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AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA Systems: All Shock, Vibration and Earthquake Tests Passed

For the use of AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA systems some users demand shock, vibration and earth quake tests.

The AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA systems from Schroff were therefore tested in an independent laboratory in Munich in accordance with the standards IEC60068-2-6 (vibration tests), IEC60068-2-27 (shock resistance tests) and IEC60068-2-57 (swing tests with time laps processes) and passed. A 14 Slot AdvancedTCA system assembled with AdvancedMC carriers, AdvancedMC modules of varying dimensions and two AdvancedTCA Shelf Managers was tested. The 14 Slot-MicroTCA systems tested were assembled with twelve AdvancedMC modules and two Filler modules (blank panels).

Furthermore the AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA systems from Schroff fulfil demands for temperature control and EMC. The well-thought out cooling concepts provide consistent cooling of installed components, even during failure of a fan. In order to guarantee a reliable and cost effective temperature control and shelf management, the AdvancedTCA systems are equipped with two Shelf Management controllers, respectively fan controls. Both functions are combined on one board. With the integrated backplanes of complete systems, various transfer protocols can be realised.


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The 3 and 4-pin cordsets are available with flexlife ® PVC or PUR jacketed cable. All connectors deliver IEC IP 67 protection.

The M8 picofast line, like most TURCK cordsets, provides male or female, straight and right angle connectors, standard and custom lengths, and pigtails or extensions. Fully encapsulated mating receptacles are also offered, completing the system.