Wednesday, August 15, 2012

PICMG Adopts 40 Gbps AdvancedTCA Spec

The PICMG standards organization officially adopted the AdvancedTCA 3.1R2 specification, which quadruples the system bandwidth that can be achieved in AdvancedTCA systems to 40 Gbps.

The new specification allows a single chassis to handle data transfers up to 10 terabits per second for full mesh designs.

"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. “It guarantees backward compatibility and interoperability, and offers a significant bandwidth improvement for next-generation data-hungry applications."

The new specification is available in print and electronic formats.