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Elma Electronic Wins Gold in Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards Program

Open standards–based CMOSS VPX backplane recognized for innovation and design

FREMONT, Calif–Elma Electronic's CMOSS C4ISR VPX backplane, developed in conjunction with and for the DoD Hardware Convergence Initiative, was honored with a Gold award in the annual Military & Aerospace Electronics 2017 Innovators Awards program. The judging panel consisted of senior–level, third–party industry professionals.

The CMOSS C4ISR backplane, reported to be the first of its kind, is a high speed, 3U VPX backplane that supports the integration of mixed payload modules, including commercial off–the–shelf (COTS) single board computers, switches, and RF payloads for computer architectures used by the DoD's C4ISR/EW Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS) converged architectures.

The CMOSS C4ISR VPX is the first VPX backplane with a radial slot card for timing and synchronization, according to Elma Electronic ( Unique to this backplane is its support of high speed signals on all the data paths, in addition to providing leading–edge VITA 67.3 connectors compatible with legacy VITA 67.1 and VITA 66.4 RF and optical I/O connectors.

"We're very honored to receive this prestigious Innovators Award from Military & Aerospace Electronics," said Ken Grob, Elma Electronic's director of embedded computing development, in a prepared release. "This latest backplane incorporates new VPX features unmatched by any other embedded backplane architecture to date. Our team worked tirelessly along with the standards groups to bring about the best design, so we're proud that everyone's expert contributions have been acknowledged."

Honorees selected for this year's most influential products and designs represent true solutions to difficult aerospace and defense electronics design challenges. The second annual Innovators Awards program recognizes technology innovation and its impact on systems and subsystems integrators. Entries are judged based on innovation, value to the user, sustainability, meeting a defined need, collaboration, and impact.

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