Elma Electronic, Inc.  

Fremont,  CA 
United States
http://www.elma.com
  • Booth: 936

Elma designs and builds application-ready embedded computers for unmanned systems. Our rugged construction in small boxes and 19” rackmount use COTS Open Standards - OpenVPX, COM Express, and PCIe/104 for example. We offer a full range of SBCs, networking, storage, and FPGA-based I/O. Elma designs to meet EMI/RFI, shock & vibration standards.


 Press Releases

  • Cisco, Dell and VITA computer systems drive Elma’s rack-level integration

     

    FREMONT, Calif., October 2014 – Elma Electronic Inc. now offers rack-level integration services that enable deployment of commercial equipment in rugged and mobile environments. Providing configuration control and lifecycle management as well as intricate custom I/O and cabling, Elma supports the installation of its rack-level integrated systems from start to finish.

     

    As commercial computing equipment from companies like Dell and Cisco makes its way into rugged environments, designers are looking for racking solutions for rugged, military and seismic environments. Equally important is the ability to work with a supplier who can source, build and support a high-mix range of architectures and computing elements in a rack system.

     

    Elma’s rack-level systems can be configured with equipment from Cisco, Dell and others, carefully tailored to a customer’s implementation requirements. Elma is a Cisco STI Partner.

     

    Elma’s integrated rack-level systems are successfully deployed in a number of mission-critical applications including flight training, shipboard and ground communications, test instrumentation, transportation and emergency services.  They also ensure reliable operation in mobile equipment as well as broadcasting and telecom applications.

     

    Depending on application requirements, each tailored rack can use a number of system elements including servers, storage bays, routers and Ethernet switches, power supplies as well as a keyboard and monitor. 

     

    For added reliability in critical applications, Elma’s cabinets are available in a range of designs to appropriately meet environmental requirements.  These include several defense and industrial specifications such as MIL-STD-901D, MIL-STD-810F, MIL-STD-167 and MIL-STD-461 as well as NEBS Level 3 Zone 4, GR-63-CORE and AREMA/CENELEC.

     

    The support team at Elma reviews and designs all cabling and I/O parameters to ensure competing requirements don’t impact overall performance.  Areas analyzed include signal integrity, isolation timing and speed as well as airflow, strain relief and ease of movement if sliding bays are required.

     

    All functional testing and verification of the rack, from the board up to the complete system, is performed prior to shipment to confirm that the cabinet is application-ready.

     

    Complete documentation packages are delivered with every integrated rack-level system from Elma. 

               

    Technical Specifications:

    • Integrated, ruggedized racks use cost-effective COTS components (Cisco, Dell)
    • Complex cabling and I/O designed and tested prior to delivery
    • Racks designed to meet several MIL-STD and environmental specifications
    • Full system functional testing and verification ensures application-ready cabinet

     

    Pricing and delivery of a rugged, integrated rack-level system is dependent upon configuration.

     

    For more information, please visit www.bit.ly/IntegratedRackSystems, contact sales at sales@elma.com, or call (510) 656-3400.

     

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    READER SERVICE INQUIRIES: Sales Department; Elma Electronic Inc.; (510) 656-3400; sales@elma.com

     

    About Elma Electronic Inc.

    Elma Electronic Inc. is a global manufacturer of commercial, industrial and rugged electronic products for the embedded systems and wider electronics markets – from components, instrument cases and chassis platforms to embedded boards, backplanes and fully integrated subsystems.

     

    With one of the widest product ranges available in the industry, Elma offers also offers standard and custom cabinets and enclosures as well as precision components such as rotary switches/encoders, LEDs, front panels and small cases. 

     

    Elma leverages proven technology based on VITA, PICMG, and other standards-based architectures (i.e. VME, OpenVPX, CPCI, CompactPCI Serial, ATCA, MicroTCA and COM Express). Elma is also actively engaged in designing solutions for applications requiring smaller footprints.

     

    Elma Electronic manages entire projects from initial system architecture to specification, design, manufacturing and test through its worldwide production facilities and sales offices. The company serves the mil/aero, industrial, research, telecom, medical and commercial markets and is certified to ISO 9001 and AS 9100.

     

    With U.S. headquarters in Fremont, Calif., the company maintains multiple sales, engineering and manufacturing operations in Atlanta, Ga., and Philadelphia, Pa.

  • SureLock securely holds circuit cards in place in rugged environments

     

    Munich, Germany, November 2014 – At electronica this week, Elma Electronic is showcasing the first in its family of SureLock multi-segment, extruded aluminum retaining devices.  The new 325 Series securely holds in place printed circuit boards (PCBs) mounted directly to the board and slid into a channel in the cold plate.

     

    A simple turn of a screw enables SureLock to expand and securely hold the card assembly in place, eliminating tooling costs in most implementations. This provides a uniform retention force across SureLock’s entire length to continually protect cards subject to extreme shock and vibration typically found in rugged and harsh computing environments.

     

    The superior, lightweight design facilitates conduction cooling by transferring heat from a circuit card to a cold plate or to an enclosure’s extruded side walls, and makes the 325 Series highly useful in compact, mobile applications as well.

     

    The first of several models and styles, the 325 Series features a 0.250" X 0.260" nominal cross-section, with a guaranteed minimum expansion to 0.325".   The new series is available in custom lengths from 2.15" to 12.99".   Other options include hex drive style, mounting holes and types, length and finishes as well as a visual indicator, a locking element or a captive feature, if required.

     

    “This new family of retainers gives our customers a cost-effective, flexible board holding system tailored to their rugged applications, without tooling costs in most cases,” noted Walter Podbelski, Elma’s director of business development. “And, the multiple size and configuration options will accommodate most rugged enclosures.”

     

    All Elma SureLocks are designed to conform to the DLA standard DSCC-DWG-89024 and are DFARS specialty metal compliant in their native state.

     

    Typical SureLock Applications

    • In-flight aerospace electronics (commercial and military)
    • Mobile communication systems and networks
    • Railway electronic systems (positive train controls)
    • Electronic monitoring, control and guidance equipment
    • Conduction cooled small form factor systems
    • Police and fire networks
    • Satellite and space electronic systems

     

    Pricing for the new SureLock 325 Series starts at $18 in low volumes. Delivery is stock to three weeks ARO.

     

    For more information, please visit www.bit.ly/ElmaSureLock, contact sales at sales@elma.com or call (510) 656-3400.

     

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    Upcoming Elma Tradeshows: http://www.elma.com/en/events/

     

    READER SERVICE INQUIRIES: Sales Department; Elma Electronic Inc.; (510) 656-3400; sales@elma.com

     

    About Elma Electronic Inc.

    Elma Electronic Inc. is a global manufacturer of commercial, industrial and rugged electronic products for embedded systems and application-ready platforms – from components, storage boards, backplanes, chassis and enclosures to fully integrated subsystems.

     

    With one of the widest product ranges available in the embedded industry, Elma also offers standard and custom cabinets and enclosures as well as precision components such as rotary switches/encoders, LEDs, front panels and small cases. 

     

    Elma leverages proven technology based on VITA, PICMG, and other standards-based architectures (i.e. VME, OpenVPX, CPCI, CompactPCI Serial, ATCA, MicroTCA and COM Express). Elma is also actively engaged in designing solutions for applications requiring smaller footprints.

     

    Elma Electronic manages entire projects from initial system architecture to specification, design, manufacturing and test through its worldwide production facilities and sales offices. The company serves the mil/aero, industrial, research, telecom, medical and commercial markets and is certified to ISO 9001 and AS 9100.

     

    With U.S. headquarters in Fremont, Calif., the company maintains multiple sales, engineering and manufacturing operations in Atlanta, Ga., and Philadelphia, Pa.

  • Rugged Cisco-based routers and computers bring IP-based data, voice and video networking to mobile vehicular environments.

    Elma Electronic Inc. now offers a modular, high performance embedded computer packaged for applications in demanding mobile environments. 

    The modular COM Express-based computer includes a Cisco-certified routing engine complete with the full suite of mobile routing protocols essential for network attached equipment on the move. Elma is an approved Cisco Solutions Technology Partner.

    By combining a rich set of standard I/O and Intel’s 4th Generation processing power and graphics support with a ruggedized, compact design, the system in ideal for demanding mobile environments in defense, industry, homeland security and agriculture.

    Mobile users can quickly establish ad hoc networks as nodes, significantly facilitating communication, and SSD storage is expandable to 64 GB to meet system requirements.

    The modular system uses industry standard Type 6 COM Express, XMC/PMC and miniPCIe modules to keep initial engineering costs low as well as protect future computing upgrades.  Designed for adaptability, the S50G-1 includes a PMC/XMC site to facilitate quick functional requirement changes, dual miniPCIe sites for a wide range of additional I/O and Elma’s unique mid I/O card that eliminates the typical carrier design for high speed XMC I/O signals.

    The familiar Cisco’s IOS software helps to reduce training expenses. 

    The COM Express-based computer provides dual band WiFi connection for maximum transmit and receive ranges in wireless networks. Support for CANbus enables intra-vehicular communication between essential electronic assets on board.

    Packaged in a small, sealed and lightweight chassis, the COM Express S50G-1 is SWaP-optimized for space constrained applications.  The platform comes in passive conduction cooled or in a fanless thermal design.

    Technical Specifications:

    • Cisco-certified routing engine
    • 4th generation Intel Core i5 processor
    • CANbus support for intra-vehicular electronics systems communication
    • Robust I/O for modular, cost-saving design
    • SWaP-optimized for space constrained applications.

    Contact Elma sales for pricing details.  Delivery is 4 to 6 weeks ARO.

    For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/ElmaS50G1, contact sales at sales@elma.com, or call (510) 656-3400.

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  • Elma’s expanded line provides flexible, cost-effective systems

     

    FREMONT, Calif., May 2015 – Elma Electronic Inc. has expanded its line of Cisco routing solutions to include a series of fanless, compact systems that reliably deliver fast, secure network performance in mission-critical applications.

     

    As an approved Cisco Solutions Technology Integrator (STI) partner, Elma combines its expertise in system integration, networking technology and packaging design across a wide range of environments with the proven solutions of Cisco mobile routing.

     

    One of the systems offers two routing ports and three switching ports in a SWaP-optimized, rugged chassis used in harsh environments such as defense, mining, emergency services and disaster recovery operations.

     

    For enhanced connectivity options, another system incorporates the same rugged design, while adding up to 25 additional ports, including two Gigabit Ethernet ports. The functional and mechanical construction is modular, enabling custom configurations such as CPU options for complete mission systems as well as additional application specific I/O options and high capacity data storage.

     

    Using the proven Cisco Enterprise IOS and Mobile Ready Net capabilities, the new router family delivers highly secure data, voice and video communications to stationary and mobile nodes across wired and wireless links at the network edge. Cisco certified routing protocols enable nodes to quickly adapt to changing network topologies and establish ad hoc networks as nodes move in and out of a fixed network infrastructure.

     

    Radio aware routing and dynamic link control protocols ensure reliable, efficient routing for critical data delivery in real-time, time-sensitive applications.  While the use of the familiar Cisco IOS software eases training expenses, Elma’s experience in small form factor system design and embedded computing helps to keep integration costs low while delivering rugged, high performance computing platforms.

     

    Technical Specifications:

    • Cisco-certified routing engine
    • SWaP-optimized for space constrained environments
    • Reliable, secure data transmission for critical applications
    • Operating temperature: -40°C to +71°C (to +85°C for storage)
    • Shock to 40 Gs; 11 ms
    • Vibration from 10 Hz to 2,000 Hz
    • Passive cooling (no fans)

     

    Pricing is dependent upon configuration. Delivery is 10 to 12 weeks ARO.

     

    For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/ElmaCiscoPlatforms, contact sales at sales@elma.com, or call (510) 656-3400.

     

    Get our updates: http://www.linkedin.com/company/elma-electronic

     

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    Upcoming Elma Tradeshows: http://www.elma.com/en/events/

     

    About Elma Electronic Inc.

    Elma Electronic Inc. is a global manufacturer of commercial, industrial and rugged electronic products for embedded systems and application-ready platforms – from components, storage boards, backplanes, chassis and enclosures to fully integrated subsystems.

     

    With one of the widest product ranges available in the embedded industry, Elma also offers standard and custom cabinets and enclosures as well as precision components such as rotary switches/encoders, LEDs, front panels and small cases. 

     

    Elma leverages proven technology based on VITA, PICMG, and other standards-based architectures (i.e. OpenVPX, VME, CompactPCI Serial, ATCA, MicroTCA, COM Express and PCIe/104). Elma is also actively engaged in designing solutions for applications requiring smaller footprints.

     

    Elma Electronic manages entire projects from initial system architecture to specification, design, manufacturing and test through its worldwide production facilities and sales offices. The company serves the mil/aero, industrial, research, telecom, medical and commercial markets and is certified to ISO 9001 and AS 9100.

     

    With U.S. headquarters in Fremont, Calif., the company maintains multiple sales, engineering and manufacturing operations in Atlanta, Ga., and Philadelphia, Pa.


 Products

  • Rugged Cisco Router
    Compact, mobile IP router based on Embedded Services and certified mobile IP routing protocols from Cisco. Radio Aware routing QoS support IPv4 & IPv6 support. For deployment in harsh environments where establishing a mobile network is critical....

  • Cisco certified rugged, mobile routing and switching plus the packaging and integration know how of Elma Electronic. 

    As a Cisco qualified Solution Technology Integrator partner, Elma offers a range of rugged, embedded computing systems designed for deployment in harsh environments, leveraging the reliability and unmatched performance of Cisco's 5915 embedded router and 2020 switch for mobile applications. Featuring Cisco IOS® software and Mobile Ready Net capabilities, each system enables highly secure data, voice, and video communications for rugged mobile network nodes across wired and wireless links.

    Systems ranging from ultra rugged to light industrial meet the critical need for on-demand network connectivity for industrial, commercial, military, homeland-security, and emergency-response applications. Choose from basic router only configurations to fully configured compute platforms that also include leading edge CPU and application I/O feature sets.

  • Rugged, Integrated Rack-Level System
    Elma Electronic Inc. now offers rack-level integration services that enable deployment of commercial equipment in rugged and mobile environments....

  • Providing configuration control and lifecycle management as well as intricate custom I/O and cabling, Elma supports the installation of its rack-level integrated systems from start to finish.

     

    As commercial computing equipment from companies like Dell and Cisco makes its way into rugged environments, designers are looking for racking solutions for rugged, military and seismic environments. Equally important is the ability to work with a supplier who can source, build and support a high-mix range of architectures and computing elements in a rack system.

     

    Elma’s rack-level systems can be configured with equipment from Cisco, Dell and others, carefully tailored to a customer’s implementation requirements. Elma is a Cisco STI Partner.

     

    Elma’s integrated rack-level systems are successfully deployed in a number of mission-critical applications including flight training, shipboard and ground communications, test instrumentation, transportation and emergency services.  They also ensure reliable operation in mobile equipment as well as broadcasting and telecom applications.

     

    Depending on application requirements, each tailored rack can use a number of system elements including servers, storage bays, routers and Ethernet switches, power supplies as well as a keyboard and monitor. 

     

    For added reliability in critical applications, Elma’s cabinets are available in a range of designs to appropriately meet environmental requirements.  These include several defense and industrial specifications such as MIL-STD-901D, MIL-STD-810F, MIL-STD-167 and MIL-STD-461 as well as NEBS Level 3 Zone 4, GR-63-CORE and AREMA/CENELEC.

     

    The support team at Elma reviews and designs all cabling and I/O parameters to ensure competing requirements don’t impact overall performance.  Areas analyzed include signal integrity, isolation timing and speed as well as airflow, strain relief and ease of movement if sliding bays are required.

     

    All functional testing and verification of the rack, from the board up to the complete system, is performed prior to shipment to confirm that the cabinet is application-ready.

     

    Complete documentation packages are delivered with every integrated rack-level system from Elma. 

               

    Technical Specifications:

    • Integrated, ruggedized racks use cost-effective COTS components (Cisco, Dell)
    • Complex cabling and I/O designed and tested prior to delivery
    • Racks designed to meet several MIL-STD and environmental specifications
    • Full system functional testing and verification ensures application-ready cabinet

     

    Pricing and delivery of a rugged, integrated rack-level system is dependent upon configuration.

     

    For more information, please visit www.bit.ly/IntegratedRackSystems, contact sales at sales@elma.com, or call (510) 656-3400.

  • New Series of Expandable PCB Retainers
    The new 325 Series securely holds in place printed circuit boards (PCBs) mounted directly to the board and slid into a channel in the cold plate....

  • A simple turn of a screw enables SureLock to expand and securely hold the card assembly in place, eliminating tooling costs in most implementations. This provides a uniform retention force across SureLock’s entire length to continually protect cards subject to extreme shock and vibration typically found in rugged and harsh computing environments.

     

    The superior, lightweight design facilitates conduction cooling by transferring heat from a circuit card to a cold plate or to an enclosure’s extruded side walls, and makes the 325 Series highly useful in compact, mobile applications as well.

     

    The first of several models and styles, the 325 Series features a 0.250" X 0.260" nominal cross-section, with a guaranteed minimum expansion to 0.325".   The new series is available in custom lengths from 2.15" to 12.99".   Other options include hex drive style, mounting holes and types, length and finishes as well as a visual indicator, a locking element or a captive feature, if required.

     

    “This new family of retainers gives our customers a cost-effective, flexible board holding system tailored to their rugged applications, without tooling costs in most cases,” noted Walter Podbelski, Elma’s director of business development. “And, the multiple size and configuration options will accommodate most rugged enclosures.”

     

    All Elma SureLocks are designed to conform to the DLA standard DSCC-DWG-89024 and are DFARS specialty metal compliant in their native state.

     

    Typical SureLock Applications

    • In-flight aerospace electronics (commercial and military)
    • Mobile communication systems and networks
    • Railway electronic systems (positive train controls)
    • Electronic monitoring, control and guidance equipment
    • Conduction cooled small form factor systems
    • Police and fire networks
    • Satellite and space electronic systems

     

    Pricing for the new SureLock 325 Series starts at $18 in low volumes. Delivery is stock to three weeks ARO.

     

    For more information, please visit www.bit.ly/ElmaSureLock, contact sales at sales@elma.com or call (510) 656-3400.

  • Elma expanded line of Cisco routing solutions
    As an approved Cisco Solutions Technology Integrator (STI) partner, Elma combines its expertise in system integration, networking technology and packaging design across a wide range of environments with the proven solutions of Cisco mobile routing....

  • One of the systems offers two routing ports and three switching ports in a SWaP-optimized, rugged chassis used in harsh environments such as defense, mining, emergency services and disaster recovery operations.

     

    For enhanced connectivity options, another system incorporates the same rugged design, while adding up to 25 additional ports, including two Gigabit Ethernet ports. The functional and mechanical construction is modular, enabling custom configurations such as CPU options for complete mission systems as well as additional application specific I/O options and high capacity data storage.

     

    Using the proven Cisco Enterprise IOS and Mobile Ready Net capabilities, the new router family delivers highly secure data, voice and video communications to stationary and mobile nodes across wired and wireless links at the network edge. Cisco certified routing protocols enable nodes to quickly adapt to changing network topologies and establish ad hoc networks as nodes move in and out of a fixed network infrastructure.

     

    Radio aware routing and dynamic link control protocols ensure reliable, efficient routing for critical data delivery in real-time, time-sensitive applications.  While the use of the familiar Cisco IOS software eases training expenses, Elma’s experience in small form factor system design and embedded computing helps to keep integration costs low while delivering rugged, high performance computing platforms.

     

    Technical Specifications:

    • Cisco-certified routing engine
    • SWaP-optimized for space constrained environments
    • Reliable, secure data transmission for critical applications
    • Operating temperature: -40°C to +71°C (to +85°C for storage)
    • Shock to 40 Gs; 11 ms
    • Vibration from 10 Hz to 2,000 Hz
    • Passive cooling (no fans)

     

    Pricing is dependent upon configuration. Delivery is 10 to 12 weeks ARO.

     

    For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/ElmaCiscoPlatforms, contact sales at sales@elma.com, or call (510) 656-3400.

     

    Get our updates: http://www.linkedin.com/company/elma-electronic

     

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    Upcoming Elma Tradeshows: http://www.elma.com/en/events/

     

    About Elma Electronic Inc.

    Elma Electronic Inc. is a global manufacturer of commercial, industrial and rugged electronic products for embedded systems and application-ready platforms – from components, storage boards, backplanes, chassis and enclosures to fully integrated subsystems.

     

    With one of the widest product ranges available in the embedded industry, Elma also offers standard and custom cabinets and enclosures as well as precision components such as rotary switches/encoders, LEDs, front panels and small cases. 

     

    Elma leverages proven technology based on VITA, PICMG, and other standards-based architectures (i.e. OpenVPX, VME, CompactPCI Serial, ATCA, MicroTCA, COM Express and PCIe/104). Elma is also actively engaged in designing solutions for applications requiring smaller footprints.

     

    Elma Electronic manages entire projects from initial system architecture to specification, design, manufacturing and test through its worldwide production facilities and sales offices. The company serves the mil/aero, industrial, research, telecom, medical and commercial markets and is certified to ISO 9001 and AS 9100.

     

    With U.S. headquarters in Fremont, Calif., the company maintains multiple sales, engineering and manufacturing operations in Atlanta, Ga., and Philadelphia, Pa.