Latest SOSA aligned backplanes feature 6 or 8 slots

26th January 2021
Alex Lynn

As the Open Group Sensor Open Standards Architecture, or SOSA initiative continues to move towards completion, Elma Electronic has added two 3U backplanes to its growing family of products aligned to Snapshot 3 of the SOSA Technical Standard.

Available populated with or without VITA 67.3 connectors for timing and RF connectivity, the six-slot and eight-slot backplanes provide the foundation for complex, high speed signal processing systems.  

Ram Rajan, Sr. VP of Engineering for Elma Electronic, noted: “When using these new backplanes, designers can develop systems aligned to SOSA for high-performance mission-critical applications requiring lower lifecycle costs and rapid technology insertion. We see them applied to a number of applications including mission, weapons and navigation control, threat detection, surveillance and target tracking and display as well as sensor-based systems and process and environmental monitoring.”

The backplanes incorporate the latest for precision network timing plus slot profiles for SBCs, switches, radial clocks and expansion. All data paths support high-speed signals.  

Either used as configured or customised to meet specific system needs, the SOSA aligned backplanes offer considerable design flexibility. The extensible, modular design enables a wide range of slot counts and connection configurations. 

Elma’s products aligned to the SOSA technical standard strive to follow the defence industry’s hardware and software convergence initiatives per the DoD’s convergence initiative as laid out in the Modular Opens Systems Approach (MOSA) mandate.


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