ATCA Extender Board facilitates prototyping process.

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AdvancedTCA (ATCA) test extender board, which features metal frame with latching handles, brings circuit card completely out of card cage or enclosure for testing/debugging. Providing access to both sides of board under test, product extends power and IPMB signals. It has 10-layer stripline design and is designed for full populated fabric slot and power connector J10. Zone 3 section has flexible design that allows for customization.

Original Press Release:

New Advanced TCA Extender Board From Elma Bustronics Makes Prototyping Easy

FREMONT, California, December 2, 2005 - Elma Bustronic, an industry leading designer and manufacturer of high performance backplanes and system accessories has developed a new AdvancedTCA test extender board. The board is designed to bring a circuit card completely out of a card cage or enclosure so that it can be tested or debugged. This provides access to both sides of the board under test.

The ATCA extender board extends both the power and IPMB (Intelligent Platform Management Bus) signals. With a 10-layer stripline design, the extender is designed for the full populated fabric slot (5 ZD connectors, P20 thru P24) and the power connector J10. The Zone 3 section is served by a blind board assembled to Zone 1+2 through the frame. The flexible design of the Zone 3 area allows for customization with minimum costs, by simply only changing the blind board the required configuration. The complete keying system, including the Zone 3 area is assembled.

Another key feature of the ATCA extender is the sturdy metal frame with latching handles. The injector/ejector handles provide a secure and reliable connection to the chassis.

Elma Bustronic also offers extender boards in VXI, VME, VME64x, and CompactPCI architectures. Other system accessories include load boards, power interface boards, shelf managers, system/voltage monitors, and more.

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 AdvancedTCA, CompactPCI, VME, VME64x, VME320, H.110 CTEL, and VXI. 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*, VITA, and the StarFabric Trade Association and can be found on the World Wide Web at

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