New Rugged Computing Platform from Elma Includes Cisco certified Routing Engine

New Rugged Computing Platform from Elma Includes Cisco certified Routing Engine

COM Express-based platform brings IP-based data, voice and video networking to mobile vehicular environments 

FREMONT, Calif., January 2015 – Elma Electronic Inc. now offers a modular, high performance embedded computer packaged for applications in demanding mobile environments.

The modular COM Express-based computer includes a Cisco-certified routing engine complete with the full suite of mobile routing protocols essential for network attached equipment on the move. Elma is an approved Cisco Solutions Technology Partner.

By combining a rich set of standard I/O and Intel’s 4th Generation processing power and graphics support with a ruggedized, compact design, the system in ideal for demanding mobile environments in defense, industry, homeland security and agriculture.

Mobile users can quickly establish ad hoc networks as nodes, significantly facilitating communication, and SSD storage is expandable to 64 GB to meet system requirements.

The modular system uses industry standard Type 6 COM Express, XMC/PMC and miniPCIe modules to keep initial engineering costs low as well as protect future computing upgrades. Designed for adaptability, the S50G-1 includes a PMC/XMC site to facilitate quick functional requirement changes, dual miniPCIe sites for a wide range of additional I/O and Elma’s unique mid I/O card that eliminates the typical carrier design for high speed XMC I/O signals.

The familiar Cisco’s IOS software helps to reduce training expenses.

The COM Express-based computer provides dual band WiFi connection for maximum transmit and receive ranges in wireless networks. Support for CANbus enables intra-vehicular communication between essential electronic assets on board.

Packaged in a small, sealed and lightweight chassis, the COM Express S50G-1 is SWaP-optimized for space constrained applications. The platform comes in passive conduction cooled or in a fanless thermal design.

Technical Specifications:

  • Cisco-certified routing engine
  • 4th generation Intel Core i5 processor
  • CANbus support for intra-vehicular electronics systems communication
  • Robust I/O for modular, cost-saving design
  • SWaP-optimized for space constrained applications.

Contact Elma sales for pricing details. Delivery is 4 to 6 weeks ARO.

For more information, please visit, contact sales at [email protected], or call (510) 656-3400.

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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, storage boards, backplanes, chassis and enclosures 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. VME, OpenVPX, CPCI, CompactPCI Serial, ATCA, MicroTCA and COM Express). 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.