VXS backplanes in dual-star topologies for embedded computing applications introduced by Bustronic

FREMONT, Calif., 28 Nov. 2010. Elma Bustronic Corp. in Fremont, Calif., is introducing VXS electronic backplanes for embedded computing systems with a Gigabit Ethernet Control Layer Channel per VITA 41.6. The first in the series of VXS backplanes with the control channel is a 20-slot size. It has a dual star routing topology and 18-layer stripline design.

Nov 28th, 2010
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FREMONT, Calif., 28 Nov. 2010. Elma Bustronic Corp. in Fremont, Calif., is introducing VXS backplanes for embedded computing systems with a Gigabit Ethernet Control Layer Channel per VITA 41.6. The first in the series of VITA 41 VXS backplanes with the control channel is a 20-slot size. It has a dual star topology and 18-layer stripline design.

The Gigabit Ethernet control channel provides for out-of-band communication for system management, software and firmware upgrades, and initiating processes on specific boards. The 7U-high backplane also has power studs in 3.3-, 5-, and 12-volt versions, as well as GND along the top and bottom of the backplane to allow for flexible power options.

Elma Bustronic also offers dual-star-topologies VXS backplanes in 8, 12, 18, 20, and 21 slots. VXS star backplanes include sizes in 5 slots and an eight-slot with one hub, five payload, and two legacy VME64x slots.

Other Elma Bustronic innovations for VXS include a switchless mesh, processor mesh, VXS/VPX hybrid backplanes, and extender card. The switchless VXS backplane has three point-to-point mesh slots and two legacy VME64x slots. All of the company's VXS backplanes comply to the VITA 41.0 core specification.

The VXS switched serial architecture is VITA standard to advance VME technology. Backwards-compatible to VME/VME64x, VXS uses a high-speed MultiGig connector across the P-zero section and switch card slots of an otherwise typical VME64x backplane.

For more information contact Elma Bustronic online at www.bustronic.com.

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