Elma Electronic Recognized in Technology Innovation Awards for Third Consecutive Year


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Elma Electronic Inc. has received four awards in the 2019 Military & Aerospace Engineering Technology Innovation Awards. This marks the third year in a row that Elma products have been selected for and recognized by this important awards program.

As outlined by the magazine, honorees of the Technology Innovation Awards have made a groundbreaking contribution to the military and aerospace industry and are recognized as leaders and innovators to the largest collection of military and aerospace professionals.

Shan Morgan, president of Elma Electronic Inc., noted, “Our teams always work hard to build solutions that help our customers develop the most technologically-advanced and reliable embedded computing platforms and components.  We’re humbled to have our people, and their dedication, effort and expertise, recognized by being part of this distinguished list again.”

Collectively, four of Elma’s new products were awarded honors this year. 

Placing in the Gold category, the D-Frame development platform accommodates up to four card modules meeting OpenVPX and SOSA™ open standards. Its lightweight and portable design encourages collaborative discussions among designers during demonstration, board design, application development, data flow analysis and troubleshooting.  The open design and clear, hinged hatch provide easy access and visual observation. The unit supports air- or conduction-cooled modules, reducing costs associated with lab and deployment card versions.

Additional innovations recognized in the Silver category highlight Elma’s long-standing expertise in developing computing solutions for extreme environments.

The original purpose of the Type E37 dual concentric encoder was for use in portable defense equipment, so it was built to be rugged from its onset. The all-metal body and watertight seal deliver a highly reliable design for use in the most rugged environments. The E37 meets MIL-STD-202G for shock and vibration and uses either IP60 or IP68 front panel sealing, all the while taking up the same geography as a single encoder.  Routine applications include avionics data communications, navigation controls, inter/intra aircraft intercom systems and two-way radios.

The modular, scalable construction of Elma’s CompactPCI Serial, small form factor (SFF) ELOS chassis makes it an ideal choice for defense computing applications that don’t require the high end signal processing that OpenVPX delivers. Data rates of 12 gigabits per second make the mid-range unit ideal for several system configurations throughout railway and defense applications that require higher signal speeds, compared to VME and CompactPCI, but less than that those supported by OpenVPX.

Liquid cooling is fast becoming the choice for power-hungry 6U OpenVPX payload cards. Elma's Liquid Flow-Through (LFT) Test & Development Platform is designed to the VITA 48.4 specification and accommodates deployable liquid-cooled modules in a lab environment.

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