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Backplanes with KVPX connectors for extreme environments

25th March 2020
Alex Lynn

Pixus Technologies has offered a various OpenVPX backplanes utilizing the ultra-rugged KVPX connector. This type of connector is often used in the harshest Aerospace applications.

The first in the series of Pixus KVPX backplanes is a 3U 3-slot version.  Compliant to the VITA 63.0 Hyperboloid Alternative Connector for VPX standard, the backplane features a BKP3-CEN03-15.2.9 routing profile.

Options include conformal coating and the installation of Rear Transition Module (RTM) connectors.  The initial design was built to support PCIe Gen3 speeds, but Pixus offers versions of its standard OpenVPX backplanes up to 100GbE.

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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