Elma Joins AXIe Consortium to Help Grow Existing Ecosystem

Company's powerful development tools will quicken AXIe product time to market

FREMONT, Calif., September 2013 – Elma Electronic Inc. has joined the AXIe Consortium to help promote and develop a robust ecosystem of AXIe products and systems for general purpose instrumentation and automated test equipment.

AXIe is an open system modular instrumentation standard based on AdvancedTCA that delivers high performance instrumentation for aerospace defense, high energy physics, semiconductor test and other industries.

Drawing on its extensive experience with AdvancedTCA systems, Elma has developed several important products to assist system integrators in quickly developing and deploying AXIe-based systems.

In addition to running a live AXIe system demo at Booth #220 during Autotestcon 2013, Elma is showcasing two distinct AXIe products that bring robust management capabilities to AXIe system development.

An IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) shelf manager card offers a redundant IPMB (Intelligent Platform Management Bus) for chassis developers needing power management, cooling control, electronic keying and event sensor logging.

For module developers, a new IPMI controller mezzanine card fits a standard AXIe-based module and can quickly deploy the required IPMI functionality, so users can focus on the unique attributes of their designs and provide customers with more value.

AXIe uses the same PCIe fabric and programming as PXI while enabling horizontal configurations for minimal rack space and vertical layouts for large systems. In addition to easily integrating with PXI, LXI and IVI, AXIe is compatible with AdvancedTCA. It offers high speed trigger, timing and local bus parameters as well as accommodates larger boards for the highest rack and power densities per rack inch.

Founded in 2009, the AXIe Consortium currently consists of a highly-focused group of companies joined together with the mission of facilitating the uses and benefits of AXIe-based systems to a variety of industry segments.

For more information, please visit www.elma.com/en/products/backplanes/other-archi[...], contact sales at [email protected], 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 the embedded systems market – from components, storage boards, backplanes and chassis platforms to fully integrated subsystems.

With one of the widest product ranges available in the embedded 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. VME, OpenVPX, CPCI, CompactPCI Serial, ATCA, MicroTCA and COM Express). 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.