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Platform for Railway Applications Provides Modular Building Blocks in a Rugged Open Standard Platform

Application-specific configurations enable tailored CompactPCI Serial-based systems

ESP-A-8433 ELOS Modular CompactPCI Enclosure

Technical Highlights

  • Flexible configurations meet diverse needs of railway, automotive and industrial environments
  • Rugged construction for harsh, mobile embedded environments
  • Cost-efficient, modular construction, even in small quantities

FREMONT, Calif., October 2019 – To meet the growing number of distributed power requirements across different embedded computing applications, Elma Electronic has introduced the ELOS CompactPCI Serial-based system platform. The rugged chassis offers cost-efficient modularity with a rich ecosystem of building blocks from multiple board vendors for a number of railway, automotive and industrial applications.

With several variants available in the design, ELOS can ship with a choice of a 2- or 3-slot backplane, three enclosure sizes and four different power supply configurations. The enclosure is available with output voltages of 12 V, 24 V or 48 V as well as output power up to 75 W. This wide range of available configurations enables custom-built designs for a diverse set of rugged and mobile applications without proprietary interfaces of form factors.

Steve Gudknecht, Product Marketing Manager, Systems, for Elma, noted, “Our customers need affordable choices as well as flexibility in their embedded systems, even in small quantities. We met this need with ELOS, which uses our modular building blocks concept to break the boundaries of rugged CompactPCI Serial-based systems with the diverse set of CPU boards, peripheral cards and power supplies that it can accommodate.”

Adhering to flexible design principles, the ELOS platform can be constructed to meet a variety of system requirements. A typical configuration consists of a rugged enclosure as well as a backplane, power supply and the needed CompactPCI Serial CPU, peripheral and mezzanine cards to achieve the application’s intended functionality.

The fully-enclosed system is constructed of extruded aluminum and can be passively or actively cooled, offering up to three 3U slots as well as a bay for the power supply.

Typically featuring a three-slot backplane, ELOS can be designed with a two-slot backplane with a system slot in the center of the housing for applications where a mezzanine card is stacked on the CPU. Although optimized for a CompactPCI Serial backplane, the system can accommodate almost any backplane technology.

Pricing and delivery are dependent on configuration.

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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, instrument cases and chassis platforms to embedded boards, backplanes and fully integrated subsystems.

With one of the widest product ranges available in the industry, Elma offers 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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