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The architecture for tomorrow's telecom systems? * What it is * Why it's important * When it will happen

AdvancedTCA

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11/11/2004
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The first Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (AdvancedTCA)* systems are now hitting the streets, and initial indications are that this technology could be a real winner with telecom OEMs and carriers alike. As with many new technologies there is plenty of hype, but in this instance there is already real substance behind the headlines.

ATCA promises to bring "plug-and-play" to carrier-grade systems by defining a high-availability, chassis-based platform that will scale from gigabits- to terabits-per-second. ATCA systems can be used across many applications, from technology demonstrators to business-critical solutions.

This report takes a look beyond the headlines at the likely benefits, the applications, and the outline specifications, while exploring some of the recent developments supporting this new platform.

Here’s a hyperlinked summary of the report:

Background Reading

A Webinar on this topic, entitled "ATCA: The Interoperability Revolution Continues," is scheduled for December 8. It will be moderated by the author of this report, Simon Stanley, and sponsored by Intel Corp., Motorola Inc., RadiSys Corp., and Siemens Communications Group. For more information or to register, please click here.

Click here to view the recent Light Reading Webinar on which this report is based. The Webinar was sponsored by Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC) (Nasdaq: AMCC), Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC), Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT), and Telco Systems (BATM).


Need to know more about the latest developments in AdvancedTCA? check out the coming Light Reading Live! conference:

AdvancedTCA – The Architecture of Tomorrow's Telecom Systems
at the Hyatt Regency in Burlingame, Calif., on Thursday, January 27, 2005


This one-day event, hosted by Simon Stanley, will provide qualified attendees from Light Reading's global audience with original research into the ATCA components market, from its Heavy Reading market research division.


* AdvancedTCA and ATCA are registered trademarks of PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG).




— Simon Stanley is founder and principal consultant of Earlswood Marketing Ltd. He is the author of several Light Reading reports on communications chips, including Packet Switch Chips, Traffic Manager Chips, 10-Gig Ethernet Transponders, Network Processors, and Next-Gen Sonet Silicon, and is a regular moderator of Light Reading Webinars. He is also author of a Heavy Reading report entitled 10-Gbit/s Ethernet Components: A Heavy Reading Competitive Analysis.

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