CompactPCI Serial Development Platform from Elma Enables High-speed Processing in a Test Environment

Newest E-Frame system provides open access for easy probing and debugging

Technical Highlights

  • 3U 9-slot CompactPCI Serial development chassis
  • Open access for expedited testing, probing and debugging
  • For development of platforms used in railway, industrial and defense environments
  • Power supplies: 300W ATX for backplane; dedicated 75W for fans

FREMONT, Calif., – Elma Electronic Inc. has expanded its popular line of E-Frame test and development platforms to include a 3U CompactPCI Serial-based system designed for high-speed data processing. The platform features a 9-slot backplane comprised of one system slot and eight peripheral slots, with Ethernet routed as full mesh. It is ideal for developing cPCI Serial-based applications for use in railway, defense and other mobile and rugged applications.

The open, intuitive design of the Type 39 E-Frame chassis enables easy access to boards and components. This facilitates probing and debugging of a system and its components during integrated testing and application development. With verified testing methods completed, system designers can implement final applications more quickly.

Boris Micha, global product line systems manager for Elma, noted, “CompactPCI Serial was developed for high-speed processing applications, in the range of 12 Gb/s. Designers needed a test platform that could handle these requirements and ensure reliable deployed systems. By offering a development platform based on this industry standard, we continue to provide our customers with the tools they need to compete in today’s embedded marketplace.”

The front panel features two voltage test points as well as an on/off and reset switch and a 12V LED indicator. An ample, low-cost 300W ATX power supply delivers power to the nine-slot backplane.

With a compact structure and convenient carrying handle, the 9-slot 3U cPCI Serial E-Frame system can be used in lab or desktop environments.

Optimal cooling is also inherent in the design. The platform comes with a removable front fan tray that features dual 140 cfm fans as well as three 55 cfm fans in the rear to cool the rear transition modules (RTMs). A 75W power supply is dedicated to powering the fans, and perforated rear panels ensure proper air intake and exhaust.

Pricing and delivery for the CompactPCI Serial Development Platform is dependent on configuration.

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About Elma Electronic Inc.

Elma Electronic Inc. is a global manufacturer of commercial, industrial and rugged electronic products for embedded systems and application-ready platforms – from components, embedded boards, backplanes, chassis and enclosures, power supplies, to fully integrated subsystems.

With one of the widest product ranges available in the embedded industry, Elma also offers standard and custom cabinets and enclosures as well as precision components such as rotary switches/encoders, LEDs, front panels and small cases.

Elma leverages proven technology based on VITA, PICMG, and other standards-based architectures (i.e. OpenVPX, VME, CompactPCI Serial, ATCA, COM Express and PCIe/104). Elma is also actively engaged in designing solutions for applications requiring smaller footprints.

Elma Electronic manages entire projects from initial system architecture to specification, design, manufacturing and test through its worldwide production facilities and sales offices. The company serves the mil/aero, industrial, research, telecom, medical and commercial markets and is certified to ISO 9001 and AS 9100.

With U.S. headquarters in Fremont, Calif., the company maintains multiple sales, engineering and manufacturing operations in Atlanta, Ga., and Philadelphia, Pa.

Elma Electronic Inc.

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