This month’s Jeff’s Pick section looks at backplane solutions. COTS Journal evaluated several such products on three aspects: technology leadership. The winning product is Elma Electronic’s high speed 3U VPX backplane that supports multiple functions including mixed payload modules, single board computers, switches and RF payloads for use by the DoD’s Hardware/Software Convergence Initiative. A unique aspect to this backplane is its support of high speed signals on all the data paths as well as leading edge VITA 67.3 connectors compatible with legacy VITA 67.1 and VITA 66.4 RF and optical I/O connectors.
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