Elma Bustronic announces Pico-style MicroTCA backplanes

Elma Bustronic Corp. in Fremont, Calif., is offering MicroTCA backplanes in the Pico style format. The first Pico backplane has been designed for sister-company Elma Electronic’s 1U MicroTCA enclosure.

Jun 1st, 2008
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Elma Bustronic Corp. in Fremont, Calif., is offering MicroTCA backplanes in the Pico style format. The first Pico backplane has been designed for sister-company Elma Electronic’s 1U MicroTCA enclosure. The Pico format for MicroTCA is typically in a horizontally mounted chassis. The compact size saves vertical rack space. The Bustronic Pico backplanes will typically have a star topology, with one MCH and one power module. The rest of the slots will allow for AMC modules in various sizes. The version for the 1U MicroTCA also has connections for a JSM (J-Tag Switch Module) used for diagnostics and the AMC slots are in the single width/mid size. The backplane features a 20-layer controlled impedance stripline design. Bustronic uses the compression-mount style connector, which facilitates easier routing. Further, as the connector is mounted to the backplane with screws, it can be easily replaced if damaged. Bustronic also offers MicroTCA backplanes in both Star and Dual Star topologies and in Cube and Subrack formats. For more information, contact Elma Bustronic online at www.Bustronic.com.

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