EasyPlug CompactPCI Backplanes


Elma Electronic Inc.

Justin Moll
Director of Marketing
The Elma Bustronic CompactPCI backplane series is designed to be fully compliant with PICMG standards. The EasyPlug line features Positronic 47-pin power connectors on the backplane. The monolithic backplanes have pluggable modules that eliminate cabling in the chassis, reducing system costs and allowing more swappability. The 3U and 6U cPCI versions are standardly with the power connectors in a vertically oriented position. The 9U cPCI are standardly with the power connectors in a horizontally oriented position.
The new EasyPlug CompactPCI backplane line allows pluggability for power supplies, fan trays, utility headers, and shelf managers. This reduces mean-time-to-repair (MTTR) and time-consuming cabling costs. We have provided all the standard features required for full compatibility, including all pin connections for bussed signal lines and all defined power and ground pins connected to their respective planes. User defined VI/O is standard. All standard CPCI backplanes conform to the PICMG basic specification 2.0 R2.1 and Hot Swap specification 2.1 R1.0 All Bustronic backplanes are designed to maximize performance, minimize noise, and give the customer the most reliable, cost-effective products possible. To achieve superior performance, we construct the board in eight layers (12 layers for H.110) three signal layers, five power ground planes. We incorporate a full stripline design, generously distributed decoupling capacitors,and 2 oz. power and ground planes. Our standard design with two 2oz. copper ground planes fully shield the backplane, minimize EMI/RFI emissions susceptibility, minimize crosstalk, and maximize power distribution.

- Conforms to PICMG basic specification 2.0 R3.0
- Conforms to PICMG Hot Swap specification 2.1 R1.0
- Versions conforming to PICMG H.110 Computer Telephony specification 2.5 R1.0
- Right or left justified system slot
- 47-pin Positronic power supply connectors - vertically mounted in 3U, 6U versions and horizontally mounted in 9U versions
- Virtually zero crosstalk