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Modular Mission Computer from Elma Easily Provides Custom I/O

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 11:27am
WDD Staff


Elma Electronic Inc. (Fremont, CA) now offers the compact F-Series PCIe/104 Platform, a fanless, rugged mission computing platform that combines a configurable structure with Intel's 4th generation Quad or Dual Core processor.

Using custom I/O panels, expandable sidewall modules, and a host of application-specific PC104e I/O expansion cards, the F-Series Platform can be easily modified to take on additional I/O including video compression and frame grabbers, ARINC and 1553 cards, Ethernet and Ethernet switching, plus FPGA and GPGPU processing.

By combining a suite of high speed I/O with a high performance HD4600 graphics engine, the F-Series enables quality performance for applications including radar and sonar processing; image signal processing; hyperspectral imaging; tactical command and control; surveillance and reconnaissance in defense; transportation, mining and industrial applications.

The rugged system platform incorporates a thermally conductive base as well as ribbed sidewalls and fins to provide convection and conduction cooling for superior thermal management. The mission computer, which can withstand external temperatures of -40° to +70°C, is designed to meet MIL-STD-810F, ensuring reliable performance in high shock and vibration applications.

Offered in three different modular chassis sizes to fit different configuration environments, Elma's new F-Series Platform ensures optimal performance while meeting SWaP requirements.

The F-Series PCIe/104 Platform's base board configuration supports:

  • Intel's 4th generation Quad or Dual Core processor.
  • Up to 8 GB DDR3.
  • Type 1 Bottom-Stacking PCIe/104 with Gen2 PCIe x1 Lanes and Gen3 PEG x16.
  • SATA with RAID capability.
  • 2x Gigabit Ethernet ports.
  • 2x RS232 COM ports.
  • 13x USB 2.0 total, 2x USB 3.0, backward USB 2.0 compatible.
  • Onboard audio and video for three independent displays.
  • Discrete 16-bit GPIO Port.
  • PCI Express Mini Card 1.2 Socket.

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