The AEDIS breakout ITA chassis is designed to hold up to 4 buffer boards along with a built-in power board to power the I/O buffer modules. The I/O module mix is configurable. The buffer I/O modules are connected to the high-speed ITA connectors via a PCB which provides the conversions to your DUT’s connectors and cables.
Other I/O schemes needing different channel types and counts and, especially, specific user connector types and counts, rely on the customizability of the PCB to make the connections. Often, the user wants a custom PCB so actual product (DUT) cables and connectors can directly connect to the AEDIS hardware.
The image below shows a breakout with 16 SERDES pairs, 32 LVDS Inputs and outputs. Shown with two Airborne VerSI connectors.
Figure 4 - AEDIS breakout ITA (top and back panels removed for clarity)