Elma Electronic, an industry leading designer and manufacturer of high performance system platforms, has developed a new 4-slot CompactPCI Express (cPCIe) chassis in a 4U height.
The cPCIe chassis comes in a 19" rackmount or desktop style with the cards horizontally mounted. The cPCIe chassis features a 4-slot 3U CompactPCI Express backplane, bottom to top (3 x75 CFM) cooling, and advanced EMC shielding to meet CE, FCC and NEBS. The unit has 90 - 264 VAC or 48 VDC PSU inputs and fixed mount, plug in, or N+1 options. Shelf management is optional, with IPMI-based bus compliant to PICMG 2.9.
Based on the PICMG specification EXP.0, the cPCIe backplane has a system slot, one Type 1 slot, and two Type 2 slots. CompactPCI Express supports the next generation Intel PCI Express architecture in the familiar 6U-160 Eurocard form factor. CompactPCI Express connects cards via a serial point-to-point bus with a read-only bandwidth of up to (16x) 2.5 Gigabits/second or (8x) 2.5 Gigabits/second full duplex bandwidth.
CompactPCI Express provides support for several different card for factors with connectivity in 1x, 2x 4x, and 8x increments. Each link represents one full duplex 2.5 Gigabit/second interconnect path. Elma also offers a CompactPCI Express backplane in 6 slots. ELMA is available in Australia from Associated Controls (Australia) Pty. Ltd.