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(Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture) A carrier grade backplane and interconnect specification developed by PICMG and defined under the PICMG 3.x standards. Designed for industrial strength telecom equipment and datacenter servers, AdvancedTCA cards are 14" high (8U) and may reside in single slot cabinets or cabinets up to 23" wide that hold 16 cards.

AdvancedTCA (ATCA) provides point-to-point, dual star and mesh topologies for Ethernet, Fibre Channel, InfiniBand, StarFabric, PCI Express and Serial RapidIO channels up to a total bandwidth of 2.5 Tbps. The first implementations of AdvancedTCA appeared in 2003.

Mezzanine Cards and Small Form Factor
The Advanced Mezzanine Card (AdvancedMC or AMC) is a daughterboard that is only 3" high and either attaches onto an AdvancedTCA card or plugs directly into a MicroTCA cabinet. AdvancedMC cards and MicroTCA backplanes provide a small form factor version of AdvancedTCA. See PICMG.

An AdvancedTCA "Shelf"
Designed to fit into a 19" wide rack, this shelf (cabinet) from Schroff has 12 ATCA node slots and two hub slots (middle). The hub slots provide a dual star configuration to the nodes. (Image courtesy of Schroff Electronic Solutions,

The Smaller Form Factor
This PICO-1US is a MicroTCA development and test system from CorEdge Networks. It includes a controller and slots for two single AMC cards or one double-wide card. (Image courtesy of CorEdge Networks, Inc.,
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Kontron has launched the AM4024 AdvancedMC module featuring the 4th generation Intel Core i5 / i7 processor series, ideal for high-performance computing and general multi- processor systems.
Kontron today announced the launch of the AM4024 AdvancedMC module featuring the 4th generation Intel Core i5 / i7 processor series, ideal for high-performance computing and general multi-processor systems.
In addition to the SB-ATS1936 and SB-ATS1927 10G Ethernet Switch products, SANBlaze will continue the production and supply of complementary AdvancedMC (AMC) and Rear Transition Modules (RTM).
The new product provides processor off-load performance of regular expression pattern matching to enable DPI functionality in concert with standard processor AdvancedMC products.
16, AdvancedTCA, AdvancedMC, ProcessorPMC blades and modules, preinstalled in flash memory.
PICMG's MicroTCA specification was adopted in 2006 and enables AdvancedMC products to integrated in a passive backplane architecture.
Poly-Platform is a collection of productivity tools and runtime communications engine, which PSI plans to port to several of CommAgility's AdvancedMC modules.
The new ATCA blade, equipped with four AdvancedMC expansion sites, features a versatile switched fabric with support for Gigabit Ethernet and PCI Express, and a modular Fat Pipe design that can be upgraded to support Serial RapidIO and 10-Gigabit Ethernet in the future.
System based on AMC-2C6670 and AMC-RF2x2 AdvancedMC modules
The two AdvancedMC modules are now also shipping with 1GB DDR3 SDRAM for each of the two on-board DSPs.
CommAgility announced today two new AdvancedMC modules based on the latest high-performance TMS320TCI6616 base station System-on-Chip (SoC) and TMS320C6670 digital signal processor (DSP) from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI).

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