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Elma Intros Backplane

FREMONT, Calif. -- Elma Bustronic Corporation, an industry leading designer and manufacturer of high performance backplanes has developed a new 14-slot MicroTCA backplane. The unit features 12 AMC slots, 1 power module slot, and 1 MicroTCA Controller Hub (MCH) slot in the single width, full size format.

The 14-slot single star backplane is the first in the line of new MicroTCA backplanes from Elma Bustronic. MicroTCA defines a modular backplane architecture designed to support redundant "pods" of AdvancedMC (AMC) modules. The AdvancedMC modules (AMC0/.1/.2/.3) are front removable mezzanine modules first designed to be used on AdvancedTCA cards. The MicroTCA architecture allows large arrays of AdvancedMC modules to be used in a wide array of applications where a lower cost solution is required than could be achieved by the standard AdvancedTCA architecture. The MicroTCA backplane allows single or redundant virtual carriers to provide power management, platform management and fabric connections to greater numbers of modules than a single physical carrier card could support in a classic ATCA application.

The Elma Bustronic MicroTCA backplane features a 16-layer controlled-impedance stripline design. The backplane has a Single Star topology. Plans for a 14-slot Dual Star with dual power and MCH slots are underway.

Elma Bustronic Corp.

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