Pixus Technologies Now Offers 5-Slot OpenVPX Rackmount Chassis for High-Power Development Applications

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The RiCool Rackmount Chassis comes with a 5-slot OpenVPX backplane to BKP3-DIS05- 15.2.13 profile. The unit can fit up to 16 front and RTM slots at a 1.0 in. The chassis is loaded with conduction-cooled card guides that allow testing and development of rugged 3U OpenVPX boards. It consists of fans that are placed above card guides for effective cooling in a front-to-rear format. The RiCool chassis is offered with VITA 66 (optical) or VITA 67 (RF) slot options.


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New 5-Slot OpenVPX Rackmount Chassis Features Conduction-Cooled Card Guides

Waterloo, Ontario — Sept 19, 2018 – Pixus Technologies, a provider of embedded computing and enclosure solutions, has released a new OpenVPX chassis platform. The RiCool chassis is loaded with conduction-cooled card guides to allow testing and development of rugged 3U OpenVPX boards. The Pixus solution allows a mix-and-match configuration of air-cooled and conduction-cooled modules.

The new RiCool chassis platform features a 5-slot OpenVPX backplane to the BKP3-DIS05- 15.2.13 profile. The chassis fits up to 16 front and RTM (rear transition module) slots at a 1.0” pitch. With the fans directly above the card guides, the chassis provides powerful cooling in a front-to-rear format. The format also prevents blockage of airflow from the RTM cards. It is ideal for high-power or high card-count deployed and development applications. Versions with VITA 66 (optical) or VITA 67 (RF) slot options are also available upon request.

Pixus provides OpenVPX enclosures, backplanes, components, and accessories. The company also offers solutions for 6U OpenVPX boards and designs in the MicroTCA, AdvancedTCA, and CompactPCI Serial architectures.

About Pixus Technologies

Leveraging over 25 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.

Company Contact: Justin Moll, Pixus Technologies Justin.moll@pixustechnologies.com 519-885-5775

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