodate a wide range of ATE chassis sizes/configurations including PXI, SCXI and VXI applications. These solutions afford modular flexibility and address a wide range of signal, power, coaxial, fiber optic and pneumatic I/O requirements. High performance cable assemblies and patchcords ensure quality connections and fast assembly of your Mass InterConnect Solution.
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2 Module Solution :
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Virginia Panel’s new line of Mass InterConnect Solutions. Mass InterConnect Solutions allow simultaneous connections of a multitude of test signals through one simple device. These solutions afford modular flexibility and address a wide range of I/O requirements. High performance cable assemblies and patchcords ensure quality connections and fast assembly of your Mass InterConnect Solution.The Gemini family coupled with the new Quadra-Paddle contact technology provides a modular, high I/O InterConnect solution for any application. Quadra-Paddle contact technology provides 4 reliable points of contact per pin in a self-wiping, self-aligning connector module. Available in a 192 pin configurations, Quadra-Paddle modules are molded on .100” (2.54 mm) centers to meet the need for high-density I/O in a compact assembly.
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8, 10 and 18 Module Solution :
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Ideal for 4, 8, 14, 18 and 20 Slot PXI Chassis) The 6 or 10 module receiver provides a solution sized for smaller PXI chassis’. Vertical Hinged Mounting Frames for the 6 and 10 module receiver enables quick and easy access to the PXI instruments. Add VPC’s ready-to-use cable assemblies to make quick connections to PXI card’s. This equation gives the customer a complete solution that is simple, modular, and reconfigurable.The 18 module Gemini receiver provides a solution that will accommodate up to 18 slot PXI chassis’. It provides the same simple equation that the 6 and 10 module does on a bigger footprint.
 
6 Module Solution – Ideal for 4 Slot PXI Chassis
P/N
Description
Required Components
310113341
5U Vertical Hinged Mounting Frame
310104318
Receiver, 6 Module
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Cable Assemblies, Mating Modules, Patchcords – PXI Configurator (click here)
410104273
ITA with Removable Cover
Accessories
310113158
Receiver Protective Cover
410112296
ITA Protective Cover
510104118
Blank Module
310113370
Chassis Mount Kit for National Inst. PXI-1006, 18 Slot Chassis
310113371
Chassis Mount Kit for Pickering 40-930, 18 Slot Chassis
310113374
Chassis Mount Kit for PXIT 2000-514A/B, 14 Slot Chassis
10 Module Solution – Ideal for up to 8 Slot PXI Chassis
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Description
Required Components
310113342
5U Vertical Hinged Mounting Frame
310104317
Receiver, 10 Module
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Cable Assemblies, Mating Modules, Patchcords – PXI Configurator (click here)
410104272
ITA with Removable Cover
Accessories
310113154
Receiver Protective Cover
410112299
ITA Protective Cover
510104118
Blank Module
310113370
Chassis Mount Kit for National Inst. PXI-1006, 18 Slot Chassis
310113371
Chassis Mount Kit for Pickering 40-930, 18 Slot Chassis
310113374
Chassis Mount Kit for PXIT 2000-514A/B, 14 Slot Chassis
Required Components – PCB Capability
310113382
9U Vertical Hinged Mounting Frame
310104314
Receiver, 10 Module with PCB Capability
410104270
ITA with Removable Cover, with PCB Capability
Fixturing Options
410104278
ITA w/fixture box
410104280
ITA w/fixture box w/edge card
Call for alternative ITA/PCB fixturing options
Gemini Solution – Ideal for 14, 18 & 20 Slot PXI Chassis
P/N
Description
Required Components
310113322
5U Vertical Hinged Mounting Frame
310120101
Receiver
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Cable Assemblies, Mating Modules, Patchcords – PXI Configurator (click here)
410120101
ITA
410112527
ITA Enclosure
Accessories
310113327
Receiver Protective Cover
410112541
ITA Protective Cover
510104118
Blank Module
310113370
Chassis Mount Kit for National Inst. PXI-1006, 18 Slot Chassis
310113371
Chassis Mount Kit for Pickering 40-930, 18 Slot Chassis
310113374
Chassis Mount Kit for PXIT 2000-514A/B, 14 Slot Chassis
8U and 9U Vertical Hinged Mounting Frames also available.
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Connections:
 
VPC provides ready-to-use cable assemblies to make quick, convenient connections between the standard PXI connectors, SCSI, “D” types etc. and the VPC receiver. One end of the cable is connected to the PXI instrument. The other is installed into the receiver that makes a fast, efficient connection. Use them to mass interconnect your system and make the most out of your PXI application. Cable Assemblies available for PXI instruments.
 
CLICK™ InterConnect Solution For systems requiring lower pin counts and system modularity, Virginia Panel offers the CLICK solution. CLICK connectors accommodate one module position that can be configured using signal, power or coaxial TACs, with a maximum population of 380 signal pins. The Hinged Mounting Adapter has cutouts for up to four CLICK Connectors and includes three cover plates for unused slots.
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Universal Protective Cover 310113370 / Chassis Mount Kit for National Inst. PXI-1006, 18 Slot Chassis 310113371 / Chassis Mount Kit for Pickering 40-930, 18 Slot Chassis 310113374 / Chassis Mount Kit for PXIT 2000-514A/B 14 slot chassis  
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Connector Modules:

     Connectors

Signal Modules – 64 Pin

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

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.

Contacts and Patchcords:

      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.

Power and Mini Power Contacts and Patchcords

Power contacts carry up to 30 amperes continuous current, 480 VAC.  Maximum resistance is 10 Milliohms. 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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Click™ Solution
P/N
Description
Required Components
310113358
5U Vertical Hinged Mounting Frame Blank Panel
310113359
5U Vertical Hinged Mounting Frame 2 Positions
310113360
5U Vertical Hinged Mounting Frame 3 Positions
310117115
Receiver
410115127
Interface Device
Accessories
310113354

Quick and Convenient

Module Interconnect Sysytems

6 or 10 module receiver

Gemini

The 18 module Gemini receiver provides a solution that will accommodate up to 18 slot PXI chassis.

Quick Connections

PXI connectors, SCSI, “D” types

PXI_SCSI

CLICK™ InterConnect Solution

For systems requiring lower pin counts and system modularity

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