SOSA-aligned 3U VPX Intel® Xeon® Processor Single Board Computer
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  • 12-Core Xeon® D processor, 1.5 GHz (2.1 GHz Turbo)
  • 40 Gigabit Ethernet Data Plane, Dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet Control Plane
  • x8 PCI Express® Gen3 XMC slot , x4 PCI Express® Gen3 Expansion Plane
  • Up to 64GB soldered DDR4 with ECC
  • Extended Life Cycle and 10-year Silicon Reliability
  • Air-Cooled and Rugged Conduction-Cooled versions
  • Developed in alignment with the SOSA™ Technical Standard

Building on Kontron's successful VX3058 and designed in alignment with the SOSA™ Technical Standard, the VX305C-40G 3U VPX Single Board Computer leverages the new VITA 65 (OpenVPX) SLT3-PAY-1F1F2U1TU1T1U1T-14.2.16 I/O intensive slot profile to bring 40 Gigabit Ethernet performance to 3U systems.  Using the highly integrated 12-core Intel® Xeon® D processor, the VX305C-40G complements the 40 Gigabit Ethernet Data Plane (40GBASE-KR4) with a 4-lane PCI Express 3.0 expansion plane, dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet Control Plane (10GBASE-KR), and a rich assortment of user I/O including SAT III, USB (2 and 3), serial links, video (HDMI, with DisplayPort available in 2019), GPIO, and an XMC site with backplane user mapping.  As a result, it is a SWaP-C optimized computing platform suitable for a wide range of applications. The ITAR-free VX305C-40G is the first instance of a new fully-defined OpenVPX SBC profile designed for I/O intensive workloads in Open System Architecture systems.

VX305C-40G brings server class applications into the battlefield

Typical programs are :

  • Radar, sonar
  • Imaging systems
  • Airborne fighter and UAV radar
  • Programs requiring long term support in harsh environments

Rugged By Design

The high-performance VX305C-40G is available in both air-cooled (for lab or other benign deployed environments) and conduction-cooled Plug-in units as per VITA 48.2 Type 2, Secondary Side Retainer. This enables the VX305C-40G to sustain 70°C card edge temperature according to VITA 47 XMC support. The VX305C-40G is also available with a VITA 48 Ruggedized Enhanced Design Implementation (REDI) Two-Level Maintenance bottom cover option.

Additional Features and Advantages

System health and maintenance is a key differentiator of the VX305C-40G.  Provided by the combination of a Kontron-designed VITA 46.11 compatible Intelligent Platform Management Controller (IPMC) for centralized system health and management, and Kontron's Power-On Built-In Test (PBIT) package with its innovative “Reference Learn” approach, the VX305C-40G brings a new level of system health and management capabilities to rugged deployed systems.  These built-in features can be augmented by Kontron's CMON Linux Health Monitoring Engine, which creates a continuous flow of health data from customizable test points

for either remote or local monitoring.

Long term programs: high reliability and low Total-Cost-of-Ownership

Kontron provides a Long Term Supply program service (LTS) for over 15 years. Intel communicates silicon reliability is 10 years. A comprehensive Health Management is optionally available to support easy field maintenance. All this makes the VX305C-40G an ideal candidate for long term programs.

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Form Factor 3U VPX, 1’’ (5HP)
Slot profile: LT3-PAY-1F1F2U1TU1T1U1T-14.2.16 (SOSA Aligned)
Processor Intel® Xeon® D-1559 Twelve Core, TDP 35W, 1.5 GHz/2.1 GHz TURBO
(12 execution cores, 24 threads, 18 MByte Cache)
PCIe gen3 x8 ports to VPX and XMC, up to 8 GT/s
Main Memory 32 GB dual channel DDR4 SDRAM running at 2133 MT/s, with ECC, soldered
Available I/Os Front panel: None


Utility Plane: Maintenance Port, SMB
Data Plane: 1x 40Gigabit ETHERNET BASE-KR4
Expansion Plane: x4 PCIe 3.0
XMC I/O BLOCK: P1w9-X12d+P2w9-X16s+X8d
I/O BLOCK: HDMI or DisplayPort, GETH 1000BASE-T, 1x Serial TIA-232 or TIA-422, 2x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0, 1x SATA III, GPIO 2/3/4
Security Dual secure elements, TPM and Wibu, which can be enhanced with Kontron SEC-LINE product
Watchdog PLD-based, timeout ranging from 2 µs to 510s, IRQ, Reset, dual-stage
Flash 2x16 MB FLASH, with recovery image and uEFI BIOS settings
Power Supply On P0: VS1=12V and 3.3V_AUX; VS2 not used; VS3=5V not used; -12V_AUX for XMC slot option
Drives 60 GB SSD M.2 Option
Cooling Air and Conduction-cooled options



VX305C-40G datasheet
[ vx305c-40g_datasheet.pdf, 4.01 MB, Aug.26.2021 ]

Kontron Modular Computers S.A.S. Service and Support Offering
This data sheet contains a detailed description of all the support and service offering from Kontron Modular Computers S.A.S, including the Long Term Supply (LTS) Services.
[ support-brochure-03-2018.pdf, 894.71 KB, Jun.28.2018 ]


VX305C-40G User's Guide [eingeschränkter Download]
[ d212135-3-0-vx305c-40g-ug_v3-0.pdf, 4.37 MB, Apr.20.2023 ]

General Safety Instruction
[ general-safety-instructions.pdf, 560.72 KB, Jan.04.2021 ]


Kontron Modular Computers S.A.S. Service and Support Offering
This data sheet contains a detailed description of all the support and service offering from Kontron Modular Computers S.A.S, including the Long Term Supply (LTS) Services.
[ support-brochure-03-2018.pdf, 894.71 KB, Jun.28.2018 ]

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