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Highest Single-slot PCIe Storage Capacity Available on Elma's New 3U VPX Module

Companies mentioned in this article: Elma Electronic Inc.

FREMONT, Calif., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elma Electronic Inc. now offers a high speed controller and storage module that supports up to eight SATA III ports and over 2 terabytes (TB) of onboard capacity in a single 3U VPX slot. The new Model 5335/6, an expansion to Elma's 533x 3U VPX storage family, is ideal for applications demanding exceptional characteristics in both data capacity and read/write performance.

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The Model 5335/6 is seen as a PCIe Gen2 x 8 connection to the host as it provides the link to a storage array where capacities exceed 8 TB across four slots and where data bandwidth exceeds 1 GB/s.

With RAID 0/1/5/10 support, the storage array system can be configured to maximize bandwidth or provide data redundancy for critical applications. The onboard controller provides an additional six SATA III backplane ports for building a high performance, high capacity storage array using Elma's 553x family of dual-drive storage carriers across four total slots.

The rugged modules perform reliably in the harsh conditions found in many defense and industrial applications, ranging from ground, ship- and airborne systems to signal intelligence, engine and automation control and mission critical information systems.

Using solid state drives, the convection-cooled versions operate from -40 degrees C to +85 degrees C and the conduction-cooled versions operate from -40 degrees C to +75 degrees C. Consult Elma for higher temperature requirements. Operating shock of all boards is 40 Gs at 11 ms, half-sine wave; vibration is 2 Gs from 15 Hz to 2,000 Hz.

Technical Specifications:

    --  3U VPX rugged controller and storage module
    --  Eight SATA III ports
    --  Over 2 terabytes (TB) of onboard capacity in a single slot
    --  -40 degrees C to +85 degrees C conduction cooled, -40 degrees C to +75
        degrees C convection-cooled

Pricing for the units typically starts at $1,600 depending on the version and drive choice. Delivery is 10 to 12 weeks ARO.

For more information, please visit, contact sales at, or call (510) 656-3400.

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About Elma Electronic Inc.
Elma Electronic Inc. is a global manufacturer of commercial, industrial and rugged electronic products for the embedded systems market - from components, storage boards, backplanes and chassis platforms 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.

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