MicroTCA carrier hub from VadaTech uses 10G copper for Ethernet ports
The VadaTech UTC042 is a rugged version of the UTC004 MicroTCA carrier hub. In this version the front I/O dual Ethernet ports have changed from 10G copper to the 1Gb copper, other I/O matches the UTC004. It is, says VadaTech, the most feature-rich MicroTCA carrier hub in the market.
The management software is based on VadaTech’s robust Carrier Manager and Shelf Manager. The MCMC manages the power modules, cooling units and up to 12 AMCs within the chassis. It also manages the optional PCIe Gen3, SRIO Gen2, 40GbE/10GbE or crossbar fat pipe switches as well as the standard GbE with 1GbE uplink base channel switch. The Ethernet switches are managed with an enterprise grade Layer 2 or 3 switching/routing stack and they support synchronous Ethernet.
The UTC042 runs Linux on its centralised quad-core CPU and is hot-swappable/fully redundant when used in conjunction with a second instance of the module. The firmware is HPM.2 compliant which allows for easy upgrades. It provides Master JTAG services to the AdvancedMCs via the JTAG switch module (JSM). The UTC042 has advanced clocking features including grand master clock and high-quality clock distribution/synthesis.
The MicroTCA carrier hub is available in MTCA.1 format (with front panel retention screws) and includes additional mechanical supports and heatsink modifications in order to withstand higher levels of shock and vibration than the standard UTC004.
VadaTech provides embedded computing, from board-level products, chassis-level platforms, to configurable application-ready systems. The company has a focus on AdvancedTCA, MicroTCA, VPX and PCIe and combines electrical, mechanical, software, and system-level expertise, to provide customised commercial or rugged computing solutions to meet the most complex customer requirements.
VadaTech also offers specialised product solutions for VME, CompactPCI, and other architectures. A member of PICMG and VITA, VadaTech has headquarters, design and manufacturing facilities in Henderson, Nevada, USA with design, support and sales offices in Europe and Asia Pacific.