Boards/Backplanes

OpenVPX chassis platform supporting 100GbE and 2,500W

8th January 2021
Alex Lynn

Pixus Technologies has provided a fast, customised OpenVPX backplane/chassis design in the market. The 9U RiCool chassis platform for 6U OpenVPX boards features dual hot-swappable 191 CFM fans for cooling up to 2500W. The design allows the use of Rear Transition Modules (RTMs) in all slots. 

Rear-pluggable PSU’s provide power for the VPX and custom rails, available in various wattage and output options. The 14-slot design required routing for 28G+ signals across the backplane. This is in excess of the four times 25G speeds of 100GbE and the capability of the high-performance RT3 VPX connector. 

As such, a special high-speed connector was utilised for the 28G+ signals. The backplane also required VITA 66.5 and VITA 67.x interfaces for optical and RF through the printed circuit board.

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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