Pixus releases small form factor OpenVPX Cube enclosure

A small form factor enclosure for the development and demonstration of 3U OpenVPX systems has been released by embedded computing and enclosure provider, Pixus Technologies.  

The OpenVPX Cube chassis is 4U tall with bottom to top cooling and prop up feet for easy viewing / access into the enclosure.  The compact chassis is only 42HP (8.4-inches) wide and allows four to five OpenVPX boards in the 3U form factor to be installed along with a compact power supply. Various VITA 65 backplane profiles are available with options for VITA 66 or 67 interfaces. Pluggable VITA 62 or fixed ATX PSUs are available in the typical 3U VPX voltage rails. Card guides for air cooled or conduction cooled boards can be installed into any slot.  

Pixus offers OpenVPX and SOSA (Sensor Open System Architecture) -aligned chassis platforms and backplanes for 3U and 6U boards. Available options include desktop, rackmount, MIL rackmount, and MIL ATR style enclosure systems.    

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’ 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 products and what it describes as an extensive offering of VME-based and cPCI-based products as well as ruggedised software defined radios (SDRs) from NI.    


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