Elma Offers Widest Selection of AdvancedTCA Platform Products

4/28/2004 - Elma Electronic Inc., a global manufacturer of electronic packaging products, has the widest selection of AdvancedTCA platform products available. These include four chassis models, three backplane designs, shelf managers, and several accessories.

With the development of Elma's newest PICMG 3.0-compliant 13U ATCA chassis, the company now has four enclosure models with various configurations. The ATCA platforms come in 4U, 5U, 12U, and 13U heights and include a wide range of backplane, shelf management, and other options. The company currently has three standard backplane options through its backplane subsidiary, Bustronic. The backplanes include a 5-slot Replicated Mesh, a 14-slot Dual Star, and a 14-slot Mesh with a section below the cards for plugging Power Entry Modules and Fan Trays.

Shelf management is a key element of AdvancedTCA. Elma offers an IPM Sentry shelf manager that can be used in both ATCA and CompactPCI-based systems. Also available is an Interface Board to the IPM Sentry, allowing flexibility in where the shelf manager is mounted and plugged. Further, Elma has released a wide range of ATCA accessories. These include Handles, Front Panels, Guide Pins, ESD Clips, and more.

Elma incorporates its modular design and creative concepts to offer the most flexible, high performance ATCA products on the market. Visit www.elma.com for more information on the company's AdvancedTCA chassis, backplanes, shelf managers, and accessories.

Pricing for Elma's ATCA chassis start under $1500.00 depending on size, configuration, and quantity. The typical lead times are 2-4 weeks ARO.

About Elma Electronic
Elma Electronic Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of enclosures, backplanes, cabinets, cases, and "ready-to-run" packaging for CPCI, Rugged COTS, VME/64x, VXI, PC and custom bus structures. Elma's component product line offers a wide selection of top quality switches knobs and LED arrays. The company has been a worldwide supplier of dependable, high performance products for over 35 years. Elma operates three facilities in the continental United States plus has locations in Switzerland, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Israel.

Elma Electronic Inc. is located at 44350 Grimmer Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538 USA. Telephone (510) 656-3400 - Fax (510)656-3783. www.elma.com

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