New PXIe Backplane from Elma Bustronic Integrates PCIe into the PXI Architecture

FREMONT, Calif. – Elma Bustronic has designed a new 3U 17-slot backplane to meet the PXI Express Hardware Specification Revision 1.0 (with X1 PCIe connections).

Designed for OEM embedded control and highly integrated test and measurement applications, the backplane integrates PCIe in to the PXI architecture. Specific uses include automated test equipment, GPIB-based modular instrumentation, signal generation and analysis as well as high channel-count measurement and data acquisition and control.

The new PXIe backplane features one system slot controller and one timing controller slot as well as 15 peripheral slots, each with a PCIe Gen 1 1X lane to the controller. PXI Express, based on PCI Express, offers high-bandwidth PCI Express connections to modules, enabling up to 2.5 GB/s per direction to PXI Express and CompactPCI Express modules.

“Elma’s expertise in signal integrity and complex designs enables us to develop one of the first PXIe backplanes,” said Boris Micha, Product Line Manager Backplanes. “This solid design will accommodate the higher performance our customers require for their next generation system designs.”

In addition to the PXIe backplane, Elma offers chassis platforms and PXI compatible boards, and integration services.

For more information, please contact or call (510) 656-3400.

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About Elma Electronic Inc.

Elma Electronic Inc. is a global manufacturer of commercial, industrial and rugged electronic products for the embedded systems market – from components, storage boards, backplanes and chassis platforms to fully integrated subsystems. Elma Bustronic is the company’s backplane division.

With one of the widest product ranges available in the embedded industry, 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. VME, OpenVPX, CPCI, CompactPCI Serial, ATCA, MicroTCA and COM Express). Elma is also 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.

With U.S. headquarters in Fremont, Calif., the company maintains multiple sales, engineering and manufacturing operations in Atlanta, Ga., and Philadelphia, Pa.