3U VPX development system is aligned to SOSA
Elma Electronic has added the Midline CompacFrame 3U VPX mid-range development and test unit to accelerate the testing and development of plug in cards.
It accommodates up to eight cards based on the Open Group SOSA (Sensor Open Systems Architecture) edition 1.0 or any OpenVPX backplane, says Elma.
The lightweight unit is available with either a six- or an eight-slot backplane and is tilted upwards by five degrees for better viewing and card access. The user front panel interface is designed for easy access and includes voltage LEDs, monitoring and test points as well as reset and power switches. An integrated carrying handle ensures portability.
The mid-range CompacFrame features a 1,400W ATX-style power supply for OpenVPX cards or SOSA PICs and an SMA connector for PNT (timing) card.
The unit can accommodate combinations of plug-in card cooling schemes, including VITA 48.1 convection, VITA 48.2 conduction and VITA 48.8 air flow-through (AFT) method. An optional rear accessible VITA 46.11-compliant chassis manager is available on all units for board diagnostics
“Now that the 1.0 release has been published, we expect to see an increased need for development systems aligned with the SOSA technical standard, said Ram Rajan, senior vice president of engineering at Elma Electronic. “Developers will need a platform that offers easy access to test and design systems to meet Modular Open Systems Architecture (MOSA) initiatives. The better viewing angle and large number of slots in the mid-range CompacFrame puts this functionality at their fingertips,” he added.
Elma Electronic manufactures commercial, industrial and rugged electronic products for embedded systems and application-ready platforms – from components, embedded boards, backplanes, chassis and enclosures, power supplies, to fully integrated subsystems.
In addition to a wide product range, Elma also offers standard and custom cabinets and enclosures as well as precision components such as rotary switches/encoders, LEDs, front panels and small cases.
Elma leverages proven technology based on VITA, PICMG, and other standards-based architectures (i.e. OpenVPX, SOSA, VME, CompactPCI Serial, COM Express and PCIe/104) and is actively engaged in designing solutions for applications requiring smaller footprints.
Elma Electronic manages entire projects from initial system architecture to specification, design, manufacturing and test through its worldwide production facilities and sales offices. The company serves the mil/aero, industrial, research, telecom, medical and commercial markets and is certified to ISO 9001 and AS 9100.