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ATCA chassis offers 50% more computing density, AC power

Fri, 04/20/2012 - 9:59am

Pixus Technologies has introduced a new 6U AdvancedTCA (ATCA) SlotSaver Shelf that gains 2 slots of payload card usage, along with AC power.   The density, full redundancy, and versatile power configuration is well suited for telecom, military/aerospace, and high-end networking/computing applications. 

The 6U ATCA SlotSaver PXS0600 chassis features shelf managers that also employ dual redundant switch functionality.   An AdvancedTCA horizontal chassis would typically have to dedicate 2 slots for redundant switch cards, thus offering only four payload slots.  With the Pixus Technologies PXS0600, the combined switch/shelf manager functionality provides a full 6 payload slots for a 50% increase in the computing density.

The PXS0600 also features a push-pull cooling configuration for exceptional thermal management.  All of the Field Replaceable Units (FRUs) are hot-swappable, including the cooling units, washable filters, Power Entry Modules (PEMs), shelf managers, and AC power supplies.   With 3x AC power supplies in an N+1 configuration, the chassis offers both AC and DC options.  In fact, the AC and DC power can be running at the same time for swapping modules in the field, such as a base of operations in military applications.  A 5U chassis with DC-only power is also available.

The 6-slot ATCA backplane offers a full mesh configuration.  The shelf manager offers the unique integration of 10GbE and 1GbE layer two managed switch on the same module. With two shelf managers in the system there is a full redundancy and failover, both on the switch as well as on the shelf manager. 

Pixus Technologies also offers AdvancedTCA shelf managers, backplanes, and AdvancedMC components such as face plates.   Pricing for the PXS0600 starts under $9800.00 depending on configuration and has a 6-8 week lead time.   

http://www.pixustechnologies.com

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