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ATCA Full Mesh Backplane Goes Pluggable

Providing 14 slots, the company's full-mesh ATCA backplane features full pluggability via an 18-layer stripline design with pluggable fan tray, shelf manager, and power entry connectors. Compliant to the PICMG 3.0 specification, the backplane exhibits a theoretical performance of 1 Tb/s. The company's Signal Integrity lab has performed simulation and backplane characterization to ensure this level of performance by way of a unique ATCA probe card that reportedly makes accurate and sophisticated measurement possible. Dual Star or Mesh configurations are feasible within this same backplane. Other features include power levels of 150W to 200W per board and 3 kW per chassis and support for larger (8U x 280 mm) boards on a 1.2-mm pitch. Pricing is under $2,000 each depending on volume and configuration. ELMA BUSTRONIC CORP., Fremont, CA. (510) 490-7388.


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