MicroTCA Backplane has 14-slot design.

Press Release Summary:

Featuring Single Star topology and 16-layer controlled-impedance stripline design, MicroTCA Backplane has modular architecture that supports redundant pods of AdvancedMC (AMC) modules. It provides 12 AMC slots, one power module slot, and one MicroTCA Controller Hub (MCH) slot in single width, full size format. Product allows single or redundant virtual carriers to provide power management, platform management, and fabric connections to modules.

Original Press Release:

Elma Bustronic Announces New 14-slot MicroTCA Backplane

FREMONT, California, Aug 31, 2006 - 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.

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*, VITA, and the StarFabric Trade Association and can be found on the World Wide Web at www.ElmaBustronic.com.

Company Contact: Justin Moll, Elma Bustronic Corporation
510.490.7388 510.490.1853 fax e-mail: jmoll@Bustronic.com

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