ATCA Backplane features standard MicroTCA connectors.

Press Release Summary:

Optimized for performance via signal integrity studies, 18 layer, 5-slot AdvancedTCA Backplane has field-replacable, small, and dense standard MicroTCA connectors with compression mount design for IPM Sentry shelf manager connections. If damaged, MicroTCA connector can be unscrewed from backplane and replaced. Backplane features 3x replicated Mesh topology, and also allows implementation of standard Full Mesh or Dual Star topologies.

Original Press Release:

Bustronic Upgrades Its 5-Slot ATCA Backplane

FREMONT, California, July 21, 2008 - Elma Bustronic Corporation, an industry leading designer and manufacturer of high performance backplanes has upgraded its 5-slot AdvancedTCA Backplane with a new shelf manager interconnect scheme.

The upgraded 5-slot ATCA backplane now features standard MicroTCA connectors, which are small and dense, for the Elma's IPM Sentry shelf manager connections. In addition to saving space, the connectors are widely available, reliable, and with compression mount design are field-replacable. If damaged, the MicroTCA connector can be unscrewed from the backplane and replaced.

The 5-slot ATCA backplane features a 3x replicated Mesh topology, although a standard Full Mesh or even Dual Star can be implemented. The backplane has 18 layers and is optimized for performance via signal integrity studies.

Pricing for the 5-slot ATCA backplane is under $1400.00 depending on volume and configuration requirements. The lead-time is 4-6 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 PICMG(TM), VITA, and the StarFabric Trade Association and can be found on the World Wide Web at

More from Material Handling & Storage

All Topics

COVID-19 Response Suppliers COVID-19 Response:
Can Your Company Help Provide Critical Supplies?

We are using the power of our platform to aid in the mass shortage of critical supplies. If your company can help provide supplies, capabilities, or materials for products such as N-95 Masks and Tyvek SuitsPlease let us know.

COVID-19 Response Suppliers