ATCA backplane databus enclosure for rugged embedded computing introduced by Pentair

WARWICK, R.I., 26 Feb. 2015. Pentair in Warwick, R.I., is introducing the Schroff Shelf Manager ACB-VI Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (ATCA) backplane databus electronic enclosure for rugged embedded computing applications.

By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

WARWICK, R.I., 26 Feb. 2015. Pentair in Warwick, R.I., is introducing the Schroff Shelf Manager ACB-VI Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (ATCA) backplane databus electronic enclosure for rugged embedded computing applications.

The Shelf Manager ACB-VI front-to-rear airflow 2-slot system is capable of 450 Watts per slot cooling and development efforts on a 100-gigabit data transfer rate backplane.

The Shelf Manager ACB-VI supports Linux kernel and offers improved security has and extended software functionality, and includes the shMM 700 module from Pigeon Point Systems for security, availability, and design.

The enclosure has the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) implementation upgraded by simplifying radial IPMI via a field programmable gate array (FPGA).

The device's IPMB-0 segments are logically isolated for each slot, and it includes support for communication between redundant Shelf Managers by replacing the six discrete channels used in previous versions with a stable two wire bus.

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Five independent I2Cs improve the reliability of I2C communication on the Shelf Manager and to FRUs, company officials say.

These high-end chassis cool 450 Watts per slot with a 10-degree rise at 55 degrees Celsius ambient temperature. Included are 1U air plenum and redundant high-end fan trays, EMC shielding from the high frequencies of the 40-gigabit backplane.

The first available system in the family is the 2-slot -48-volt DC version. Pentair is developing a 100-Gigabit ATCA backplane under the Schroff brand.

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

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