Elma Develops 4u Vita 31.1 Chassis For Gigabit Ethernet Applications

May 2, 2006

FREMONT, California, April 12, 2006 - Elma Electronic Inc., a global manufacturer of electronic packaging products has announced a new 4U VITA 31.1 chassis. The Type 15 VITA 31.1 chassis features an 8-slot Dual Star backplane conforming to the VITA 31.1 specification for Gigabit Ethernet applications.

The Type 15 VITA 31.1 Chassis features advanced EMC shielding to meet CE and FCC needs. The cooling configuration is front to rear with 2 x 70 CFM fans. There are optional configurations for front-loading 500W power supplies, and up to four 5.25" HH devices. System monitoring for DC voltages, fan-fail and over-temp are also optional.

The 6U VITA 31.1 backplane from Elma Bustronic features two fabric slots and six node slots. The node slots are fully backwards compatible to VME64x. Other features of the backplane include an automatic active daisy chain, passive inboard termination, and M3/M4 power bolts for power. It also meets the VITA 1.7 Increased Current specification.

VITA 31.1 adopts the PICMG 2.16 P3 connector pin out for use on VME64x boards. It also incorporates the definition of the fabric card described in PICMG 2.16 for Gigabit Ethernet. VITA 31.1 systems and PICMG 2.16-compliant systems can use the same switched fabric boards.

6-8 week is the lead-time for Elma's 4U VITA 31.1 chassis. Customized versions are available.

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.