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The MicroTCA standard is targeted at supplying a COTS chassis that will allow AMC cards to function without any AdvancedTCA carrier card. The function of the ATCA carrier board and of the ATCA shelf manager are concentrated on one board, which is called the MicroTCA Carrier Hub (MCH).

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Over $25 Billion: Total Size of the Embedded Software Engineering Market A series of Embedded Systems Market Statistics reports from Venture Development Corporation ResearchRead More...

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Embedded COTS Vendors Issue Joint Statement on Open Standards Model and VSO Several leading COTS embedded board, subsystem and backplane and enclosure vendors, includingRead More...

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MicroTCA Carrier Hub Family Supports Four Different High Speed Fabrics

MicroTCA Carrier Hub Family Supports Four Different High-Speed Fabrics A new line of modular carrier hubs (MCHs) in the AMC/MicroTCA form factor are aimed at fulfilling theRead More...

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One Stop Systems Purchases Ciprico Storage Product Lines One Stop Systems has purchased the exclusive manufacturing rights to Ciprico’s MediaVault, Talon 4, and DiMeda productRead More...

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Small but Mighty: Small Form Factors Gaining Ground

Application-specific technology and expertise are critical to any embedded design. Advantages such as 45nm technology are pervasive and long-term, impacting embedded architecturesRead More...

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The Incredible Shrinking Blade Server: New Possibilities beyond the Data Center

While blade servers have grown in popularity as a high-density, cost-efficient and space-saving alternative to rackmount servers in data centers and server farms, newer computingRead More...

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Industrial USB to Four RS-232, RS-422 and RS-485 Serial Communication Ports A new serial communication adapter offers users the choice of four field selectable RS-232, RS-422, orRead More...

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TCA Management Controller Solution Incorporates In-Shelf LAN Attachment

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LAN-Attached TCA Management Controllers: How to Build and Use Them

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ATCA Market Resilient in Economic Downturn

Analysts tracking the market for AdvancedTCA-based products say the economic downturn has had a relatively small effect on revenues compared with other embedded computing segments andRead More...

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Concept to Reality: An Application Architecture with MicroTCA

Much has been written about the virtues of MicroTCA platforms and AdvancedMC (AMC) modules. Both of these technologies have been maturing and there are now numerous options andRead More...

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CP-TA Introduces Self-Testing Program for xTCA Interoperability

The Communications Platforms Trade Association (CP-TA) has introduced a self-testing program for the interoperability of xTCA (AdvancedTCA, MicroTCA, AMC) building blocks. CompaniesRead More...

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Intel has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Wind River Systems, under which Intel will acquire all outstanding Wind River common stock for $11.50 per share in cash, orRead More...

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10 GigE Switches Provide IP Carrier Class Routing on 6U cPCI, VME and VPX A family of switches supports jumbo frames, full-wire speed Layer 2 bridging as well as Layer 3 UnicastRead More...

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MicroTCA Robust Platforms For Multi-Core Processing And 10 Gbit/s Switching

Two new, robust MicroTCA platforms, which conform to MTCA.1, are specifically designed for high-end AdvancedMCs and feature a 10 Gbit/s Ethernet switched backplane enabling theRead More...

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Compact MicroTCA Platform Holds Four Double-Width AMC Modules

A MicroTCA platform specifically designed for up to four high-end AdvancedMCs features a 10 Gbit/s Ethernet switched backplane enabling high data flow rates. In the maximumRead More...

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Using I2C for "Behind-the-Scenes" Management

The Advanced Telecommunications Architecture (ATCA) and MicroTCA specifications include hardware platform management capabilities because the target markets demand high reliability andRead More...

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Third Generation Intel Core i7 combines with Serial RapidIO on AMC boards

Concurrent Technologies released and demonstrated the latest additions to their MicroTCA product family—the latest AMC processor boards featuring either dual or quad core thirdRead More...

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MicroTCA Systems for the Evolving Wireless Infrastructure

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Using Intelligent Mixed Signal FPGAs for Hardware Platform Management

Sophisticated systems that are designed to be highly dependable usually include some sort of platform management function that monitors and manages the health of the hardware,Read More...

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ATCA Shelf Management Solution Lowers Size and Cost

A fourth generation of Pigeon Point Systems’ Shelf Management Mezzanine (ShMM) products  are already installed in tens of thousands of ATCA shelves worldwide. The ShMM-700R will beRead More...

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MicroTCA Carrier Hubs Now Support MTCA.4 Spec

Two MicroTCA Carrier Hubs (MCH) have been upgraded to include support of the MTCA.4 specification. Offering the MicroTCA enhancements for rear I/O and precision timing, theRead More...