Elma Electronic Inc.

AdvancedTCA System Platforms

Compatible Operating Systems: Linux, VxWorks, Windows, VMWares
Specification Compliance: PICMG 3.0, AXIe

Elma’s ATCA platforms are compliant to PICMG 3.0 and are based on a modular design offering a wide range of chassis configurations. Elma’s ATCA platforms are designed to support 90-235 VAC or 48 VDC power. Horizontal configurations are available from 2U to 8U and up to 8 slots, whereas the 19” rackmount vertical platforms are between 12U and 15U, depending on power and cooling configurations.

A choice of backplane fabric topologies (star, dual star, mesh full & replicated) support up to 40 Gbps data rates. Elma’s platforms can support 300+W per slot cooling; each unit is shipped with N+1 redundant power modules, and an optional redundant shelf manager is also available.

Elma’s ATCA System Platforms are based on a proven design concept which reduces program risk (time and cost). Typical applications in which Elma’s platforms are ideally suited are: edge core, transport and data center; wireless, wireline, and optical network elements, even ground mobile communications and high end instrumentation (AXIe).

Customers take advantage of Elma’s well established partnerships with premier industry suppliers to develop and deploy integrated and pre-configured ATCA systems with processor blades, storage, network switches, and other I/O requirements. The company can supply an integrated platform all the way up to the cabinet level.

Extensive thermal testing is conducted at the main manufacturing facilities. Elma’s considerable experience delivering solutions to the mil/aero markets makes them ideal choice for companies considering deploying ATCA based communications systems in defense related applications.


  • Wide range of chassis configurations based on a modular design enables faster time to market
  • Proven design concept reduces program risk by offering time and cost savings
  • Choice of backplane fabric topologies (star, dual star, mesh full & replicated; support for up to 40 Gbs backplane options
  • Support for AXIe instrumentation architecture
  • Superior thermal performance qualified through extensive in-house testing



  • 2U – 8U horizontal configurations, 13U – 15U vertical configurations. AC & DC options
  • 300+W/slot cooling, and N+1 redundant power entry modules (PEMs)
  • Optional, redundant system manager(s)
  • Can be integrated with customer specified or off the shelf boards from industry partners
  • Designed to meet FCC & NEBS EMC requirements. Some platforms designed to meet MIL requirements for Comms on the Move (COTM) systems


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Edge of the Network; transport and data centers, wireless/WiFi, wireline, and optical network elements. Ground based mission communications in military deployments. Meets MOSA and COTS requirements. Support for AXIe instrumentation standard.

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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