CompactPCI Express Chassis features 4U height.

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Available in 19 in. rackmount or desktop style with horizontally mounted cards, CompactPCI Express (cPCIe) chassis includes 4-slot 3U CompactPCI Express backplane that is based on PICMG specification EXP.0. PCIe-to-PCI bridge provides support of legacy 32 or 64 bit CompactPCI boards, while shelf management is optional with IPMI-based bus compliant to PICMG 2.9. Unit has 90-264 Vac or 48 Vdc PSU inputs, and features bottom to top cooling and EMC shielding to meet CE, FCC, and NEBS standards.

Original Press Release:

Elma Develops New CompactPCI Express Chassis

FREMONT, California, Aug. 28, 2006 - Elma Electronic Inc., an industry leading designer and manufacturer of high performance system platforms, has developed a new 4-slot CompactPCI Express (cPCIe) chassis in a 4U height.

The cPCIe chassis comes in a 19" rackmount or desktop style with the cards horizontally mounted. It features a 4-slot 3U CompactPCI Express backplane, bottom to top (3 x75 CFM) cooling, and advanced EMC shielding to meet CE, FCC and NEBS. The unit has 90 - 264 VAC or 48 VDC PSU inputs and fixed mount, plug in, or N+1 options. Shelf management is optional, with IPMI-based bus compliant to PICMG 2.9.

Based on the PICMG specification EXP.0, the cPCIe backplane has a system slot, one Type 1 slot, and two Type 2 slots. CompactPCI Express supports the next generation Intel PCI Express architecture in the familiar 6U-160 Eurocard form factor. It connects cards via a serial point-to-point bus with a read-only bandwidth of up to (16x) 2.5 Gigabits/second or (8x) 2.5 Gigabits/second full duplex bandwidth. CompactPCI Express provides support for several different card for factors with connectivity in 1x, 2x 4x, and 8x increments. Each link represents one full duplex 2.5 Gigabit/second interconnect path. Elma also offers a CompactPCI Express backplane in 6 slots.

A PCIe-to-PCI bridge accomplishes the support of legacy 32 or 64 bit CompactPCI boards. The backward compatibility to CompactPCI and the wealth of user available backplane I/O of the P3, P4 and P5 connectors will allow many new specialized applications to be supported while continuing to support all existing card designs.

The lead-time is 4-6 weeks ARO.

About Elma Electronic
Elma Electronic Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of enclosures, backplanes, cabinets, cases, and "ready-to-run" packaging for CPCI, Rugged COTS, VME/64x, VXI, PC, ATCA, and custom bus structures. Elma's component product line offers a wide selection of top quality switches knobs and LED arrays. The company has been a worldwide supplier of dependable, high performance products for over 35 years.

Elma operates multiple facilities in the continental United States plus has locations in Switzerland, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Romania and Israel.

Elma Electronic Inc. is located at 44350 Grimmer Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538 USA. Telephone (510) 656-3400 - Fax (510) 656-3783.

Lorna V. Singh
Marketing Coordinator
P: (510) 656-5829 x 301
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Company Contact:
Justin Moll, Elma Electronic Inc.
Phone: 510.490.7388
fax: 510.490.1853

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