Performance Technologies offers 1U MicroTCA platform
ROCHESTER, N.Y., 14 April 2008. Performance Technologies in Rochester, N.Y., is introducing the MTC5070 MicroTCA platform for equipment manufacturers and application developers who need 1U MicroTCA.
The MTC5070's architecture incorporates platform infrastructure functions of Gigabit Ethernet switching, PCI-Express switching, MicroTCA-compliant carrier and shelf management, storage interconnect, as well as power supplies into the system.
"Embedded design teams have embraced open standards-based platforms, such as MicroTCA, because these platforms meet the technical needs of users and most importantly because they drive down development times and material costs," says Eric Heikkila, director of the embedded hardware & systems practice at market Researcher Venture Development Corp (VDC) in Natick, Mass.
"VDC believes that driving down development time and cost is absolutely vital to the success of any open-standard platform," Heikkila says. "Performance Technologies has well positioned the MTC5070 with its integrated architecture to do just this. It provides a way for MicroTCA users to meet their most important objectives."
Key Features of the MTC5070 include scalable 1U steel enclosure designed to meet network equipment building system (NEBS) standards; six configurable AdvancedMC (AMC) payload slots; front-to-back cooling; 40 Watts per slot power and cooling; built-in MCH and power functions; Gigabit Ethernet and PCI-Express fabric support; MicroTCA-compliant carrier and shelf management; telco clock support; removable 300 Watt AC or DC power supply; and SATA and SAS storage interconnect between AMC modules.
For more information contact Performance Technologies online at www.pt.com.