Boards/Backplanes

New OpenVPX air slot blocker boards

31st March 2020
Alex Lynn

Pixus Technologies, a provider of embedded computing and enclosure solutions, has announced that it now offers plug-in boards for blocking the airflow in an otherwise empty OpenVPX slot. They come in 3U and 6U sizes in the 5HP (1.0”) width commonly used in the backplane architecture.  

The air slot blocker boards help optimise airflow by forcing the available airflow to pass through utilised slots.  They fill spare slots that many applications utilise for future expansion. The air slot blockers boards come in versions with and without injector/ejector handles that feature the renowned Pixus rugged metal engagement ‘claw’. The blockers are also a convenient tool for prototyping/testing. 

Pixus offers backplanes, chassis platforms, components, and specialty products in various VITA and PICMG modular open standard architectures. The company also provides ruggedisation and enclosure customisation services. 

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