Test Chassis features open frame design.

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Engineered for test/debugging, E-Frame Open Access Test Chassis does not have side or back walls around card cage area, leaving it open for easy access. It is designed with high power and cooling requirements for VPX (VITA 46/48) systems. With rugged modular aluminum construction, E-frame tower can support up to 21 or 17 slots at .8 and 1 in. pitch, respectively. Unit also features rear A/C PEM (Power Entry Module) with fuses, GND Stud, and front located ESD jacks.



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Elma Announces New "E-Frame" Open Access Test Chassis



FREMONT, California, Feb 15, 2008 - Elma Electronic Inc., a global manufacturer of electronic packaging products, has announced a new open frame chassis for test/debugging. The unit does not have side or back walls around the card cage area, leaving it open for easy access.

The E-frame was designed with the high (and flexible) power and cooling requirements for VPX (VITA 46/48) systems. However, any 3U or 6U backplanes can be used. This includes VME/64x, VXS, CompactPCI, and other backplane architectures. The Type 39E Portable Tower has a convenient carrying handle.

With a rugged modular aluminum construction, the E-frame tower can support up to 21 slots at .8" or 17 slots at 1" pitch. There are front accessible test points and monitoring LEDs for all VME, VPX, VXS, and cPCI voltages. This includes +3.3V, ±5V, ±12V, ±24V, and ±48VDC. The E-frame features high performance cooling with 3 x 150 CFM fans under the card cage. The fans are speed controlled with fan fail indication. A system monitor with remote monitoring via Ethernet capability is optional.

The black-coated powder coated finish of the E-frame enhances aesthetics. Other features include a Rear A/C PEM (Power Entry Module) with fuses, GND Stud, Front located ESD jacks. The unit also offers full RTM (rear transition module) support.

The lead-time is 4-6 weeks.

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

Lorna V. Singh
Marketing Coordinator
P: (510) 656-5829 x 301
F: (510) 656-3783
lornas@elma.com

Company Contact:
Justin Moll,
Elma Electronic
510.656.3400
510.656.3783 fax
e-mail: justinm@elma.com

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