New MicroTCA Portable Tower Chassis


FREMONT, California - Elma Electronic Inc., a global manufacturer of electronic packaging products, has announced a new MicroTCA Portable Tower. The first of its kind in the industry, the Tower features a carrying handle for easy portability.

The Type 32M MicroTCA Portable Tower is ideal as a development chassis. Utilizing Elma's modular extrusion-based design, the chassis facilitates a wide rage of configurations. It allows up to 6 AdvancedMC's in the full size format. The modules could be either single or double width format in the same backplane. With two MicroTCA Carrier Hubs (MCH), the backplane has a Dual Star architecture. There are also redundant power modules, connections for two cooling units and M4 power bolts. The MCH slots come in 1-4 tongue styles.

The Type 32M features advanced EMC shielding, scratch-resistant vinyl clad aluminum covers, and power components. Cooling is achieved with 2 x 90 CFM fans. Elma has performed thermal simulations to ensure the optimal performance.

The lead-time is 6-8 weeks.

About Elma Electronic
Elma Electronic Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of enclosures, backplanes, cabinets, cases, and "ready-to-run" packaging for CPCI, Rugged COTS, VME/64x, VXI, PC and custom bus structures.
Elma's component product line offers a wide selection of top quality switches knobs and LED arrays. The company has been a worldwide supplier of dependable, high performance products for over 35 years. Elma operates three facilities in the continental United States plus has locations in Switzerland, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Israel.


• Temperature: 0°C to +50°C • Altitude: 6000 ft. (1,829m) • Humidity: 5% to 95% Non condensing • Shock: 10 G's @ 11ms • Vibration: 1.0 G's @ 10 to 330 Hz • Agencies: Designed to meet UL 1950, FCC, A, B, CE
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