Elma Upgrades 5U Horizontal AdvancedTCA Chassis

Elma Electronic Inc., a global manufacturer of electronic packaging products, has upgraded its 5U AdvancedTCA Chassis with full redundancy, giving the unit high availability features in a compact horizontal format. The system platform offers dual redundant fan trays, shelf managers, and A/C power supply options.

The 2nd Gen 5U AdvancedTCA Chassis features side-to-side cooling via plug-in fan trays with dual 170 CFM fans with PWM (pulse width modulation) control. The redundant push/pull configurations of the fans offer higher levels of reliability. The fans reach the back of the chassis for cooling the rear I/O slots. The 5U chassis offers dual 1200W AC power supplies and dual shelf managers, which are all front pluggable above the card cage. DC power versions are also available.

Elma Next Generation 5U Horizontal AdvancedTCA ChassisThe 5U ATCA Chassis is a 19″ rackmount unit with rugged steel construction. The system platform features a 2nd generation shelf manager with bussed or quasi-radial IPMB (Intelligent Platform Management Bus) routing. A unique 5-slot ATCA backplane provides specially placed connectors for pluggability. Full Mesh, Replicated Mesh, and Dual Star topologies can be implemented on the same backplane. The backplane utilizes the common AMC connector for plugging to Elma’s 2nd Gen Shelf Manager. A 6-slot backplane is also optional in certain configurations.

Elma’s unique board mating receptacle on the card guides provides secures grounding, accurate alignment and accepts wide tolerances of the alignment pin spacing. Other chassis features include dual On/Off switches on each side of the rear of the enclosure and NEBS-grade washable air filters which are attached via Velcro to the filter trays. For serviceability, the filter tray and fan tray are separately removable.

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 CPCI, Rugged COTS, VME/64x, VXI, PC 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.