Development chassis for 6U OpenVPX boards allows for VITA 65 and 67 boards
A versatile development chassis has been developed by Pixus Technologies, offering users the choice to use both VITA 65 and VITA 67 boards plugged into the same backplane. The open frame development chassis features the 6U OpenVPX power and ground only backplane with one VPX slot and dual VITA 67.3c slots with cut-outs in the P3 and P6 sections of the board. As well as allowing both VITA 65 and VITA 67 boards to be plugged into the same backplane, the development backplane can also be combined with a second unit for more slots or other standard VITA 65 or sensor open system architecture (SOSA) profiles, said Pixus.
The open frame chassis has options for card guide catering for air-cooled or conduction-cooled modules, or a mix of the two. The Pixus chassis platform also offers modular power supplies, an optional fan speed control dial and a convenient carry handle.
Pixus offers OpenVPX backplane/chassis systems in commercial, development, and military rugged formats. The company also provides IEEE and Eurocard components for the embedded computer market.
The team at Pixus Technologies is comprised of industry experts in electronics packaging. Founded in 2009 by senior management from Kaparel, a Rittal company, Pixus Technologies’ develops and supplies embedded backplanes and systems which are focused primarily on ATCA, OpenVPX, MicroTCA, and custom designs.
Pixus also has an extensive offering of VME-based and cPCI-based solutions.
In May 2011, Pixus Technologies became the sole authorised North and South American supplier of the electronic packaging products previously offered by Kaparel and Rittal.