Elma Produces Microbox
With the smallest form factor of any deployable MicroTCA unit in the industry, the 19" rackmount MicroBox features up to 10 modules (mid-size, single width) in a compact 1U height. This includes 6 AMCs, a Power Module (PM), and a J-TAG Switch Module (JSM) from MicroBlade, and 1 MicroTCA Carrier Hub (MCH). The redundant Star signaling and redundant cooling modules provide extra reliability. This integrated system offers high bandwidth, flexibility, and monitoring in the 45mm x 465mm x 210mm size. Elma can also offer the MicroBox as a stand-alone chassis in various module sizes.
Cooling is achieved in a dual redundant push/pull configuration. Thermal studies show that it dissipates 35W per module (mid-size, single width) and has 8 (2 x 4) fans providing 20CFM each at 1.5" of water. The JSM is unique testing and diagnostics module that provides remote programming and uploads. The Power Module generates less heat, an important consideration for a densely packaged system. It features individual-channel control, monitoring and shutdown for each AMC. The hot-swap pluggable fan trays and filters are separately removable and managed. The fans also feature 100 KHz multi-phase Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) with individual speed control.
Elma Electronic Inc.