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VXS backplanes provide Ethernet control channel

Posted: 04 Oct 2010     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:VXS backplanes  Ethernet control channel  dual star 

Elma Bustronic Corp. introduces 20-slot VXS backplanes with a gigabit Ethernet control layer channel per VITA 41.6 featuring a dual star routing topology and 18-layer stripline design.

VXS backplane

The gigabit Ethernet control channel provides for out-of-band communication targeting system management, software and firmware upgrades, and initiating new processes on specific boards. The 7U high backplane also has power studs in 3.3V, 5V, 12V, and GND along the top and bottom of the backplane to allow for flexible power options.

Elma Bustronic also offers dual star topologies VXS backplanes in 8, 12, 18, 20, and 21 slots. VXS star backplanes include sizes in 5 slots and an 8-slot with one hub, 5 payload, and 2 legacy VME64x slots.

Other Elma Bustronic offerings for VXS include a switchless mesh, processor mesh, VXS/VPX hybrid backplanes, and extender card. The switchless VXS backplane has 3 point-to-point mesh slots and 2 legacy VME64x slots. All of the company's VXS backplanes offer compliance to the VITA 41.0 core specification.

Pricing for the 20-slot VXS backplane with control channel is under Rs.1,40,088.09 ($3000) in volume, depending on configuration. It has a lead-time of 4-6 weeks ARO.

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