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Schroff, an electronics packaging specialist, has introduced a 3U, four-slot MicroTCA system that has been developed to provide a platform for the testing and evaluation of AdvancedMC modules.

Based on Schroff’s Ratiopac-Pro 19in (48cm) desktop case, the new integrated system includes a special MicroTCA backplane, four extra-wide AdvancedMC slots, a 400W ATX power supply unit with an input range of 90VAC to 264VAC and active cooling using a total of eight 5V fans.

The topology of the backplane has been designed for testing AdvancedMC modules, with CLK, JTAG, data and management lines accessible to external measuring equipment via connectors on the rear of the backplane.

In addition, the backplane incorporates power management for the AdvancedMC slots, automatically setting the four ‘Enable’ inputs on power-up.

Individual slots can also be controlled independently by switches on the front panel.

Each AdvancedMC slot measures 12hp in width to allow side access to installed modules and the top cover of the case and upper guide rails can be removed to accommodate double-size AdvancedMC modules, if required.

For over four decades Schroff has been a world leader in the development and manufacture of electronics packaging components and systems.


The company offers a comprehensive range of enclosure solutions, including cabinets, subracks, cases, backplanes and power supplies, as well as complete systems for standard bus architectures such as VME, cPCI, AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA.


These products are based on the know-how of specialists in the integration of mechanical, electronic and thermal management systems, together with many years’ experience of the most diverse applications in all kinds of environments. Schroff technical personnel are also heavily involved in the development of international standards for electronics packaging systems, with representatives on numerous working groups of institutions such as the IEC, CENELEC, IEEE, BSI, VDE and DIN.


To complement its wide range of products, the company has established a co-ordinated service strategy designed to ensure that customers enjoy comprehensive support throughout the life of the product.Grouped together under the banner ‘ServicePLUS’, Schroff’s product support services are now arranged in eight modules comprising configuration, assembly, modification, solution, express, support, academy and lifecycle.


The Schroff website, provides full technical information on all of the company’s products, including detailed descriptions, technical data, user manuals, test reports and downloadable CAD drawings

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