Pixus Technologies

Waterloo, ON N2V 2C5


About Pixus Technologies


50 Bathurst Dr
Waterloo, ON N2V 2C5

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A leading provider of OpenVPX chassis platforms, backplanes, and system accessories.  COTS modular open standard enclosure solutions in MIL rugged and industrial formats.  Specializes in advanced cooling, high-speed backplane design including VITA 66, VITA 67, and SOSA options.  


Handles/panels, card guides, rugged rails, & more
Embedded computers

Rugged components

Rugged components including front panels/handles, conduction-cooled card guides, rugged rails for enclosures/subracks, VITA 62 power interface boards, and much more.
OpenVPX backplanes in various configurations
Embedded computers

OpenVPX Backplanes

Pixus offers 3U and 6U OpenVPX backplanes in various slot sizes and profile configurations. Highly competitive customization available.
ATRs & Rugged Enclosures in various configurations.
Embedded computers

ATR & Rugged Enclosures

Pixus offers custom and standard ruggedized chassis in rackmount, portable, and ATR enclosure formats. We provide backplane design expertise, convection and conduction cooling...
Various types of OpenVPX enclosures
Embedded computers

OpenVPX Enclosures

Pixus has a virtually unlimited array of configuration options for 19" rackmount VPX Eurocard-based enclosures and a wide selection of rugged/ATR system platforms. We also provide...


Pixus 5 Oct 2023

Embedded computing chassis for SpaceVPX and 3U VPX commercial and rugged applications introduced by Pixus

Card guides support air- and conduction-cooled boards, and are deep enough to support extra-thick SpaceVPX conduction-cooled boards per VITA 78.
Pixus 25 Aug 2023

SOSA-aligned ATR enclosures for 3U OpenVPX military and aerospace electronics uses introduced by Pixus

Backplanes are available in sizes and configurations for several OpenVPX/SOSA profiles and speeds as fast as 100 Gigabit Ethernet and PCI Express Gen4.
Pixus 12 Aug 2022

SOSA-aligned embedded computing chassis manager that helps keep a slot introduced by Pixus Technologies

Features include chassis discovery of plug-in boards, data storage, thermal management, SDR-based sensor initialization, and other chassis control.
Pixus 24 Feb 2022

Mil-grade enclosure for SDR uses introduced by Pixus

The rugged enclosure accepts either the UBX or TwinRX daughter card options as well as the motherboard with an user-programmable Kintex-7 FPGA.
Sgt. Kyle Phillips configures computer equipment to ensure communications and controls connected to a Raven small unmanned aircraft system are working properly at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Rugged computing takes on the battlefield networking challenge

Connectivity, networking, SWaP, and thermal management are among the highest priorities of rugged computing designers to support mobile warfighters at the edge.
Pixus 16 Nov 2021

4U embedded computing chassis introduced by Pixus

Pixus offers 1U-to-4U-tall horizontal orientation 19-inch rackmount systems in side-to-side or front-to-rear cooling configurations.
Pixus 24 June 2021

SpaceVPX embedded computing chassis offered by Pixus

The half-ATRs support as many as four slots at a 1.2-inch pitch for the wider-slot-spacing of SpaceVPX, with customizable front-panel configurations.
The Elma VITA 48.4 liquid flow-through ATR box with a 6U OpenVPX backplane can accommodate as many as eight boards and two VITA 62 plug-in power supplies.
Trusted Computing

The evolution of embedded computing chassis, backplanes, and enclosures

High data throughput and innovative thermal management may lead to a revolution in systems design that places the burden of electronics cooling on the enclosure more than on the...
The PacStar Secure Wireless Command Post has demonstrated transformation for military requirements because it marries a modular communications package of hardware and software that reduces the management burden for tactical high-security communications.

The latest trends in rugged computing

The proliferation of connected systems has been enabled by the U.S. military embrace of the commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) revolution.
Pixus 9 Dec 2020

Horizontal-mount OpenVPX backplanes introduced by Pixus

Backplanes typically are designed to support at least PCI Express Gen3 speeds, with options that accommodate VITA 66 (for optical) or VITA 67 (for RF).

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When high-performance embedded computing meets open-systems standards

SOSA, HOST, MOSA, VITA, and a host of other new and emerging open-systems industry standards are coming to bear on the most performance-demanding aerospace and defense applications...
Pixus 28 April 2020

Harsh-environment 3U OpenVPX backplane offered by Pixus

Options for this aerospace backplane include conformal coating and the installation of Rear Transition Module (RTM) connectors.
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The brave new world of embedded computing backplanes and chassis

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Designers of small rugged computers for the battlefield balance size, performance, and cooling

Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components are being embraced so the technology can be serviced at the base instead of waiting for specialized parts or sending the system back...
Pixus 20 Dec 2019

Chassis-management for 3U VPX embedded computing from Pixus

Monitoring of at least six temperature sensors and 10 fans is available on the SHM200 with custom options available.
Pixus 17 Oct 2019

Chassis for 3U or 6U boards introduced by Pixus

Chassis accepts various card guide and rail options, including OpenVPX, CompactPCI Serial, VME64x, or other Eurocard in a horizontal-mount design.