Pixus Develops OpenVPX Chassis Platform Supporting Speeds above 100GbE and 2500W of Cooling

Pixus Technologies 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 backplane design required routing for 28G+ signals across the backplane.  This is more than 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.

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