New PXIe Backplane from Elma Bustronic Integrates PCIe into the PXI Architecture

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New PXIe Backplane from Elma Bustronic Integrates PCIe into the PXI Architecture

Ideal for next generation, highly integrated test equipment designs

FREMONT, Calif., April 2014 –Elma Bustronic has designed a new 3U 17-slot backplane to meet the PXI Express Hardware Specification Revision 1.0 (with X1 PCIe connections).

Designed for OEM embedded control and highly integrated test and measurement applications, the backplane integrates PCIe in to the PXI architecture. Specific uses include automated test equipment, GPIB-based modular instrumentation, signal generation and analysis as well as high channel-count measurement and data acquisition and control.

The new PXIe backplane features one system slot controller and one timing controller slot as well as 15 peripheral slots, each with a PCIe Gen 1 1X lane to the controller.  PXI Express, based on PCI Express, offers high-bandwidth PCI Express connections to modules, enabling up to 2.5 GB/s per direction to PXI Express and CompactPCI Express modules.

“Elma’s expertise in signal integrity and complex designs enables us to develop one of the first PXIe backplanes,” said Boris Micha, Product Line Manager Backplanes. “This solid design will accommodate the higher performance our customers require for their next generation system designs.”

In addition to the PXIe backplane, Elma offers chassis platforms and PXI compatible boards, and integration services.

For more information, please contact sales@elma.com or call (510) 656-3400.

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