Elma Bustronic Introduces VITA 31.1 Gigabit Ethernet Backplanes

5/26/2005 - Elma Bustronic Corporation, an industry leading designer and manufacturer of high performance backplanes has teamed up with European sister-company Elma TreNew to develop a new line of VITA 31.1 backplanes. VITA 31 incorporates switched fabrics into legacy VME64x backplanes with backwards compatibility.

The Elma Bustronic 8-slot VITA 31.1 Gigabit Ethernet backplane features two fabric slots for dual redundant routing of the switch fabric across the P0 connectors. As the P0 connectors in VME64x are undefined, the payload slots of the backplane are fully backwards-compatible. VITA 31.1 adopts the PICMG 2.16 P3 connector pinout for use on VME64x boards. It also incorporates the definition of the fabric card described in PICMG 2.16. VITA 31.1 systems and PICMG 2.16-compliant systems can use the same switched fabric boards.

Additional features of the Elma Bustronic 6U VITA 31.1 backplane include an automatic active daisy chain, passive inboard termination, and M3/M4 power bolts for power. The backplane also meets the VITA 1.7 Increased Current specification.

Founded in 1989, Elma Bustronic specializes in the design and manufacture of high-performance backplanes. Elma Bustronic has a complete line of industry-standard backplanes, including CompactPCI, VME, VME64x, H.110 CT, VXI, VXS, and ATCA. Elma 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, Elma Bustronic is located in Fremont, California. Elma Bustronic is a member of PICMG*, VITA, and the StarFabric Trade Association and can be found on the World Wide Web at www.ElmaBustronic.com.

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