Pixus develops OpenVPX chassis platform supporting speeds in excess of 100GbE and 2500W of cooling

Jan. 7, 2021
The design allows the use of Rear Transition Modules (RTMs) in all slots.

WATERLOO, Ontario - Pixus Technologies, a provider of embedded computing and enclosure solutions, has provided the fastest known customized OpenVPX backplane/chassis design in the market.

The 9U RiCool chassis platform for 6U OpenVPX boards features dual hot-swappable 191 CFM fans for cooling up to 2500W. The design allows the use of Rear Transition Modules (RTMs) in all slots. Rear-pluggable PSU’s provide power for the VPX and custom rails, available in various wattage and output options.

The 14-slot design required routing for 28G+ signals across the backplane. This is in excess of the 4 x 25G speeds of 100GbE and the capability of the high-performance RT3 VPX connector. As such, a special high-speed connector was utilized for the 28G+ signals. The backplane also required VITA 66.5 and VITA 67.x interfaces for optical and RF through the printed circuit board.

Pixus offers high-performance OpenVPX and other open standard architecture backplanes, chassis platforms, and specialty products. The company also provides customizable faceplates, ejector handles, card guides, and other components. For more information, please visit https://pixustechnologies.com/. 

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