Elma Unveils AMC Load Board for Testing, Debugging MicroTCA Systems

Elma Electronic Inc., a global manufacturer of electronic packaging products, has released a new AMC Load Board. The Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) Load Board is designed for testing the cooling and power of MicroTCA systems. The AMC Load Board is compliant to the MicroTCA.0 and AMC.0 Advanced Mezzanine Card specifications. The unit comes standard in the single module/full size with options for double modules and compact or mid-sizes. Hot-swap pluggable, the board incorporates a JTAG interface and IPMI support.

The load board is configurable to seven wattages: 0W, 20W, 30W, 40W, 50W, 60W and 70W. Six LEDs on the front panel indicate which power level is activated. Custom wattages and access management is available upon request. The power level can be changed by repeatedly pressing the front panel button, cycling through all power levels. Also, the power is controlled using IPMI commands (Set_FRU_LED_State/Get_FRU_LED_State) allowing each level to be controlled independently. The blink mode is also supported to set a dynamic load.

The load board has 3 temperature sensors; one on the bottom and two on the top. These are implemented as IPMI temperature sensors and could be read through the MicroTCA Carrier Hub (MCH). The unit also features redundant operation with automatic switchover. Elma also offers a new AMC Extender Card and has a full line of MicroTCA backplanes, enclosures, and components.

The lead-time is 4-6 weeks.

About Elma Electronic
Elma Electronic Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of enclosures, backplanes, cabinets, cases, and “ready-to-run” packaging for ATCA, CPCI, MicroTCA, Rugged COTS, VME/64x, VXS, VPX, 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.