Single slot OpenVPX backplanes are designed for SOSA/HOST configurations
Single slot development OpenVPX backplanes have been announced by Pixus Technologies. The 3U and 6U OpenVPX power and ground backplanes are available in several configurations. There are multiple styles developed for versatile prototyping. They can be used for Sensor Open Systems Architecture / Hardware Open Systems Technology (SOSA/HOST) configurations as well as optical and RF interfaces over OpenVPX.
The one-slot backplanes come in VITA 65 (VPX only), VITA 66.4 (optical), and VITA 67.3 (RF) formats. The optical and RF versions feature a cutout for optional insertion of the aperture housing and contacts. When used in conjunction with Pixus’ multi-slot power and ground backplanes, the company says there is a vast range of configurations available.
Pixus offers OpenVPX backplanes, chassis platforms, and specialty products. The company also provides enclosure solutions in MicroTCA, cPCI Serial, AdvancedTCA, as well as instrumentation case formats.
Pixus Technologies has a team of electronics packaging industry experts. The company was founded in 2009 by senior management from Kaparel, a Rittal company. In addition to 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.