Elma Rolls Out VITA 41 Compliant VXS Chassis

8/25/2004 - Elma Electronic Inc., a global manufacturer of electronic packaging products, has announced a new VXS Chassis compliant to the VITA 41 specification. The 9U Type 12 chassis features backplane options in Single or Dual Star topologies for high-speed switched fabric performance.

The Type 12 VXS Chassis features advanced EMC shielding to meet CE and FCC needs. The cooling configuration is front to rear with 2 x 70 CFM fans. There are optional configurations for front-loading 500W power supplies, and up to four 5.25" HH devices. System monitoring for DC voltages, fan-fail and over-temp are also optional.

The VXS backplane options include a 5-slot Single Star version with one hub (fabric) slot and four payload slots. The twelve-slot Dual Star features two hub slots and ten payload slots. Utilizing controlled-impedance stripline design, the backplanes have virtually zero crosstalk. Compliant to the VITA 38 specification for System Management, the 7U backplanes also come with plenty of power taps power taps for 3.3V, 5V, +/- 12V, and GND.

About VXS
The VXS Switched Serial standard is new VITA initiative to advance VME technology. Fully backwards-compatible to VME/VME64x, VXS utilizes a new 6.4 Gbps high-speed connector across the P0 section of a VME64x backplane. The new connector allows the use of switched fabric signals for higher bandwidth and reliability. The VITA 41 specification for VXS includes VITA 41.1 for Infiniband, VITA 41.2 for RapidIO, VITA 41.3 for Ethernet, and VITA 41.4 for PCI Express. Designers will have the flexibility of plugging in standard VME64x cards for parallel bus only, integrate new payload and switch cards for parallel bus and switch fabric transport or switch fabric transport only.

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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