Latest AdvancedTCA spec quadruples bandwidth

August 16, 2012

colin.holland-August 16, 2012

The AdvancedTCA 3.1R2 specification has been released by PICMG and quadruples the system bandwidth that can be achieved in AdvancedTCA systems.

The new specification enables a single chassis to handle data transfers up to 10 terabits per second for full mesh designs. This translates into transporting and switching over 2 million High Definition video channels at the same time.

"The 40-gigabit fabric interface defined in PICMG 3.1R2.0 is the natural evolution for AdvancedTCA platforms,” said Doug Sandy, Chairman of the PICMG 3.1R2.0 committee and CTO of the Embedded Computing business of Emerson Network Power. β€œIt guarantees backward compatibility and interoperability, and offers a significant bandwidth improvement for next-generation data-hungry applications.”

AdvancedTCA is used in telecommunications and in military applications.
The original AdvancedTCA specification, first ratified in 2003 and global sales of systems incorporating AdvancedTCA are expected to reach US $1 billion this year.

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