FREMONT, Calif., 4 March 2011. Elma Bustronic Corp. in Fremont, Calif., is introducing a six-slot 3U OpenVPX backplane with a twisted-ring routing topology. The backplane complies with VITA 65 specifications for OpenVPX.The six-slot backplane has configurable thin pipe links for distributed Gigabit Ethernet to slot one through slot five, and two fat pipes for rear I/O.In slots one to five any or all of the P-1 thin pipes (x2 channels) assigned to the control channel star can be reconfigured as rear I/O by removing zero ohm SMT shunts. In slots one to five all P-2 differential pairs are available on the rear side for I/O.
The OpenVPX backplane also has a Gigabit Ethernet control plane providing a separate star or dual star network for out-of-band communication for system management, software and firmware upgrades, and initiating processes on specific boards.
For more information contact Elma Bustronic online at www.bustronic.com.