Elma Announces New “E-Frame” Open Access Test Chassis



FREMONT, California, Oct 26, 2007 – Elma Electronic Inc., a global manufacturer of
electronic packaging products, has announced a new open frame chassis for test/debugging.
The unit does not have side or back walls around the card cage area, leaving it open for
easy access.

The E-frame was designed with the high (and flexible) power and cooling requirements
for VPX (VITA 46/48) systems. However, any 3U or 6U backplanes can be used. This includes
VME/64x, VXS, CompactPCI, and other backplane architectures. The Type 11E Portable Tower
has a convenient carrying handle.

With a rugged modular aluminum construction, the E-frame tower can support up to 21
slots at .8″ or 17 slots at 1″ pitch. There are front accessible test points and
monitoring LEDs for all VME, VPX, VXS, and cPCI voltages. This includes +3.3V, +/-5V, +/-
12V, +/- 24V, and +/- 48VDC. The E-frame features high performance cooling with 3 x 150
CFM fans under the card cage. The fans are speed controlled with fan fail indication. A
system monitor with remote monitoring via Ethernet capability is optional.

The black-coated powder coated finish of the E-frame enhances aesthetics. Other
features include a Rear A/C PEM (Power Entry Module) with fuses, GND Stud, Front located
ESD jacks. The unit also offers full RTM (rear transition module) support.

About Elma Electronic

Elma Electronic Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of enclosures, backplanes,
cabinets, cases, and “ready-to-run” packaging for ATCA, CPCI, MicroTCA, Rugged COTS,
VME/64x, VXS, VPX, and custom bus structures. Elma’s component product line offers a wide
selection of top quality switches knobs and LED arrays. The company has been a worldwide
supplier of dependable, high performance products for over 35 years. Elma operates three
facilities in the continental United States plus has locations in Switzerland, Germany,
France, the United Kingdom and Israel.

Elma Electronic Inc. is located at 44350 Grimmer Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538 USA. Telephone (510) 656-3400 – Fax (510) 656-3783. www.elma.com

Contact Information

Elma Electronic Inc.

44350 S. Grimmer Blvd.
Fremont, CA, 94538
United States

tele: 510-565-3400
fax: 510-656-3783
sales@elma.com
www.elma.com

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