New SATA-based VME Disk Module from Elma Easily Upgrades Legacy SCSI Systems

Drop-in Replacement Helps Reduce EOL Issues

Mar 22, 2011, 14:24 ET from Elma Electronic Inc.

FREMONT, Calif., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Elma Electronic Systems division, a leading supplier of embedded products and systems solutions built on open standards-based platforms like VME, VPX, CompactPCI and ATCA, now offers the SATA-based EDM2, a dual-slot 6U VME storage module that retains the SCSI interface, while adding the latest in 2.5" SATA drive technology.

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Older systems using legacy 6U VME SCSI technology can now be easily and cost-effectively upgraded to a more current interface without encountering End of Life (EOL) issues associated with older drives.  The new module appears to the system as a legacy SCSI drive via an onboard Ultra320 SCSI interface, while incorporating higher capacity and readily available 2.5" SATA drive technology.

The module currently offers up to 2 TB of rotating drive storage as standard, making it ideal for applications where larger storage capacities are needed. When the EDM2 is configured with solid state drives, it's optional secure erasure and write protection features support 10 national defense and security agency erasure methods, making the module suitable for use in mission critical and data sensitive applications.

The EDM2 supports either one or two 2.5" solid state drives with a board capacity of up to 256 GB or one or two rotating drives with a board capacity up to 2 TB. Contact Elma regarding higher storage capacities as they become available.  The EDM2 can attain board level transfer rates up to 44 MB/sec. and is available with extended temperature capability from 0 degrees C to 70 degrees C, drive type dependent.  Conformal coating is optional.

Software and driver support is available for Linux, VxWorks and Windows with specific versions available upon request.

Pricing for the new EDM2 starts at $1,995 in low quantities.  Delivery is 8-10 weeks ARO.

For more information, please visit Elma's Embedded Computing Products site, contact sales at, or call (800) 445-6194, (215) 956-1200.

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The Systems division of 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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