AdvancedTCA modular system for military and aerospace applications introduced by Pentair

WARWICK, R.I., 11 Dec. 2015. Pentair plc in Warwick, R.I., is introducing the Schroff AdvancedTCA ECO modular system for military, aerospace, industrial, telecommunications and data communications introduced by Pentair.

By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

WARWICK, R.I., 11 Dec. 2015. Pentair plc in Warwick, R.I., is introducing the Schroff AdvancedTCA ECO modular system for military, aerospace, industrial, telecommunications and data communications introduced by Pentair.

This 14U AdvancedTCA embedded computing system offers 14 slots and features that can be upgraded or minimized as required and the cooling and power supply can be adapted to suit.

Redundancy, cooling capacity and power entry module (PEM) rating can be matched to the requirements of a given application.

A removable fan tray provides cooling of the ECO modular system, with six or eight standard fans and delivering a cooling capacity of 250 Watts or 450 Watts per blade respectively.

Alternatively, six higher-output fans may be used together to provide cooling of over 500 Watts per blade. The ECO Modular fan tray is fitted below the board cage and connected directly to the backplane.

The Telco alarm panel and the two RJ45 connectors for the shelf manager ports are positioned on the front panel of the fan tray. No separate alarm module is required. With the fan tray in autonomous mode, the system also can be operated without a shelf manager.

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The modular concept of the PEM supports 250 or 500 Watts per slot and a power supply unit with or without redundancy. To achieve this, Pentair developed a PEM board that includes input filtering and two 50-amp fuses. If not needed, the fuses and filtering can be omitted.

Where 250 Watts per slot is required without redundancy, only one PEM board is necessary. If 250 Watts per slot with redundancy or 500 Watts per slot without redundancy are required, two PEM boards are fitted and for 500 Watts per slot with redundancy, four boards are used.

The Schroff ECO modular system is available with two backplane options: a dual-star version and a dual-dual-star version. Both backplanes satisfy the requirements of IEEE 40 -gigabit-per-second KR4, i.e. Ethernet with a data transfer rate of 10 gigabits per second per port and four ports per channel.

For more information contact Pentair online at www.pentair.com.

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