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SOSA Aligned Development Platform Series from Elma Expanded to Include Midline CompacFrame

3U VPX mid-range platform accommodates up to eight cards with easy access for testing and development
Technology Highlights:
  • System development platform aligned with the SOSA™ Technical Standard, Edition 1.0
  • Up to eight air- or conduction-cooled slots for plug-in cards (PICs)
  • Tilted card cage for easier access and viewing
FREMONT, Calif., October 2021 – Elma Electronic Inc. is expanding its series of development platforms to include the 3U VPX mid-range CompacFrame that features up to eight slots. This larger platform is designed to accelerate the testing and development of plug-in cards (PICs) based on The Open Group Sensor Open Systems Architecture™ (SOSA), Edition 1.0, or any OpenVPX backplane.
“Now that the 1.0 release has been published, we expect to see an increased need for development systems aligned with the SOSA Technical Standard, said Ram Rajan, Sr. VP of Engineering with Elma Electronic Inc. “Developers will need a platform that offers easy access to test and design systems to meet Modular Open Systems Architecture (MOSA) initiatives. The better viewing angle and large number of slots in the mid-range CompacFrame puts this functionality at their fingertips.”
This lightweight unit, available with either a 6- or an 8-slot backplane, is tilted upwards by 5° for better viewing and card access. The user front panel interface is designed for easy access and includes voltage LEDs, monitoring and test points as well as reset and power switches. An integrated carrying handle ensures portability.
The midrange CompacFrame features a 1,400 W ATX-style PSU to power up to the OpenVPX cards or SOSA PICs and an SMA connector for PNT (timing) card.
The unit is equipped to accommodate various combinations of plug-in card cooling schemes, including VITA 48.1 convection, VITA 48.2 conduction and VITA 48.8 air flow-through (AFT) method. An optional rear accessible VITA 46.11 compliant Chassis Manager is available on all units for board diagnostics.
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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, embedded boards, backplanes, chassis and enclosures, power supplies, to fully integrated subsystems.
With one of the widest product ranges available in the embedded industry, Elma 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, SOSA™, VME, CompactPCI Serial, 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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