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Elma Electronic is an industry expert in high-performance backplanes and related system accessories. We offer our customers a unique level of design and manufacturing expertise. We are at the leading edge of design innovations and new standardized backplane architecture development while forging key partnerships with other industry leaders. Our standard backplanes are based on VITA and PICMG® open standards, which include OpenVPX™, SOSA™, VME64x, VME, CompactPCI® Serial, CompactPCI®, and AdvancedTCA® architectures. We are a key VITA Technologies contributor member for the definition and development of OpenVPX™ and SOSA™ standards.

Elma also offers carrier card design expertise, rigid-flex, and RTM designs, as well as various test/development accessories. Services offered include contract assembly/build-to-print, simulation, testing, and custom design.

Elma’s design engineers are experts at developing custom backplanes to meet your specifications, from initial concept to volume production. These designs serve a wide array of industries, including aerospace, military, industrial automation, telecommunications, medical, and high-performance computers. Since 2000, Elma USA and Elma Germany have been leveraging each other’s expertise and when appropriate, sharing resources. This combination offers one of the best teams in high-speed and high-complexity backplanes in the world.

Elma’s in-house engineering team has decades of experience in high-speed backplane design, layout, signal integrity optimization, mechanical design, thermal management, power distribution, interconnect layout, and advanced connector selection.

Elma received several Innovators Awards from Military & Aerospace Electronics for OpenVPX, CMOSS, and SOSA aligned backplanes, development platforms and Signal Integrity Characterization Probe Card.

Our award-winning design and testing capabilities make Elma the best choice for your next advanced backplane designs and systems solutions.


WHY CHOOSE ELMA for your backplane needs:

  • Vast experience in various open and custom architectures
  • Renowned quality and design expertise
  • State of the art assembly and testing equipment
  • Local service, global reach
  • In-house design, production, & testing
  • Flexibility - excellent service whether you buy one piece or thousands