Developer chassis goes on show
Kaparel is showing its 6141-ATCA developer chassis, with its 11401 full mesh backplane, at the Bus and Board Conference in Long Beach, California, starting today
Kaparel is showing its 6141-ATCA developer chassis, with its 11401 full mesh backplane (compliant with the PICMG 3.0 AdvancedTCA specification), at the Bus and Board Conference in Long Beach CA. The Kaparel AdvancedTCA (ATCA) developer chassis, initially introduced in November 2002, is intended for developers of next-generation telecommunications systems designed to comply with the PICMG 3.0 specification, ratified by the PICMG Executive Committee in December 2002.
The Kaparel ATCA developer chassis provides a 19in rack-mount shelf option with a Kaparel 11401 full mesh, 14-slot backplane.
The 14U x 84HP chassis accommodates 14 slots of 8U x 6HP x 280mm boards and 14 slots of 8U x 6HP x 70mm rear transition modules (RTMs), and includes six bottom-mounted DC fans, dual -48V DC input feeds and ESD socket.
The chassis is designed for radial or bussed IPMB and available immediately with a suggested single unit price of the unit is US $4508.00.
Jacques Houde, Kaparel's Director of Engineering and a member of the PICMG 3.0 subcommittee stated, "The Kaparel 11401 full mesh backplane is a 36-layer PCB and in a recent full load test, with 14 slots at 200W, thermal imaging shows it runs very cool in operation".
The AdvancedTCA specification is for next-generation telecommunications equipment and aimed at further expanding the market for off-the-shelf modular solutions for carrier grade communications equipment.
PICMG also expects to see interest in AdvancedTCA from other industries such as data communications and military equipment manufacturers.
Additional specifications include PICMG 3.1 for Ethernet fabrics, PICMG 3.2 for InfiniBand, and PICMG 3.3 for StarFabric Interconnect.
Kaparel General Manager Tom Sutherland commented, " Kaparel has been an active member of the PICMG 3.0 subcommittee since its inception and our Jardon Engineering Division completed the signal integrity analysis and backplane routing for the full mesh backplane under contract for the PICMG 3.0 subcommittee".
Sutherland added, "The long time involvement of both Kaparel and Jardon in telecommunications and in other high-speed designs provide us with the experience to offer this viable ATCA development platform for the market".
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