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

Application-specific configurations enable tailored CompactPCI Serial-based systems

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The ELOS CompactPCI Serial-based system platform offers cost-efficient modularity with a rich ecosystem of building blocks from multiple board vendors for a number of railway, automotive and industrial applications. 

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.

For more information, please contact sales.

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