New 10-slot 3U Development Chassis for OpenVPX, SOSA Designs

Pixus Technologies has launched a 10-slot 3U OpenVPX enclosure system geared to meet the needs of sensor open standard architecture (SOSA). The chassis platform features removable sidewalls, providing a fully enclosed option for the open frame enclosure.

The 10-slot backplane has clocking and VITA 46.11 system management connections and multiple VITA 67.3c and VITA 67.3d cutouts for RF interfaces through the backplane for 3U OpenVPX boards.

The speed of the backplane supports 40GbE and PCIe Gen3 signals with high-grade PCB material and back-drilling. Pixus says it can also support backplane design speeds to 100GbE and beyond.   

Other development chassis design options include a switch to go from Pixus’ modular fixed PSU to a VITA 62 power supply and card guides for conduction-cooled boards.

Pixus’ array of OpenVPX backplane and chassis platforms designed for SOSA allows customers to find a cost-effective standard configuration with short lead-times.

The company offers OpenVPX backplane/chassis systems in commercial, development and MIL rugged formats and also provides IEEE and Eurocard components for the embedded computer market.

Offering more than 20 years of innovative standard products, the Pixus team consists of industry experts in electronics packaging. Founded in 2009 by senior management from Kaparel Corporation, a Rittal company, Pixus Technologies’ embedded backplanes and systems focus 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 Corporation and Rittal.

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