ATCA chassis for embedded computing with 400 Watts per slot cooling introduced by Pixus

WATERLOO, Ontario, 8 March 2016. Pixus Technologies in Waterloo, Ontario, is introducing a 15U AdvancedTCA (ATCA) embedded computing chassis that exceeds 400 Watts per slot cooling capability and meets Network Equipment-Building System (NEBS) requirements.

Mar 8th, 2016
By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

WATERLOO, Ontario, 8 March 2016. Pixus Technologies in Waterloo, Ontario, is introducing a 15U AdvancedTCA (ATCA) embedded computing chassis that exceeds 400 Watts per slot cooling capability and meets Network Equipment-Building System (NEBS) requirements.

The embedded computing chassis has the ability to cool the chassis with a fan tray removed for 2 minutes and remaining within FCC acoustic requirements for Db levels. The Pixus chassis is designed to provide at least 400 Watts per slot while meeting compliance criteria and recommended practices.

The Pixus chassis leverages the original Kaparel design, and provides more air evacuation using the next generation of reverse impeller hot-plug cartridges. The RiCool III blowers feature 185 cubic feet per minute of airflow per fan with 71mm H20 of static pressure.

Like the 13U ATCA chassis, the 15U enclosure features specially designed EMI filter trays above and below the card cage that help collimate airflow in the system.

The AdvancedTCA chassis offer redundancy of all field replaceable units. Options are available for 40- and 10-gigabit Ethernet backplanes.

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To minimize the cost of the backplane, the signal section and power section are separate to prevent the backplane from becoming overly thick and expensive with heavy power rails. The separation of the power plane further facilitates the migration to 100G backplane systems.

Ruggedization options are available for the AdvancedTCA shelves. Pixus also offers backplane/chassis platforms in the OpenVPX, MicroTCA, and custom architectures.

For more information contact Pixus Technologies online at www.pixustechnologies.com.

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