The Embedded Architecture Industry Swap
Are the open standard embedded system architectures switching their traditional markets? Let's take AdvancedTCA, originally geared for Telecom Central Office applications. Many believe it is starting to take off again in Mil/Aero systems. Its well known that the Navy's CANES program has been moving to AdvancedTCA. There are also a few other key programs for airborne reconnaissance and shipboard communications systems that have switched to the architecture. With excellent cooling and high speeds (to 40GbE signals in the specification across the backplane), the architecture still has strong legs. Pixus offers 3U, 5U, 6U SlotSaver, and 13U AdvancedTCA high chassis platforms standard and has several creative design innovations.
On the other hand, OpenVPX which has traditionally been nearly exclusively Mil/Aero has generated interest in Physics, Test/Measurement, and other applications. With Pixus' low-cost manufacturing and creative solutions, we are helping to break the cost-barrier for the architecture to fit in new markets. Traditionally, the cost of the architecture has been too high. But, working with key partners Pixus has offerings from backplanes to chassis platforms to integrated solutions that bend the cost-curve.
Finally, MicroTCA which was originally designed for Telecom systems has been very successful the past few years in Mil/Aero. Contact Pixus to see our specialty MicroTCA systems, including versions with a cavity in the rear of the chassis for RF or other devices.