Carlo Gavazzi Computing Solutions Announces 522 Development System for CompactPCI Architecture

A modular test and development platform that supports both 3u and 6u CompactPCI cards.

Brockton, Mass. – Carlo Gavazzi Computing Solutions, an innovative leader in backplane, chassis and system integrated system solutions, introduces the 522 Development System, the compact and portable development system designed for CompactPCI backplane architecture. A modular test and development platform that supports both 3u and 6u CompactPCI cards, the 522 Development System is ideal for lab and desktop use, but also rugged enough to withstand transporting to and from the field.

The 522 Development System features a versatile design for CompactPCI hardware and software developers looking for performance and functionality advantages over customary chassis configurations. The 522 Development System provides unobstructed access to both system and rear transition boards for device monitoring. It is available with CompactPCI backplanes that meet the CompactPCI Specification PICMG 2.0 Rev. 3.0, Hot Swap Specification PICMG 2.1 Rev. 1.0 and Telephony Specification PICMG 2.5 Rev. 1.0

Known for the deployment of high-end rugged and industrial systems, Carlo Gavazzi Computing Solutions has designed the 522 Development System with features like high performance cooling with speed-controlled fans that provide distributed cooling to both the front and rear card modules. The system is available with front mounted test points and LED’s for all DC voltages, as well as an optional LCD for displaying system voltages and both fan and temperature monitoring functions.

Addressing the needs of open bus architectures and applications, Carlo Gavazzi Computing Solutions’ 522 Development System can also accommodate VME64x, VXS and VPX boards, both in 6u and 3u form factors. Modular in design, the 522 system is available in both standard and custom configurations at competitive pricing.

About Carlo Gavazzi Computing Solutions

Based in Brockton, Mass., Carlo Gavazzi Computing Solutions, Inc. (CGCS) is an innovative leader in the design and manufacture of open architecture based computing platforms. The company has more than 30 years of experience enabling computing platforms to thrive in rugged environments. With its primary focus on the military and industrial markets, the company offers services based upon its core capabilities in electronic packaging. All products are manufactured in the United States and comply with VITA, PICMG and PCI-SIG standards.

Carlo Gavazzi Computing Solutions is a sister company of Carlo Gavazzi Automation Components and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Carlo Gavazzi AG, a publicly-traded, global electronics group. For more information on Carlo Gavazzi Computing Solutions, visit, call 1.800.926.8722 or write to