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Backplanes boost density and bandwidth

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 2:33pm

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Pixus Technologies now offers 40G AdvancedTCA (ATCA) backplanes in the 6-slot and 14-slot sizes.

The 40G ATCA backplanes from Pixus Technologies are designed to PICMG 3.0 Rev 3.0 specifications. The 6 slot version features dual pluggable shelf manager/switch connections. By combining the shelf managers and switches, users get a full 6 payload slots versus 4 payload slots when switches occupy two board slots. The result is the user gets 50% more computing density in addition to a 400% increase of data rates from previous 10G AdvancedTCA shelves.

Pixus Technologies’ 14-slot 40G backplane comes with pluggable PEM (power entry module) options. Slot 0 of the backplane allows dual shelf managers to be plugged into the chassis without taking up any of the 14 slots. The 40G ATCA backplanes feature 18-22 layers in FR-4, Nelco4000-13SI, or other laminates. Pixus also offers 10G ATCA backplanes for both vertical-mount and horizontal-mount shelves. 

Pricing for the 40G ATCA backplane starts under $2000.00 depending on quantity and configuration.  Lead time is 6-8 weeks ARO.

www.pixustechnologies.com

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