Elma Electronic – Rugged Design Comes in Many Forms

Elma serves the Military/Aerospace market for its five divisions – Backplanes, Systems Platforms, Cabinet Enclosures, Enclosures & Cases, and Rotary Switches. The company is reputed for its high-quality design and superb reliability.

System Platforms

The Systems group provides platform solutions using standards based architectures such as ATCA and MicroTCA, and VME, CompactPCI, and VPX/OpenVPX. Board level products include COTS and rugged SBCs, Ethernet switches, storage, and FPGA based I/O solutions, designed to provide application ready development platforms and deployable embedded subsystems. Our extensive chassis product offering is unparalleled in the industry: rugged COTS 19” rackmount chassis, ATR boxes, and non-rugged and lab appropriate chassis and enclosures. The 12R2 series is an extrusion- based mod¬ular design, which provides a cost-effective way to customize designs. The ATR boxes are based on a rugged aluminum dip braised construction to perform in the most demanding environments. Elma’s rugged chassis platforms meet the EMI/ RFI requirements for MIL-STD-461D, and shock and vibration according to MIL-STD-167, MIL-STD-810F and MIL-STD-910D. Our popular Type 32 towers and E-Frame chassis are perfect for new board-level and system development in the lab.

Elma is capable of quickly turning projects from initial system architecture through to specification, design, manufacturing and test. We also work with you to manage the entire project including EOL issues, spares inventory and lifecycle management. Elma is truly qualified to offer the widest range of best of class products and by teaming with our partners, we provide complete standard or custom integrated embedded sub-system platforms to meet your requirements.


Cabinet Enclosures & Consoles

Elma also specializes in Mil/Aero rugged cabinet enclosure designs through our Optima EPS division. The Optima M series MILSPEC Cabinet System is a unique modular construction designed to exceed military standards and can adapt to the equipment-mounting and protection needs of virtually any electronic system. It can accommodate customer specific requirements for: EMC shielding, shock and vibration, mobility, thermal management, power distribution/ conditioning and I/O cabling per the application MIL-STD’s. Because custom designs are based on proven design concepts the cost, schedule and performance risks are substantially reduced.

Optima also provides desk systems and consoles for defense applications. The designs feature shock mounting, EMI/RFI shielding, thicker gauge material and other ruggedization provisions.



Elma’s backplane division, Bustronic, is renowned for its highperformance designs for Mil/Aero applications. The company offers standard and custom architectures including VME/64x, cPCI, VXS, VPX, ATCA, MTCA and more. Design considerations are conformal coating for protection, stiffeners, and special power or shielding options.



Elma also offers various components for defense applications, including front panels, handles, switches, encoders, and LEDs. When it comes to mission-critical applications, Elma’s rugged reliable components are a must. With intelligent design, quality rugged materials, and precision manufacturing, Elma’s designs are robust and long-lasting.


Contact Information

Elma Electronic Inc.

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

tele: 510-565-3400
fax: 510-656-3783

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