DK3 Open Frame 3U VPX Development Platform

Open Frame Reduces System Design Time

DK3 Open Frame 3U VPX Development Platform

The VITA 48.2-compliant Single Slot Test Fixture can be used for development, validation, and environmental testing. In the vertical configuration, the fixture can be used in the benchtop or desktop for development and validation. By changing the test fixture, it can be used for operational/ non-operational environmental testing.

The fixture is compliant with VITA 46.0 (VPX base), with options for VITA 66 (optical interconnect) and VITA 67 (coax interconnect). Rear connectors for cables or RTMs are included, with optional support for VITA 46.10 RTMs.

  • Features

  • Quick-conversion air or conduction cooled slot inserts
  • Fast and easy backplane conversion
  • Open access design with a carrying handle
  • Accepts application targeted or power and ground backplanes
  • Supports up to 12 (.8″ pitch) VPX modules
  • Intended for lab use in benign environments


  • Dimensions excluding feet and handle: 12″ (H) x 12.5″ (W) x 16.5″ (D)
  • Weight: Approximately 39lbs


  • Push-pull cooling in front, pull cooling over RTMs
  • 5 upper and 2 lower fans
  • Automatic fan speed control
  • Conduction cooled guides feature air passthrough cut-outs
  • Removeable side plates to direct airflow[/custom_list]

    Power Supply

  • Integrated AC-to-DC 1000W power supply
  • 5V centric version standard (12V Cen available)
  • Outputs
    • MAIN: +12V, +5V, +3.3V
    • AUX: +3.3V, +12V, -12V


    Choose from power and ground or application targeted versions