Bustronic Expands Line of System Accessories

8/16/2004 - Bustronic Corporation, an industry leading designer and manufacturer of high performance backplanes, continues to expand its line of system accessories. With new test extender boards, power interface boards, and system monitors, Bustronic's has one of the largest selections of accessories in VME, CompactPCI, VXI, AdvancedTCA, and VME64x architectures.

Recently, Bustronic has developed new rear CompactPCI extender boards. The extender boards are designed to bring a circuit card completely out of a card cage or enclosure so that it can be tested or debugged. This provides access to both sides of the test board. Injector/ejector latches with ergonomic handles provide easy insertion and removal of the cards. They also hold the board firmly to the chassis, increasing the reliability of the connections. This is done without the use of set screws, which can be inconvenient. The company now offers extender boards in VME, VME64x, CompactPCI, and VXI form factors.

The company has also recently expanded its family of PIBs -- a separate board for the power section of the backplane used to facilitate pluggable power supplies, headers, and utility connectors. The boards contain one or two 47-pin Positronic hot-pluggable power supply connectors, and power taps for +5V, 3.3V, -12V, +12V, and GND. The PIB interfaces to the backplane via power bugs with 6/32 screws. The power board line now includes versions in both 3U and 6U formats.

Bustronic also now offers system monitoring and management units specifically designed for Mil/Aero, Communications, as well as for general Industrial applications. The Sentry I System Monitor is ideal for a wide range of VME/64x, VXI, CompactPCI or other chassis. It can monitor up to eight voltages (four positive and four negative) and can be easily configured for non-standard voltages. Designed for COTS/Mil programs, the Sentry III Diagnostic Monitor is a microprocessor-based instrument for monitoring and controlling the power supplies, fans, etc, in a chassis. The IPM Sentry advanced shelf manager is a modular unit designed for both AdvancedTCA and CompactPCI systems.

Other system accessories from Bustronic include load boards, StarFabric adapter cards, jumper boards, form factor extenders, overlays, voltage monitors, and more. For further information on Bustronic's system accessories, visit http://www.bustronic.com/acc.html.

Founded in 1989, Bustronic specializes in the design and manufacture of high-performance backplanes. Bustronic has a complete line of industry-standard backplanes, including CompactPCI, VME, VME64x, VME320, H.110 CTEL, and VXI. Bustronic's custom design service combines creative engineering, highly sophisticated computer simulation and modern design techniques to offer customized backplanes that meet the most specialized system requirements. A member of the ELMA Electronic group, Bustronic is located in Fremont, California. Bustronic is a member of PICMG, VITA, and the StarFabric Trade Association and can be found on the World Wide Web at www.Bustronic.com.

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