Versatile alarm card for fan monitoring and control

18th January 2021
Alex Lynn

Pixus Technologies, a provider of embedded computing and enclosure solutions, has announced that it now offers an alarm card that can be used in various OpenVPX, VME/VME64x, CompactPCI, cPCI Serial and other open standard architecture chassis platformers.

The Pixus micro alarm card provides the system with basic monitoring and control functions including; voltage levels, power supply health, temperature and fan monitoring/control. The board monitors the four common power rails in Eurocard-based systems of 5, 3.3, 12, and -12V. 

It also provides for the monitoring and control of up to four fans and the monitoring of two temperature sensors. Other features include a local bi-colour LED and header for remote LEDs, an alarm cancel push button, and a USB interface. 

Pixus offers high-performance OpenVPX and other open standard architecture backplanes, chassis platforms, and specialty products.  The company also provides customisable faceplates, ejector handles, card guides, and other components.

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