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Orchid Technologies: Power-PC- Based AdvancedTCA Carrier Blade

The AdvancedTCA Carrier Blade electronics design demands the most from any engineering team

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Orchid Technologies Engineering & Consulting, Completes the Development of a High-speed AdvancedTCA Carrier Blade Design based on a Freescale Power-PC MPC8548 supported by 400MHz DDR2 RAM design.

The AdvancedTCA Carrier Blade electronics design demands the most from any engineering team. The 32-bit, 1.3 GHz processor with 48 lanes of PCI Express peripheral support and fat-pipe I/O support is a performance champion. The design also has customized Zone 3 RTM connectivity. In addition, Renasas SH8-based IPMI resource management supports over 200 Watts of on-board hot-swap power control making this ATCA Blade highly reliable.

"AdvancedTCA and microTCA architectures are intended for demanding, high availability applications," says Paul Nickelsberg, President and CTO at Orchid Technologies. "Orchid’s early success with AdvancedTCA and microTCA design provided our clients world-class high-end computing options."

About Orchid Technologies
Orchid develops custom electronic products for OEM’s. Orchid has successfully completed hundreds of electronic product designs. Orchid has designed high-performing, high-speed computer blade designs with rapid design cycles for its OEM clients. Visit Orchid Technologies’ website www.orchid-tech.com for recent design projects. For additional information contact Paul Nickelsberg, President of Orchid Technologies at 978-461-2000 or email [email protected].

More Stories By Julie Lavallee

Julie Lavallee is Marketing Manager for Orchid Technologies, an engineering and consulting firm which specializes in the design and production of high technology electronic products.