WATERLOO, Ontario, 5 July 2016. Pixus Technologies in Waterloo, Ontario, is upgrading the company's 1U MicroTCA enclosure system to PCI Express Gen 3 for aerospace and defense embedded computing applications.
The company will continue to upgrade its various configurations of MicroTCA solutions to the higher-speed standard. The Pixus PXS0108 MicroTCA chassis platform has six Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) slots and 1 MicroTCA Carrier Hub (MCH) slot.
Various power options are available, including a dual-redundant configuration. The PXS0108 has an active backplane that alleviates the need for expensive power modules (PMs). The backplane provides a power manager for each slot that controls and limits the management and payload power to the maximum allowed.
PCI Express Gen 3 brings the backplane speed to 8 gigabytes per second in single x8 or dual x4 options. Other backplanes are available including 10 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis can accept as many as three full-size AMC modules in lieu of the 6 midsize modules.
Pixus offers MicroTCA system platforms and AMCs in various sizes and configurations. The company also provides OpenVPX and AdvancedTCA backplane/chassis systems, boards, and components.
For more information contact Pixus Technologies online at www.pixustechnologies.com.