Fremont, Calif. - Bustronic Corp.'s "classic" 6U VME64x backplane offers system designers power taps for 3.3 volts, 5 V, plus/minus 12 V and GND above and below the slots, thus letting the backplane remain in a 6U height for applications that require the restricted size.
For applications where space constraints demand a more condensed backplane, the 6U VME64x offers an attractive alternative, Bustronic said. The line is initially offered with eight, 12 or 21 slots.
The series complements Bustronic's existing, 7U VME64x line. The 7U VME64x has an extra 1U of height for additional power bugs, all of which are located at the bottom of the backplane for cabling ease. In side-to-side airflow chassis, the 7U backplane can also act as an air baffle to redirect and optimize the airflow.
All of Bustronic's VME64x backplanes meet or exceed ANSI/VITA 1.1-1997, the VME extensions standard and ANSI/VITA 1-1994 and IEEE P1014 specifications.
Features include a 10-layer controlled-impedance strip line design and active bus grant, and IACK daisychaining. Optional stiffeners help prevent bowing, increasing the unit's durability and reliability.
Pricing for the 6U VME64x starts at under $1,000 Lead times are two to four weeks ARO.
The company also recently launched a 6U three-slot backplane for low-profile horizontal CompactPCI chassis. Said to be compliant with the latest PICMG specifications, the backplane features an ATX power connector that eases plug-in from the backplane to the chassis during assembly. The connector uses a standard PC power supply cable to eliminate the need to build a wire harness, Bustronic said.
The backplane also features power studs for optimal performance in systems with higher power requirements. Single-piece pricing for a fully populated backplane starts at $313. Lead times are two to four weeks ARO.
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