Elma Bustronic has been busy lately with both VXS (Elma Delivers A Full Mesh Backplane and VXS Extender, ED Online #11994) and MicroTCA (MicroTCA Backplane Offers 14 Slots, ED Online #13457). The company is part of a larger organization that includes Optima EPS. At Bus and Board, Elma/Optima EPS was showing off its MicroTCA cabinet enclosure.
The highlight was the MicroTCA 19-in. cabinet. It has a 44U height, 750-mm width and a 300-mm depth. It accepts 10 MicroTCA single width subracks. This can handle 120 full-size AMC modules or 240 compact modules. The cabinet can hold up to 6 KW of head exchangers and fan-based cooling support.