AdvancedTCA Chassis has fully redundant design.

Press Release Summary:

The 6U ATCA SlotSaver PXS0600 chassis features shelf managers that employ dual redundant switch functionality, 6 payload slots and push-pull cooling configuration for thermal management. This 6-slot ATCA backplane offers full mesh configuration, and Shelf manager offers integration of 10 GbE and 1 GbE layer 2 managed switch on same module, and with 2 shelf managers there is full redundancy and failover, both on switch as well as on shelf manager.

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Pixus Technologies Offers New AdvancedTCA Chassis Offering 50% More Computing Density

Waterloo, Ontario —– Pixus Technologies, a supplier of backplane, enclosure, and embedded component solutions, has introduced a new 6U AdvancedTCA (ATCA) SlotSaver Shelf that gains 2 slots of payload card usage, along with AC power. The density, full redundancy, and versatile power configuration is well suited for telecom, military/aerospace, and high-end networking/computing applications.

The 6U ATCA SlotSaver PXS0600 chassis features shelf managers that also employ dual redundant switch functionality. An AdvancedTCA horizontal chassis would typically have to dedicate 2 slots for redundant switch cards, thus offering only four payload slots. With the Pixus Technologies PXS0600, the combined switch/shelf manager functionality provides a full 6 payload slots for a 50% increase in the computing density.

The PXS0600 also features a push-pull cooling configuration for exceptional thermal management. All of the Field Replaceable Units (FRUs) are hot-swappable, including the cooling units, washable filters, Power Entry Modules (PEMs), shelf managers, and AC power supplies. With 3x AC power supplies in an N+1 configuration, the chassis offers both AC and DC options. In fact, the AC and DC power can be running at the same time for swapping modules in the field, such as a base of operations in military applications. A 5U chassis with DC-only power is also available.

The 6-slot ATCA backplane offers a full mesh configuration. The shelf manager offers the unique integration of 10GbE and 1GbE layer two managed switch on the same module. With two shelf managers in the system there is a full redundancy and failover, both on the switch as well as on the shelf manager.

Pixus Technologies also offers AdvancedTCA shelf managers, backplanes, and AdvancedMC components such as face plates.

About Pixus Technologies

Leveraging over 20 years of innovative standard products, the Pixus team is comprised of industry experts in electronics packaging. Founded in 2009 by Senior Management from Kaparel Corporation, a Rittal company, Pixus Technologies' embedded backplanes and systems are focused primarily on ATCA, OpenVPX, PCIe and custom designs. Pixus also has an extensive library of VME-based and cPCI-based solutions. In May 2011, Pixus Technologies became the exclusive North and South American supplier of the electronic packaging products previously offered by Kaparel Corporation and Rittal.

Pixus Technologies is actively involved in the continuous development of leading AdvancedTCA, OpenVPX, and cPCI/PCIe products that will surpass all data transfer and cooling challenges.

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