WARWICK, R.I., 1 April 2015. Pentair plc in Warwick, R.I., is introducing the two-slot Schroff MicroTCA embedded computing system for electronic signal processing, machine control, and automation applications.
The system has embedded MCH (eMCH), and allows for communication between the AdvancedMC modules and the system monitoring, including power and cooling management.
Additionally, with the 1 Gigabit Ethernet switch connected to the 1 Gigabit Ethernet uplink on the case front of the eMCH, the system components are linked into an existing network infrastructure.
The two-slot Schroff MicroTCA system is designed to accommodate one and two MicroTCA modules; either one and two single full-size modules or one and two mid-size modules can be inserted into the EMC-shielded unit.
Using a small-form-factor integrated eMCH instead of a double-size pluggable MCH module reduces the overall dimensions of the system to a very compact 260-millimeter width, 43-millimeter height and 302-millimeter depth.
The cooling unit consisting of four fans and air filters is installed to the right of the modules. Cold air is drawn in from the right and guided left through the system. An additional fan is located in the rear on the left next to the backplane, ensuring a cooling capacity of 150 Watts at an ambient temperature of 55 degrees Celsius.
An open-frame PSU matched to the system with a capacity of 150 Watts ensures consistent power supply. All ports are linked on the MicroTCA backplane for large data transfer between modules.
For more information contact Pentair online at www.pentair.com.