Backplane with 20 slots
Dual Star VXS backplane features 20 slots. VME switched serial device includes two hub slots and 18 payload slots and comes in an 18-layer controlled-impedance stripline design.
Dual Star VXS backplane features 20 slots. VME switched serial device includes two hub slots and 18 payload slots and comes in an 18-layer controlled-impedance stripline design. A low dielectric Nelco PCB material improves signal performance, controls impedance, and minimizes crosstalk. Backplanes are compliant to the Vita 38 system management and Vita 1.7 increased current specifications. VMX switched serial standard is backward-compatible to VME/VME64x. It uses a 6.4 Gbps high-speed connector across the PO section of a VE64x backplane, allowing use of switched fabric signals for higher bandwidth and reliability. www.elmabustronic.com Elma Bustronic Corp.
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.