Elma Bustronic Debuts 16-channel SerDes Test Modules for VPX Systems

Elma Bustronic, a global manufacturer of electronic packaging products, has announced a new 16-channel version of its SerDes Test Modules for VPX systems. The modules allow testing and pre-emphasis of the SerDes signals to ensure signal performance of the system. The 16-channel SerDes modules are designed to plug into VPX backplanes and directly test the channel compliance. They can be used to test VPX switch and node cards and/or the backplane channels without requiring external equipment or special test fixtures. The modules provide a quick and efficient look at the “vital signs” of the signals in the VPX system.

Elma Bustronic 16-channel SerDes Test Modules for VPX SystemsThe Bustronic SerDes test modules also allow pre-emphasis tuning of VPX cards. The modules allow the user to measure the initial performance of the VPX boards and fine-tune them for optimum performance. Plugging directly into the backplane/chassis, the modules allow quick and easy characterization of the signals and eliminate the need for SMA connectors, cables, and capital-intensive measurement hardware. With a USB connection to a laptop or desktop computer, it is easy to create Eye Diagrams, measure Bit Error Rates (BER) and jitter, and more. Plus, the module kit includes software with a simple GUI interface. Within minutes, the user can plug the cards into the test chassis, connect the USB cable to a laptop, download the GUI software and begin measurements.

Bustronic can also provide SerDes test modules in other architectures and form factors, including ATCA, VXS, and MicroTCA.

The lead-time is 2-4 weeks ARO.

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 PICMGTM, VITA, and the StarFabric Trade Association.