Fremont, Calif. Elma Electronic Inc.'s new CompactPCI (cPCI) filler panels come with alignment pins for increased reliability. The filler panels are designed to maintain accurate lateral alignment and vertical orientation for adjacent cards, while providing EMC protection for unused slots.
The alignment pins ensure that the panels stay in place and do not displace cards into the last slot. In some designs, the EMC springs on the panels exert force on the card located to its right. This forces all of the cards to shift slightly to the right, which may result in card displacements. The company said its solution secures the cards in place, preventing any lateral movement.
In addition, the alignment pins ensure that the panel maintains an accurate parallel orientation with respect to the adjacent cards. This prevents the card from leaning, which would expose slight gaps in the front of the chassis, allowing radiated emissions through the openings. Customization services are available.
Pricing for the cPCI filler panels are $8.00 in volume. Standard products are typically available from stock.
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