About Pixus Technologies

 "A Different Kind of Electronic Packaging Solutions Company" 

Pixus Technologies a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance chassis platforms, backplanes, and related accessories for the embedded computed market.  This includes MIL rugged and commercial grade designs, primarily focused on Modular Open Standard Architectures, including but not limited to SOSA aligned, VITA and PICMG-based open standards.  The company also develops specialty ruggedized enclosure systems and modular instrumentation cases, subracks, and components. 

Global Resources

The Pixusl team is able to offer time-tested embedded computing system platforms and electronics enclosures at competitive prices.  We leverage over 30 years of established mechanical designs with over 100K components and hundreds of proven enclosure designs to PICMG and VITA open-standard specification for over 30 years (including design assets acquired from our predecessor company, Kaparel).  Pixus also provides unsurpassed thermal management solutions, creative design innovations, backplane design and subsystem integration expertise. This powerful combination results in the premier value in the industry for electronics packaging.  Leveraging long-term partnerships established from our early origins, we offer:  

  • Over 25 full-time manufacturing employees
  • 11 system/design/mechanical engineers, with additional resources available
  • Quality Assurance and Sourcing experts
  • Sales team in Canada, Eastern USA, Western USA, Europe, and Asia

We offer backplane designs, chassis platforms, and board-level products in SOSA aligned, OpenVPX, cPCI Serial (CompactPCI Serial), AdvancedTCA, MicroTCA, and custom architectures. Legacy architectures such as CompactPCI and VME/64x are also available.  Pixus offers various rugged enclosures includes ATR, custom, and rugged rackmount designs.  Additionally, we provide a vast ecosystem of embedded components including ejector handles & panels, card guides, rails, subracks, instrumentation cases and more.  

Benefits of Choosing Pixus Technologies

  • Manufacturing/integration in Canada, USA, Asia, and Europe
  • Superior, dedicated service
  • Excellent quality & reliability
  • Nimble approach means best & most cost-effective solution
  • Engineering expertise in electrical, mechanical, and integration
  • Privately owned and financially stable
  • Established 2010 at HQ in Waterloo, Ontario (Canada’s Technology Corridor)
  • ISO9001:2015 and ITAR registered

 Contact Pixus anytime with your questions at info@pixustechnologies.com  We'll be happy to assist you.



Company History

A Strong Foundation Leads to a Bright Future

Pixus Technologies is built upon a foundation of a modular line of embedded system and enclosure products incorporating virtually limitless configurations of components.   With superior cooling, advanced backplane design, and strong signal integrity, Pixus leverages a wide range of highly successful SOSA aligned, OpenVPX, MicroTCA/ATCA, cPCI Serial, VME, and customized solutions chosen by leading companies worldwide. With a highly experienced team of industry experts, Pixus is taking these solutions to the next generation and is actively involved in the continuous development of leading solutions that surpass all data transfer and cooling challenges.

The Pixus instrument cases and embedded solutions serve the energy, communications, military, aerospace, medical, industrial, transportation, and test & measurement industries.


1996Pixstream is founded
1999 – Pixstream spins off Kaparel
2001 – Kaparel acquires Jardon Engineering
2002 – Rittal Corp acquires Kaparel
2010 – Rittal closes N. American operation, Pixus founded by core employees
2012 – Pixus offers customized chassis platform and backplane solutions, expands Mil/Aero offering
2015 – Pixus expands from Level 3 to Level 4 integration, develops OpenVPX systems
2017 -  Pixus widely expands lines of MIL/Aero products
2022 -  Pixus USA is opened
2022 -  Pixus becomes SOSA members

Tech-centric Location

Pixus Technologies is located in Waterloo, Ontario Canada. Waterloo is the Heart of Canada's Technology Corridor:

  • 10% of TSE IPOs are based in Waterloo
  • Waterloo was named 'Most Intelligent Community in the World' in 2007
  • Close proximity to 60% of the North American Market

Waterloo has an ecosystem of more than 600 technology companies.  Pixus products are manufactured in North America, Europe, and Asia; depending on product, volume, and application requirement.