Modular Mission Computer from Elma Easily Provides Custom I/O

Multi-core processing combines with flexible configurations

Elma Electronic Inc. now offers the compact F-Series PCIe/104 Platform, a fanless, rugged mission computing platform that combines an innovative, highly configurable structure with Intel’s 4th generation Quad or Dual Core processor.

Using custom I/O panels, expandable sidewall modules and a host of application specific PC104e I/O expansion cards, the F-Series Platform can be easily modified to take on additional I/O including video compression and frame grabbers, ARINC and 1553 cards, Ethernet and Ethernet switching plus FPGA and GPGPU processing.

The new F-Series Platform takes full advantage of Intel’s cutting edge processor and all its capabilities, including the 8-series QM87 PCH chipset, making the system useful where multi-core processor performance is needed in space constrained, rugged or extended temperature environments.

By combining a suite of high speed I/O with a high performance HD4600 graphics engine, the F- Series enables unparalleled performance for countless applications.  These include radar and sonar processing; image signal processing; hyperspectral imaging; tactical command and control; surveillance and reconnaissance in defense; transportation, mining and industrial applications.

The rugged system platform incorporates a thermally conductive base as well as ribbed sidewalls and fins to provide convection and conduction cooling for superior thermal management.  The mission computer, which can withstand external temperatures of -40°C to +70°C, is designed to meet MIL-STD-810F, ensuring reliable performance in high shock and vibration applications.

Offered in three different modular chassis sizes to fit different configuration environments, Elma’s new F- Series Platform ensures optimal performance while meeting SWaP requirements.

The F-Series PCIe/104 Platform’s base board configuration supports:

  • Intel’s 4th generation Quad or Dual Core processor
  • Up to 8 GB DDR3
  • Type 1 Bottom-Stacking PCIe/104 with Gen2 PCIe x1 Lanes and Gen3 PEG x16
  • SATA with RAID capability
  • 2x Gigabit Ethernet  ports
  • 2x RS232 COM ports
  • 13x USB 2.0 total2x USB 3.0, backward USB 2.0 compatible
  • Onboard audio and video for , three independent displays
  • Discrete 16-bit GPIO Port
  • PCI Express Mini Card 1.2 Socket

Pricing for the F-Series PCIe/104 Platform starts at $4,500.00, configuration-dependent.  Lead time is 8 weeks ARO.

For more information, please visit, or call (510) 656-3400.

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About Elma Electronic Inc.
Elma Electronic Inc. is a global manufacturer of commercial, industrial and rugged electronic products for the embedded systems market – from components, storage boards, backplanes and chassis platforms to fully integrated subsystems.

With one of the widest product ranges available in the embedded industry, Elma also offers standard and custom cabinets and enclosures as well as precision components such as rotary switches/encoders, LEDs, front panels and small cases. 

Elma leverages proven technology based on VITA, PICMG, and other standards-based architectures (i.e. VME, OpenVPX, CPCI, CompactPCI Serial, ATCA, MicroTCA and COM Express). Elma is also actively engaged in designing solutions for applications requiring smaller footprints.

Elma Electronic manages entire projects from initial system architecture to specification, design, manufacturing and test through its worldwide production facilities and sales offices. The company serves the mil/aero, industrial, research, telecom, medical and commercial markets and is certified to ISO 9001 and AS 9100.

With U.S. headquarters in Fremont, Calif., the company maintains multiple sales, engineering and manufacturing operations in Atlanta, Ga., and Philadelphia, Pa.

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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