VPX6-187 6U VPX SBC with NXP Power Architecture P4040/4080 Processor

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Key Features

  • NXP QorIQ P4040/4080 Communications Processor with eight Power Architecture processor cores, high-performance datapath acceleration logic, network and peripheral bus interfaces required for mil/aerospace applications
  • 8 E500MC cores at up to 1.5 GHz
  • Memory:
    • Up to 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM with ECC controlled by dual 64-bit controllers
    • 8512 MB NOR flash
    • 8 GB onboard NAND flash
    • 512 KB FRAM
  • I/O:
    • (3) Gigabit Ethernet interfaces (optional dual 1000BASE-X)
    • (4) asynchronous EIA-232 serial ports and up to (4) sync/async EIA-232/422/485 serial channels
    • (2) SATA, (2) USB 2.0, (14) DIO, (16)DIFFIO, (2) 1553
  • Fabric Interconnect Ports
    • One PMC/XMC sites supporting parallel PCI or PCI Express, P64S + X12D
    • One x8 PCIe XMC site with full complement of XMC I/O, X8D+12D+38S
    • One 64-bit PMCs on independent PCI buses
  • Software
    • Curtiss-Wright U-Boot firmware providing a comprehensive suite of system debug, exerciser, and updated functions, BIT, and non-volatile memory sanitization functions
    • Wind River VxWorks 6.x SMP
    • Wind River Linux 4.x
    • INTEGRITY available from Green Hills Software
    • LynxOS-178B and LynxOS 7 available from Lynx Software Technologies
    • MILS 2.1 available from Wind River
  • Additional Features
    • Designed for military harsh-environment applications, both air- and conduction-cooled
    • Second generation VPX card in Curtiss-Wright's popular 18x series of VPX single board computers
    • VPX/VPX-REDI formats backwards compatible with Curtiss-Wright's VPX6-185



  • SWaP-C consolidation 
  • Mission computer applications 
  • ISR applications 
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The VPX6-187 VPX Single Board Computer (SBC) is based on the NXP QorIQ P4040/4080 SOC multi-core processor. Available in versions with 4 or 8 cores running up to 1.5 GHz, and up to 8 GB of high-bandwidth DDR3 SRAM, the VPX6-187 SBC provides high-performance processing and a long list of features and I/O interfaces to satisfy the most demanding requirements of embedded computing.

Available in a full range of environmental build grades, the VPX6-187 is targeted at the challenging data and digital signal-processing needs of tactical aircraft, armored vehicles and harsh environment naval systems. For retrofit and technology insertion applications, the VPX6-187 offers a superset of the I/O features of the previous generation Curtiss-Wright VPX6-185 Power Architecture SBC. The VPX6-187 supports the life-cycle model of successive technology insertions throughout a platform's lifetime.

The VPX6-187 OpenVPX Single Board Computer is supported by a wealth of software including Curtiss-Wright's standard U-Boot, Wind River VxWorks 6.8/6.9/653/MILS, Wind River Linux Board Support Package (BSP) and Driver Suites SMP operating modes. An INTEGRITY BSP is available from Green Hills Software. LynxOS-178 and LynxOS 7 support is available from Lynx Software Technologies

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