Pixus demos backplane in excess of 100GbE speeds

23rd November 2022
Beth Floyd

Pixus Technologies has developed a high performance backplane with signals above 28 Gbaud across the backplane slots.

The design leverages the 6U OpenVPX form factor and VITA 66/67 RF and optical interfaces, but utilises a special high-speed connector for the fastest data rates.

The backplane features 14 slots with both RF and optical interfaces through the backplane to the rear panel of a Pixus RiCool chassis.  The company employs high-grade PCB materials, back-drilling, and specialised routing strategies to optimise signal performance.  For speeds of PCIe Gen4 (16 Gbaud/sec) or above, the company typically performs signal integrity (SI) studies to help ensure the performance of the high-speed signals.  The SI results of these backplanes have shown excellent results with large eye diagram openings, etc.

Pixus offers SOSA aligned, OpenVPX, and other modular open standard architecture backplane/enclosure solutions.  The company also offers various specialty boards in various standards, including power interface boards, alarm cards, chassis managers, and more.

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