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AdvancedTCA

(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, www.schroff.us)








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., www.coredgenetworks.com)
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The Kontron AT8904 hub additionally enables redundant 10GbE interlinks between multiple AdvancedTCA chassis with the Kontron AM4310 Mid-Size 10GbE Interlink AMC module, featuring 2x10GbE uplinks on the front panel via optical XFP connectors, which are routed to the XAUI ports (ports 4-7 and 8-11) on the AMC connectors.
The Chassis Scan system is designed to characterize airflow through an AdvancedTCA shelf, as specified by the ICD and TPM.
The feature is a software-only upgrade to the previously released Dialogic Multimedia Platform for AdvancedTCA.
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We will release our first Interoperability Compliance Document (ICD) for AdvancedTCA in February and welcome PICMG's input in the process," said Shlomo Pri-Tal, CP-TA Chairman.
The tutorial will feature industry experts discussing the design and development requirements for networks scaling to 10Gbps and beyond," said Lance Leventhal, program chairperson, AdvancedTCA Summit.
I applaud the joint work that PICMG and the SA Forum did together to create this mapping specification, making it significantly easier for the industry to adopt HPI and AdvancedTCA," said Tim Kober, president of the SA Forum.
PICMG is unveiling this new initiative to extend the capabilities of AdvancedTCA for use beyond the Central Office, including network data centers applications," said Joe Pavlat, president of PICMG.
The IMS communications server proof of concept will showcase a pre- integrated Open Application-Enabling Platform from Motorola, including AdvancedTCA blades with Dual Low Voltage Intel(R) Xeon(TM) processors and Intel(R) IXP2850 network processors, Carrier Grade Linux and Motorola's NetPlane(R) high service availability software, validated with IMS software from independent vendors.
I'm proud to award RadiSys' Promentum[R] ATCA-9100 Media Resource Module with the Best-of-Show, Best Hardware award," said Ernie Bergstrom, President of Crystal Cube Consulting and Chairperson of the AdvancedTCA Summit.
Artesyn and Wind River will work together to develop Carrier Grade Linux and VxWorks(TM) board support packages (BSP) for Artesyn's telecom blades, beginning with the PowerPC(R) processor-based KatanaQp AdvancedTCA blade.
Integrated within the Kontron OM9020, a 2U, two-slot AdvancedTCA platform, both the Astute Networks Caspian R1100 Edge Storage Blade (Caspian R1100) and the Kontron AT8030 AdvancedTCA Intel([R]) based 10GbE node server were lab-tested to achieve an I/O performance of 68K read I/Os per second configured with 375 MB per second read, and 62K write I/Os per second configured with 360 MB per second write using large-block transfers.

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