Pixus Technologies has introduced a new cooling solution for
OpenVPX and MicroTCA systems. The 12-V RiCool V fans provide up to 200 cubic
feet per minute (CFM) of cooling and 3.2 in. of H2O static pressure.


The new reverse-impeller blowers from Pixus require only 1U
of space above the card cage to provide high-performance cooling. And this
approach helps keep the chassis height low while providing more efficient and effective
cooling than axial muffin fans that are often employed in the rear of an


The RiCool V fans also provide full shelf management
functionality and are individually hot swappable. Moreover, while Pixus’ new cooling
solution facilitates intelligent cooling in several backplane-based computing
systems, there is also a self-controlled version or thermistor for
non-intelligent applications.

Pixus offers chassis
platforms in OpenVPX, MicroTCA, AdvancedTCA, and VME64x formats.