Bustronic Announces 6-slot AdvancedTCA Backplane

Fremont, CA -- March 27, 2009

Elma Bustronic Corporation, an industry leading designer and manufacturer of high performance backplanes has announced a 6-slot AdvancedTCA Backplane in a Mesh topology. The flexible design also allows a Dual Star topology to be implemented.

The 6-slot ATCA backplane now features standard MicroTCA connectors used for connections to Elma’s IPM Sentry shelf manager. The small and dense connector minimizes the space used on the backplane. The 6-slot is compact enough to fit within a 5U horizontal ATCA enclosure, along with 2 shelf manager connectors within the card cage. This is among the densest ATCA design in the marketplace.

Compliant to the latest PICMG 3.0 specification, the 6-slot ATCA backplane features an 18-layer controlled-impedance stripline design. There are also connectors for SHMC, power entry, Sense, I2C Bus, IPMB, Ring, and fan trays. Bustronic also offers ATCA backplanes in 2, 5, and 14-slot Mesh configurations and a 14-slot Dual Star design.

About Bustronic, An Elma Company

Founded in 1989, Elma Bustronic specializes in the design and manufacture of high-performance backplanes. Elma Bustronic has a complete line of industry-standard backplanes, including CompactPCI, VME, VME64x, H.110 CT, VXI, VXS, and ATCA. Elma Bustronic’s custom design service combines creative engineering, highly sophisticated computer simulation and modern design techniques to offer customized backplanes that meet the most specialized system requirements. A member of the ELMA Electronic group, Elma Bustronic is located in Fremont, California. Elma Bustronic is a member of PICMG™, VITA, and the StarFabric Trade Association and can be found on the World Wide Web at www.Bustronic.com.