ATCA backplanes for defense, video processing, and data communications introduced by Pentair

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WARWICK, R.I., 3 Aug. 2011. Pentair Technical Products in Warwick, R.I., is introducing the Schroff AdvancedTCA (ATCA) backplanes for 40-gigabit-per-second (40G) embedded computing and networking applications. The ATCA backplanes, which are compatible with MicroTCA, CompactPCI Serial, and VPX platforms, are made from FR4 material, and offer fast point-to-point connection between boards for internal and external communications.

The ATCA backplane’s fabric channels consist of four ports, each with a 10-gigabit-per-second transfer rate per signal pair for defense, video broadcasting, video processing, telecommunications, and data communications applications. Schroff is a brand name of Pentair Technical Products.

Features include system availability of at least 99.999 percent ; redundancy for failure safety; hot-swap capability; high-speed transfer; system data throughput as fast as 10 terabytes per second; backplane pairs that move data as fast as 10.3125 gigabits per second.

For more information contact Pentair Technical Products online at, or Pentair's Schroff brand at

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