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Elma Adds Liquid Flow Through (LFT) Cooling to OpenVPX Development Platform

New chassis design accommodates up to six VITA 48.4 boards

Technical Highlights

  • Test & development platform for 6U OpenVPX Plug-In Modules requiring VITA 48.4 LFT cooling
  • Designed for proof of concept and development applications
  • Up to 6 Plug-In Modules can be accommodated

FREMONT, Calif., April 2019 – Elma Electronic Inc. has added liquid flow through cooling capabilities to its expanding line of OpenVPX development platforms. Designed to accept up to six 6U VPX modules on a 1” pitch, the new chassis also incorporates either a built-in power supply or a VITA 62 plug-in power module.

The VITA 48.x family of standards covers multiple cooling approaches. Ratified in July 2018, VITA 48.4 Liquid Flow Through (LFT) defines the basic dimensions, heat exchanger, mechanical assembly, and chassis interface for LFT cooling for 6U VPX Plug-In Modules. It specifies the dimensions and tolerances to ensure mechanical intermateability within associated subracks.

An integrated liquid-to-air heat exchanger on the development platform provides the needed fluid for cooling via quick disconnect (QD) coupling assemblies. The Plug-In Modules use liquid flowing through a core heat exchanger located within the heatsink of the module to cool the electronic components on the circuit boards. The QD coupling assemblies allow the connection to a chassis coolant inlet and outlet.

Ram Rajan, senior vice president of engineering for Elma Electronic, said, “As new industry standards are developed, our customers are looking for products that will help them put these standards into practice. The new LFT development platform is intended for proof of concept testing as well as development tasks, giving designers the ability to test and incorporate this new liquid cooling methodology successfully.”

The chassis’ built-in heat exchanger uses either water or a high flow rate water/glycol mixture to provide a cooling capacity of 500W. For easy system monitoring, a flow indicator shows whether liquid is circulating.

Optional backplanes can be built with wider slot pitches of 1.2” and 1.6” to accommodate wider plug-in modules.

For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/VITA484Chassis, contact sales at sales@elma.com, 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 embedded systems and application-ready platforms – from components, embedded boards, backplanes, chassis and enclosures, power supplies, to fully integrated subsystems.

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. OpenVPX, VME, CompactPCI Serial, ATCA, COM Express and PCIe/104). 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.



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