Fremont, Calif. Elma Electronic Inc. now offers a wide selection of AdvancedTCA products that include four chassis models, three backplane designs, shelf managers, and accessories.
With the development of Elma's newest PICMG 3.0-compliant 13U ATCA chassis, the company now supplies four enclosure models with various configurations. The ATCA platforms come in 4U, 5U, 12U, and 13U heights and include a wide range of backplane, shelf management, and other options.
The company currently offers three standard backplane
options through its backplane subsidiary, Bustronic. The backplanes include a 5-slot Replicated Mesh, a 14-slot Dual Star, and a 14-slot Mesh with a section below the cards for plugging power entry modules and fan trays.
Elma also offers an IPM Sentry shelf manager that can be used in both ATCA and CompactPCI-based systems. An Interface Board for the IPM Sentry is also available, which provides mounting flexibility. Accessories include handles, front panels, guide pins, and ESD clips.
Elma has also recently expanded its thermal simulation and analysis capabilities with new Computational Fluid Dynamics software.
Targeted at electronic packaging applications, the FlowTherm simulation and analysis software can import 3D models from the company's CAD engineering program. It can build conceptual 2D/3D models of enclosures and run preliminary simulations. With animation capabilities, the
software can illustrate the airflow through an enclosure and scan the heat distribution and airflow on a slot-by-slot basis.
This will allow the company to identify potential hot spots in an enclosure and eliminate it by optimizing the size, location of fans, baffles, etc., during the design phase. These enhanced capabilities are particularly useful for the company's PICMG 3.0 AdvancedTCA product lines.
Pricing for the ATCA chassis starts at less than $1,500.00 depending on size, configuration, and quantity. Delivery is two to four weeks.
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