11/8/2002 - Kaparel announces the 6141-ATCA Developer Chassis, with the 11401 Full Mesh Backplane as designed to comply with the forthcoming PICMG 3.0 AdvancedTCA specification.
The Kaparel AdvancedTCA (ATCA) Developer Chassis is intended for developers of next-generation telecommunications systems designed to comply with the PICMG 3.0 specification, which is expected to be ratified by yearend. The Kaparel ATCA Developer Chassis provides a 19" rackmount shelf option with a Kaparel 11401 Full Mesh, 14-slot backplane. The 14Ux84HP chassis accommodates 14-slots of 8U x 6HP x 280mm boards and 14-slots of 8Ux6HPx70mm Rear Transition Modules (RTMs) and includes 6 bottom-mounted DC fans, dual –48 VDC input feeds and ESD socket. The chassis is designed for radial or bussed IPMB and available immediately with a suggested single unit price of the unit is $4805.00 U.S.
Kaparel’s Director of Engineering Jacques Houde, who sits on the PICMG 3.0 subcommittee stated, "The Kaparel 11401 Full Mesh Backplane is a 36 layer Nelco 6000 material PCB and in a recent full load test (14 slots at 200W) thermal imaging shows it runs very cool in operation."
The AdvancedTCA specifications for next-generation telecommunications equipment are aimed at further expanding the market for off-the-shelf, modular solutions for carrier grade communications equipment. PICMG also expects to see interest in AdvancedTCA from other industries such as data communications and military equipment manufacturers. Additional specifications include PICMG 3.1 for Ethernet fabrics, PICMG 3.2 for InfiniBand, and PICMG 3.3 for StarFabric Interconnect.
Kaparel General Manager Tom Sutherland commented, " Kaparel has been an active member of the PICMG 3.0 subcommittee since its inception and our Jardon Engineering Division completed the signal integrity analysis and backplane routing for the Full Mesh backplane under contract for the PICMG 3.0 subcommittee." Mr. Sutherland added, "The long time involvement of both Kaparel and Jardon in telecommunications and our involvement in this and other high-speed designs provide us the experience to offer this viable ATCA development platform for the market."
Kaparel is an ISO 9001:2000 registered company that develops, manufactures, and globally markets high-speed backplane solutions to the Converging Communications market. From its pioneering work in CompactPCI bridge designs, Kaparel has quickly become a leader in many aspects of CompactPCI technology.
Kaparel specializes in high slot count, hot swap and high availability systems and has custom designed over 250 high-speed and CompactPCI backplanes for major global telecommunications and computer manufacturers. Founded in 1996 (as the CompactPCI division of PixStream Incorporated), Kaparel is based in Canada’s Technology Triangle in Waterloo, Ontario and is a part of Rittal International, the world’s largest electronic enclosure manufacturer with offices in over 55 countries.
Jardon a division of Kaparel Corporation is a leader in the PCB interconnect design and layout located in Tustin California. With over 30 years of experience Jardon specializes in high speed (up to 10 Gbps), high complexity backplanes and daughter cards and can provide a one-stop solution from signal analysis and layout design to fabrication and assembly.
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