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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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The evolution of the AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA backplane standards for embedded platforms in telecom central office, mobile computing, video processing, and military/defense applications with presentations by many leading vendors will be focused by AdvancedTCA Summit 2012.
The Motorola Centellis 2000 AdvancedTCA platform has been unveiled by Motorola Inc (NYSE:MOT), a wireless and broadband communications company, providing the business benefits of larger communications servers in a compact, 2-slot version, suited to the telecomms industry and also fixed military and government installations, depending on the application.
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 Xeon processors and Intel IXP2850 network processors, Carrier Grade Linux and Motorola's NetPlane high service availability software, validated with IMS software from independent vendors.
The PMC sites have flexible onboard inter-connectivity and configuration (Monarch and non-Mo narch) capability, which means OEMs can develop a variety of AdvancedTCA modules using standard off-the-shelf PMCs and PrPMCs.
Mellanox HCA, TCA, and Switch silicon products are available today to implement AdvancedTCA 3.
The combined Kontron/Surf solution is a modular building block for convergent AdvancedTCA, MicroTCA and proprietary communications systems, such as IP-to-IP and TDM (Mobile)-to-IP media gateways, media-enhanced servers, session border controllers, CTI applications, conference bridges, wireless base stations, iPBX, and softswitches, the companies claim.
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