Boards/Backplanes

Conduction-cooled version of OpenVPX chassis manager

8th February 2021
Alex Lynn

Pixus Technologies has announced that it now offers a conduction-cooled model for their 3U OpenVPX Chassis Manager. Compliant to the VITA 46.11 specification for system management and to VITA 48.2 for mechanical design, the Tier 2 Pixus OpenVPX Chassis Manager monitors at least six temperature sensors and ten fans with custom options available. 

There is fan PWM/Tach control, along with 16 digital inputs and outputs. A Level-2 unmanaged three-port Ethernet hub is also optional.  The standard panel interface has RS-232, RJ-45, USB and LEDs. 

The Pixus SHM200 features a Web interface to remotely query the system and the user can import images of their boards. By clicking on the image for each slot, the user can drill down to the monitored status of the module.

Pixus offers OpenVPX backplanes, chassis platforms, and specialty products. The company also provides enclosure solutions in MicroTCA, cPCI Serial, AdvancedTCA, as well as instrumentation case formats. 

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