The PX3 is a MVB (Multifunction Vehicle Bus) to Mini PCI Express® interface and consists of a MVB controller, a local CPU and a Mini PCI Express® slave interface. It supports the wire based physical layers EMD (Electrical Middle Distance) or ESD+ (Electrical Short Distance), with galvanic isolation. As part of the TCN (Train Communication Network) railway standard IEC 61375, the PX3 is designed to operate under harsh environmental conditions of -40 to +85°C, as is in accordance with EN 50155.
All features of the MVB architecture are supported and the PX3 is available in the configurations 'MDFULL', the passive MVB interface for Process Data (PD) communication, or 'SERVER', the active MVB interface for both Process Data and Message Data (MD) communication. A full range MVB bus administrator is available for all configurations.
The PX3 is equipped with a cable connector fieldbus to connect the MVB assembly interface, which features the two D-Sub connectors that can be mounted on a front panel and are used for the MVB connection.
The PX3 supports the operating systems Windows® XP, Windows® 7 and Linux. VxWorks® and QNX® are also available on request.
The PX3 is designed for use in railway applications and is fully compliant to the EN50155/EN50121 standards.