Hello, here's some exciting VME news from X-ES. Read on...!
FPGA VME Bridge Solution from X-ES
When the Tsi148 VME Bridge
went EOL, X-ES responded with
an FPGA-based VME solution
Xilinx Artix-7 FPGA
A Performance Evolution
    X-ES has chosen to adopt a Xilinx Artix-7 FPGA-based VME-to-PCIe chip solution to enable high performance VMEBus capability on our flagship SBCs. The Artix-7 maintains backwards compatibility with older VMEBus protocols, as well as offers new features such as 2eSST (VME320) support, external DDR3 buffer memory, and PCI Express Gen2 host interfacing in an even smaller package than the Tsi148.
Checkmark Future-Proof Design

Purposefully designed with long-life and future upgradeability in mind.

  • Field-upgradeable firmware
  • Support for future portability of IP to a new chip
  • Supports an external DDR3 SDRAM DMA buffer
  • PCIe Gen2 interface precludes the need for onboard legacy PCI or PCI-X bus conversion circuitry
Checkmark X-ES Advantages

Let X-ES provide you with a reliable, long-term VME solution that is:

  • Pin-compatible with the EOL'ed Radstone/GE/Abaco PPC7D VME IDT Tsi148-based card
  • Provides users with a straightforward, disruption-free upgrade path for legacy systems
  • Backwards compatible with older VMEBus protocol technologies
6U VME Products From X-ES
Featuring the Xilinx Artix-7
FPGA-based VME Bridge
XCalibur1931 6U VME SBC
XCalibur1931 | 6U VME SBC

Designed to be pin-compatible with the Radstone/GE/Abaco PPC7D VME card, providing users with a straightforward, disruption-free upgrade path for legacy systems.

Its NXP QorIQ T2080 processor is coupled with up to 8 GB of DRAM, up to 32 GB NAND flash, and two XMC/PMC sites to provide a significant performance boost over the PowerPC 7447.

XCalibur4531 6U VME SBC
XCalibur4531 | 6U VME SBC

With a 5th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor supporting up to 16 GB ECC SDRAM and featuring a Xilinx Artix-7 FPGA-based VME bridging solution, XCalibur4531 mitigates obsolescence concerns prevalent in aging VME systems.

XCalibur4531 supports VME32, VME64x, and 2eSST operation for easy integration into existing VME systems, while also offering a processing performance boost.


X-ES VME products featuring the Xilinx Artix-7 FPGA-based VME Bridge are purpose-driven designs that extend the life of any system they are installed into and offer a straightforward, disruption-free upgrade path for legacy systems.

XCalibur1930 6U VME SBC
XCalibur1930 | 6U VME SBC

The XCalibur1930 is a high-performance SBC featuring an NXP QorIQ T2080 processor with four dual-threaded e6500 cores running at up to 1.8 GHz, each with a 128-bit AltiVec SIMD unit.

It provides up to 8 GB of DDR3-1866 ECC SDRAM, two XMC/PrPMC slots, and 512 MB of NOR flash (with redundancy). XCalibur1930 also supports PCIe to VME Bridging via the Xilinx Artix-7 FPGA.

XChange4003 6U VME Carrier
XChange4003 | VME Carrier

XChange4003 is a VME64x carrier card that facilitates connectivity of PMC/XMC modules to the VMEBus, by utilizing a Xilinx Artix-7 FPGA-based VME bridging solution.

It supports all deployed versions of the VMEBus protocol, from the original VME32 up through VME64x and 2eVME/2eSST operation, making it an effective solution for interfacing any XMC/PMC module to any system's VMEBus backplane.

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We understand how important your technology investment is to you, and X-ES
is committed to ensure your organization receives the greatest value from it.
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