Elma Bustronic Introduces New VXS Processor Mesh Architecture

2/16/2006 - Elma Bustronic of Fremont CA has announced a new VXS, VITA 41-based mesh architecture. The VXS Processor Mesh architecture will be proposed to VITA (VME International Trade Association) by the Companies as a new standard to define alternative backplane topologies for VXS. The VXS Processor Mesh is a powerful architecture with bandwidth that can deliver 112.5 GB/s of aggregate throughput within the processing mesh in a single chassis. This is a throughput improvement of 6x over currently available technology.

Elma Bustronic has also announced the industry's first 12-slot backplane to implement the VXS Processor Mesh. Developed to enable a switch/processor mesh technology for applications which require multiple boards for application processing, this hybrid backplane implements two VME64x slots, three VME64x / VXS payload slots, and six VXS switch slots. Each switch slot implements twenty x 4 links for a total of 25 GB/s per switch slot. The system architecture supports up to 7.5 GB/s of throughput between the I/O front end and the processing mesh and a total of 112.5 GB/s of aggregate throughput within the processing mesh itself.

"The VXS switch / processor mesh architecture clearly demonstrates both the longevity and expandability of the VME platform for high performance embedded computing. In one system, a user could simultaneously use four stages of interconnect evolution: VME64, RACE++, VXS payload and VXS switch cards," comments Andy Reddig, president and CTO of TEK Microsystems, Inc. "With such a wide range of performance, VXS offers the user a unique combination of leading edge performance without compromising existing hardware and software investments or the ability to deploy incremental upgrades."

Michael Munroe a technical product specialist for Elma Bustronic Corp. comments, "We consider the VXS Processor Mesh an 'instant architecture' because it does not define any new backplane pin-assignments beyond those already defined within the VITA 41.0 base specification. But with bandwidth capabilities exceeding 112.5 GB/s of aggregate throughput within the processing mesh, we have the most robust offering for demanding signal processing applications available on the market today."

About Elma Bustronic Corporation
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.

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