Pixus releases development kit for SOSA-aligned chassis management
The SHM300-10 development kit is for an OpenVPX / SOSA hardware management card (HMC) and has been released by Pixus Technologies. The development kit is currently shipping as an early prototyping tool for future deployable versions of Pixus’ SHM300 SlotSaver mezzanine-based chassis manager.
The SHM300 HMC is a SOSA (Sensor Open Systems Architecture) -aligned Tier 3+ board designed for MIL rugged applications on aircraft, shipboard, or ground vehicles. It affixes to the rear of a SOSA / OpenVPX backplane.so that the unit does not consume any slots in the system.
The SHM300-10 development kit is available standalone or in one of the Pixus’ modular SOSA-aligned open frame chassis. Availability as a prototype allows customers to start development work and testing with the same base code as the SHM300 HMC.
Pixus offers OpenVPX and SOSA-aligned backplanes, chassis, and management cards in commercial grade and MIL rugged formats. The company also has options for other VITA and PICMG-based standards such as VME, CompactPCI Serial, SpaceVPX and xTCA.
The Pixus team is comprised of industry experts in electronics packaging. Founded in 2009 by senior management from Kaparel, a Rittal company, Pixus Technologies’ embedded backplanes and systems 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.