Five-Slot, 4U Chassis aids 3U OpenVPX board development.

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Used to develop 3U VPX and OpenVPX cards, VPXD4500 features 5-slot OpenVPX backplane with BKP3-DIS05-15.2.13-n profile (VITA 65). Distributed mesh backplane accommodates diverse range of 3U OpenVPX boards. At 19 in. wide, platform is designed for facilitated rear I/O access. Rear Transition Module (RTM) connectors are optional. Features include 350 W AC power supply that offers typical 3U VPX voltages of 3.3 V, 5 V, 12 V, ±12 V AUX, and 3.3 V AUX. Other backplane and PSU options are supported.

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Pixus Offers New Low Cost Development System for 3U OpenVPX Boards

Waterloo, Ontario  —  Pixus Technologies, a supplier of backplane, chassis, and embedded component solutions, now offers a 4U high chassis for the development of 3U  VPX and OpenVPX cards.

The VPXD4500 OpenVPX Development Chassis features a 5-slot OpenVPX backplane with a BKP3-DIS05-15.2.13-n profile per the VITA 65 specification.  The distributed mesh backplane is versatile to a wide range of 3U OpenVPX boards.  The enclosure facilitates rear I/O access and Rear Transition Module (RTM) connectors are optional in the system.

The 19” wide 4U development platform comes with rubber feet for desktop applications, however the unit is also rack-mountable.  A 350W AC power supply is standard and offers typical 3U VPX voltages of 3.3V, 5V, 12V, +/- 12V AUX, and 3.3V AUX.    Other backplane and PSU options are available.

The low-cost 5-slot OpenVPX chassis starts under $2495.00 depending on configuration.  Pixus also offers a wide range of backplanes, system platforms, rugged handle/panel sets, and accessories for OpenVPX systems.

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, MicroTCA, and custom designs.    Pixus also has an extensive offering of VME-based and cPCI-based solutions.   In May 2011, Pixus Technologies became the sole authorized North and South American supplier of the electronic packaging products previously offered by Kaparel Corporation and Rittal. 

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