Shelf managers developed for OpenVPX systems

18th July 2016
Anna Flockett


Provider of embedded computing and enclosure solutions, Pixus Technologies, offers shelf managers that comply to VITA 46.11 for shelf management of OpenVPX systems. There are also configurations for use in legacy VME/64x and CompactPCI systems. 

The Pixus SHM200 shelf manager is IPMI 2.0 compliant and is available in various size formats. The unit offers temperature monitoring of at least six temp sensors, monitoring of 12 fans, and eight voltage monitors.  The SHM200 also has fan PWM control and up to 16 digital inputs and outputs.

The standard panel interface on the SHM200 includes RS-232, Ethernet, and indicator LEDs.  A Telco interface is also optional and the company offers a customized version also.  The standard size is 3U high x 160mm depth with a 0.8” pitch.  If the Telco interface is used the pitch is increased to 1.2”.   

Pixus also offers shelf managers for AdvancedTCA.  The company offers a wide range of OpenVPX, AdvancedTCA, and MicroTCA chassis platforms, backplanes, and system accessories.

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