ADLINK Announces 5U 5-slot AdvancedTCA Chassis with Shelf Manager

ADLINK Technology introduces the aTCA-8505, an AdvancedTCA chassis with shelf manager and dual hot-swappable I2C controlled fan trays. The aTCA-8505 also features a push-pull design for a right-to-left transverse of air flow and a more efficient cooling system. In order to accelerate the transition speed within the blades, the chassis backplane supports a full-mesh transition module. All these features make the aTCA-8505 an ideal solution for network security appliance providers who demand high performance and remote control functionality.

ADLINK Announces 5U 5-slot AdvancedTCA Chassis with Shelf ManagerThe aTCA-8505 has three slots for nodes, two slots for fabrics, and dual shelf manager slots to meet redundancy requirements. The shelf manager provides a UART and two LAN ports for external connectivity. Using off-board I2C buses, external FRUs and intelligent fan board data can be easily accessed to monitor environment status and adjust fan power to all the blades inside the chassis.

All ADLINK AdvancedTCA CPU blades and switch blades support both base and fabric interfaces. The transition mode of the base interface is dual star and the fabric interface is full mesh.

Price and Availability
The aTCA-8505 is competitively priced starting at $3,200 and is available with discounts in volume.

About ADLINK Technology
ADLINK Technology is a leading manufacturer of high-performance, high-quality PC-based add-on cards for the test & measurement, automation and process control industries. ADLINK is also quickly emerging as a leader in industrial computing products with innovative passive backplane and CompactPCI platforms. ADLINK products are globally marketed through direct sales offices for OEM customers and an extensive network of worldwide sales channels.

The company has over 30% of its employees in research and development for the following product groups:

  • Test & Measurement: NuDAQ Series of ISA/PCI/cPCI/USB data acquisition and communication cards, NuDAM Series of remote data acquisition modules and DAQBench Active X Controls for visual programming and control.
  • Automation: Motion controllers in cPCI/PCI/PC104 form factors and wire-saving high-speed I/O technology for real-time control applications.
  • Computer & Communication: CompactPCI and PXI computing platforms in both 3U and 6U form factors and PCI-X of PICMG single board computers in half and full-size versions.