VPX storage

Elma Electronic is pleased to announce the release of a new high-speed controller and storage module that supports up to eight SATA III ports and over two terabytes (TB) of onboard capacity in a single 3U VPX slot.

The new 5335/6 model, an expansion to Elma’s 533x3U VPX storage family, is ideal for applications that demand exceptional characteristics in both data capacity and read/write performance.

The 5335/6 is seen as a PCIe Gen2x8 connection to the host, providing the link to a storage array where capacities exceed eight TB across four slots, and where data bandwidth exceeds one GB/s.

With RAID 0/1/5/10 support, the storage system can be configured to maximise bandwidth or provide data redundancy for critical applications. The onboard controller provides an additional six SATA III backplane ports for building a high-performance, high-capacity storage array using Elma’s 553x family of dual-drive storage carriers across four total slots.

The modules perform reliably in the harsh conditions found in many defence and industrial applications, including ground, ship and airborne systems, as well as signal intelligence, engine and automation control and mission critical information systems.

Using solid state drives, the convection-cooled versions operate from -40°C to +85°C, and the conduction-cooled versions operate from -40°C to +75°C. The operating shock of all boards is 40 Gs at 11 ms, half-sine wave, and vibration is two Gs from 15Hz to 2,000Hz.

Pricing for the units typically starts at $1,600, depending on the version and drive choice, and delivery is ten to 12 weeks ARO.

For more information please contact Elma Electronic.