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PCI-SYSTEMS Inc., releases a new VPX HAWK 4 slot chassis for smart reliable upgrading of industrial and military systems.

PCI Systems Inc.
Hawk 4 slot 3U VPX system
Hawk 4 slot 3U VPX system
internal view of the highly integrated chassis
internal view of the highly integrated chassis

January 22, 2018

Sunnyvale, CA -- PCI-SYSTEMS Inc., a leading supplier of conduction cooled systems, today announced a new VPX HAWK chassis with 4 slots as 3U configuration.

Featuring large heatsink areas and a fully customizable backplane, the HAWK chassis can be configured to meet many special single or multi slot payload demands.

The HAWK is a very small but fully ruggedized networking platform. Combined with our Intel CPU module it can be configured to meet various demands.

Ask for block diagrams of standard variants!

I/O can be configured with MIL-DTL-38999 connectors plus a power connector, power switch and GORE brand vent.

Technology Overview


- Aluminum Nickel plated

- NEMA 4x IP65 sealing

- GORE Vents for atmospheric pressure equalization

- Void fillers for condensation control

- MIL-DTL-38999 connectors

- Custom I/O

- Cold plate mounting


- IPC class 3

- Conformal coating

- Distributed PCIe100 MHz clock where applicable

- Amphenol rugged VPX connectors available

- Passive backplane with active mezzanine (PATENT PENDING)

Each slot has PCIe Gen3 8lane connectivity

- Standard or custom I/O

- Custom mezzanine for most OpenVPX slot profiles

This product is a rugged turn-key Intel CPU solution. The system is modular in nature to accomodate future processor upgrades easily or to reconfigure the system for a new project.

 I/O Interfaces on rear I/O:

 5x 10/100/1000 Ethernet Base-T

 2x HDMI

 2 x SATA 3

 2 x USB 3.0

 LPC bus

 I²C bus

PCI-SYSTEMS Inc. develops and manufactures COTS and CUSTOM intelligent VPX Systems, Power supply, CPU and peripheral boards as well as advanced mechanical design solutions in the US and Europe for many platforms that provide precision control of robotic and automated equipment in the semiconductor, medical and industrial equipment markets as well as for ruggedized embedded OEM applications in airborne and defense applications.

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