VadaTech Announces New MicroTCA MTCA.4 Chassis Family

MicroTCA MTCA.4 Chassis
MicroTCA MTCA.4 Chassis

These chassis comply with MTCA.4 specifications, providing enhanced clock/trigger distribution and supporting the use of Rear Transition Modules for signal conditioning.

“We see MTCA.4 having a strong future, both within the scientific community and out in industry,” said Saeed Karamooz, founder and CEO of VadaTech. “We have been pleased to see such strong interest in the product line and have developed the VT81x chassis range to provide the reliability required across a range of scaling options.”

The first MicroTCA chassis in the range, VT811, is shipping now and supports 12 AMCs/RTMs in an 8U 19” rack-mount enclosure with full redundancy. Features include the use of aluminium construction to reduce weight, carefully designed airflow to avoid hot-spots, and an internal cable channel to ease installation. Two further products were announced at the same time; the VT812 is a 6-bay chassis retaining full redundancy whilst achieving a 40% space saving, while the VT813 is a 12-bay high power unit capable of supporting 4,000W AC power. Both of these products are available to order now, with further MTCA.4 products due to be announced in the first half of next year.

About MTCA.4

MTCA.4, based on the MicroTCA standard, defines MicroRTM modules and enhancements for precision timing. While defined and adopted by the scientific community, particularly for high-energy physics, it is finding its way into aggregation layer, video and service-based applications.

About VadaTech

VadaTech is a market-leading design and manufacturing company providing embedded computer products with a strong focus on AdvancedTCA, MicroTCA and AMC. The company dedicates itself to introducing leading edge technology for the most demanding applications, resulting in an impressive breadth of product capability. The company ethos is built around addressing complex customer requirements and delivering value through innovation. Careful design re-use across the product line has led to a cohesive approach that aids interoperability, a valuable benefit to both integrators and end users.