New CFast-based Storage XMC from Elma Features High Speed Operation; Front Removability

CFast drive technology based on Serial ATA interface

Sep 13, 2011, 15:14 ET from Elma Electronic Inc.

FREMONT, Calif., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Elma Electronic Inc., a leading supplier of embedded products and systems solutions built on open standards-based platforms like VME, VPX, CompactPCI and ATCA, now offers the 9289 XMCStor, a mezzanine storage solution designed for high speed data access and system boot operations.

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Developed to address rugged storage applications, the new single-width XMCStor uses the latest mezzanine form factor and flash drive technologies, including the new CFast flash storage technology. These next generation solid-state CompactFlash drives, based on a SATA interface, offer much higher data rates compared to drives with a parallel.

The XMCStor provides one front removable drive and one internal drive for maximum operational flexibility. Drives may be addressed as combined or separate volumes depending on their usage and application requirements. The front removable drive capability combined with hot swap allows fast and easy equipment upgrade and data transportability.

With board level data transfer rates up to 130 MB/sec (write) and 140 MB/sec (read), the 9289 XMCStor is ideal for applications demanding high data rates. Current storage capacities equal 64 GB across two drives, with higher capacities supported as new drives are introduced.  

Targeted for military and industrial applications in rugged environments, the XMCStor is capable of meeting a wide range of operating conditions. It is available in standard (0 degrees C to +55 degrees C) through extended temperature (-40 degrees C to +85 degrees C) versions and can withstand operating shock up to 40 Gs at 11 Msec. For added reliability, the unit can be conformally coated.

Elma provides XMCStor software support and drivers for Linux, VxWorks and Windows with specific versions and host cards available upon request.

The XMCStor conforms to the VITA 42.3 mezzanine module form factor. The XMC form factor with PCIe connectivity makes the board an ideal solution for VPX systems or any host environment with PCIe capability.

Units are sold separately or as part of an Elma AppliPak solution when bundled with a host single board computer, operating system and driver integration.

Pricing for the new 9289 XMCStor starts at $800 in low quantities, configuration dependent.  Delivery is six to eight weeks ARO.

For more information, please visit Elma's Embedded Computing Products site, contact sales at, or call (510) 656-3400.

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About Elma Electronic Inc.

Elma Electronic Inc. supplies the widest range of commercial, COTS and rugged electronics packaging as well as a full complement of embedded computing products and services for an extensive variety of applications.

Elma's focus is to leverage proven technology based on VITA and PICMG standard architectures (i.e. VME, OpenVPX, CPCI, ATCA and MicroTCA). With the acquisition of ACT/Technico in January 2009, Elma became a leading supplier of open-standards embedded boards and integrated sub-systems.  Elma's Embedded Computing Products and Services, including single board computers, mass storage, RAID, I/O and networking solutions, RTOS, Linux/Windows and device drivers are sold under the brand name of ACT/Technico.

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.

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