Fremont, Calif.Elma Bustronic has developed VXS payload extender boards that are designed to bring a circuit card completely out of a card cage or enclosure so that it can be tested or debugged.
This feature provides users access to both sides of the test board. There are test points for all of the lines on each 160-pin connector and the MultiGig P0 connector.
Elma Bustronic used creative engineering to solve a major problem in
developing the VXS extender board the lack of a right angle receptacle for VXS in the marketplace. The company produced a
rigid-flex-rigid PCB design to get around the problem.
The solution entails a right angle pin connector that plugs into the backplane,
connected to a flex circuit that wires to the straight receptacle to receive the plug-in board.
The VXS extender boards come in a 10-layer stripline design for the rigid PCB and microstrip design for the flex circuit portion. Also featured is an ampmeter, which measures the current and has a digital indicator on the front panel showing the status. .
Elma Bustronic also offers extender boards in VXI, VME, AdvancedTCA and CompactPCI architectures. Other system accessories include load boards, power interface boards, shelf managers, system/voltage monitors, and more.
Pricing: Less than $3000, depending on volume and configuration.
Availability: Lead time is two to four weeks ARO.
VXS backplane overview: click here.
Elma Bustronic, 1-510-490-7388, www.Bustronic.com