Moto Packs MicroTCA
"Motorola's MicroTCA communications servers support a pay-as-you-grow business model," said Paul Virgo, marketing director, Embedded Communications Computing, Motorola. "Given the significant level of interest from our customers, Motorola believes that it is important to drive this standard into the marketplace now. By providing early access to this technology for our customers' evaluation, Motorola can help reduce time-to market for new, fast emerging applications and can speed the overall adoption and maximize the potential economies of scale of MicroTCA."
The Centellis 1000 series is designed to the draft specification of the MicroTCA open standard, making it physically smaller, with finer-grain scalability than Motorola's initial communications servers based on the AdvancedTCA® industry standard.
"The architecture similarities of ATCA and MicroTCA enable re-use of hardware and software, making application migration between the two platforms relatively easy and driving economies of scale," said Eric Gulliksen, embedded hardware director, VDC. "Indications are that MicroTCA may mature more quickly than ATCA because of anticipated demand for this smaller form factor."
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