VXS backplanes include Ethernet control channel
ELMA BUSTRONIC VXS backplanes provide a Gigabit Ethernet control layer channel per VITA 41.6. The first in the product series is a 20-slot size, which provides a dual star routing topology and 18-layer stripline design. The Gigabit Ethernet control channel provides for out-of-band communication, important for system management, software and firmware upgrades, and initiating new processes on specific boards. The 7U high backplane also has power studs in 3.3V, 5V, 12V, and GND along the top and bottom of the backplane to allow for flexible power options.