OpenVPX Backplane has 9-slot design with 3U form factor.

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Designed to VITA 65 principles, backplane BKP3-CEN09-15.2.17-1 has centralized routing topology and data speeds to 3.125 Gbps per channel. Switch slot is connected to slots 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, and slots 1-3 are also connected on data plane. Contiguous groups of slots can have their maskable reset pin joined via jumpers within backplane header. Also, optional Ethernet expansion plane is available for out-of-band communication. Version with speeds to 6.25 Gbps is also available.

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Elma Bustronic Announces New 9-Slot OpenVPX Backplane

FREMONT, California - Elma Bustronic Corporation, an industry leading designer and manufacturer of high performance backplanes now offers a new 3U 9-slot OpenVPX backplane with optional Ethernet control plane.

Designed to VITA 65 design principles, the 9-slot OpenVPX backplane features a centralized routing topology. The profile number is BKP3-CEN09-15.2.17-1, with data rate speeds to 3.125 per channel. The switch slot is connected to slots 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. Slots 1-3 are also connected on the data plane. Contiguous groups of slots can have their maskable reset pin joined via jumpers within a backplane header.

The 9-slot backplane can have an optional Ethernet expansion plane for out-of-band communication. The expansion plane signals go across slots 5-8. A BKP3-CEN09-15.2.17-3 profile version is also available. It has the same configuration, but offers speeds of up to 6.25 Gb/s. In order to keep costs low, Elma Bustronic was able to use creative routing techniques to maintain superior signal performance for high speeds using standard FR-4 PCB material.

The lead-time is 2-4 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 and VITA and can be found on the World Wide Web at

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