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Pixus Offers Versatile Alarm Card for Fan and Voltage Monitoring and Control

Press Release

January 18, 2021

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Pixus Technologies, a provider of embedded computing and enclosure solutions, offers an alarm card that can be used in various OpenVPX, VME/VME64x, CompactPCI, cPCI Serial and other open standard architecture chassis platforms.

The Pixus micro alarm card provides the system with basic monitoring and control functions including; voltage levels, power supply health, temperature and fan monitoring/control. The board monitors the four common power rails in Eurocard-based systems of 5V, 3.3V, 12V, and -12V. It also provides for the monitoring and control of up to four fans and the monitoring of two temperature sensors. Other features include a local bi-color LED and header for remote LEDs, an alarm cancel push button, and a USB interface.

Pixus offers high-performance OpenVPX and other open standard architecture backplanes, chassis platforms, and specialty products. The company also provides customizable faceplates, ejector handles, card guides, and other components.

About Pixus Technologies
Leveraging over 20 years of innovative standard products, the Pixus team is comprised of industry experts in electronics packaging. Founded in 2009 by senior management from Kaparel Corporation, a Rittal company, Pixus Technologies' embedded backplanes and systems are focused primarily on ATCA, OpenVPX, MicroTCA, and custom designs. Pixus also has an extensive offering of VME-based and cPCI-based solutions. In May 2011, Pixus Technologies became the sole authorized North and South American supplier of the electronic packaging products previously offered by Kaparel Corporation and Rittal.

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