MicroTCA Unit features up to 10 modules.

Press Release Summary:

Incorporating 10 midsize, single-width modules in compact 1U height, 19 in. rackmount MicroBox includes 6 AMCs, power module, J-TAG switch module, and 1 MicroTCA carrier hub. Cooling is achieved in dual redundant push/pull configuration, dissipating 35 W/module, and has 8 fans providing 20 cfm each at 1.5 in. water. It also features individual channel control, monitoring, and shutdown for each AMC. Hot-swap pluggable fan trays and filters are separately removable and managed.

Original Press Release:

1U MicroBox Offered as Integrated MicroTCA Solution

FREMONT, California, Jan 16, 2008 - Elma Electronic Inc., a global manufacturer of electronic packaging products, has announced its 1U MicroBox is now offered as a fully integrated solution.

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.

MicroBox is a registered trademark of MicroBlade.

About Elma Electronic
Elma Electronic Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of enclosures, backplanes, cabinets, cases, and "ready-to-run" packaging for ATCA, CPCI, MicroTCA, Rugged COTS, VME/64x, VXS, VPX, 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 three facilities in the continental United States plus has locations in Switzerland, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Israel.

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

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