What is ATCA   ...ATCA or AdvancedTCA = Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture 

ATCA-based Servers for Telecom Infrastructures

are like others Rack-mount Servers used in Telecom Infrastructures

obviously fully compatible with existing Technologies & Networks

but with much more Advantages and reducing drastically CAPEX & OPEX

Key Differentiators for CAPEX & OPEX Reductions

ATCA is the only “Standardized Platform for Carrier Grade Telecom Systems” (PICMG Specifications)

Multiple sources from well known vendors and as such not looked into one single supplier (see Vendors)

Most flexible platform with many options for LTE, DPI, DSP Blades, ...anything for Next Gen Mobile Networks

Most easy to upgrade and re-use

Low Cost Serviceability: In-Service Upgrade Hardware & Software - No down time (see for example Enea HA “Element”)

High Availability (HA) “five nines” 99,999% (see for example Enea HA “Element”)

Reliability: No single point of failure

Cost Reduction but also Size, Power and Hardware Complexity Reduction see Press Releases from:

Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Genband, Huawei, Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) see Large TEM’s (includes all direct links to PR’s))

or see ATCA World June 2011 page 7 (includes all direct links to the PR’s of each company)

Facts of Global Success with Large Companies

Deployed in all World’s Major Telecom Networks, see Global Deployment Map, (30 Carriers & Service Providers)

All Major TEM’s & NEP’s are using ATCA: Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Ericsson, Genband, Hitachi, Huawei, NEC, NSN, Tellabs, ZTE,...

Start-ups are using ATCA to compete on “Time-to-Market”

“Make-or-Buy” has become “Make-and-Buy” your choice at any time

Your choice at any time depending on your Business Model and required Time-to-Market and needed options

The ATCA and MicroTCA Systems are available from several vendors as Application Ready Servers and as Blades or Modules

Several ATCA users like Alcatel-Lucent and Huawei are making and buying, both in volume

Leading ATCA vendors are offering fast design services for specials to tune the application and reduce cost

Time-to-Market   ...but Faster

Application ready servers from several vendors and many standards options

New HW with Latest Multicore CPU, DSP and NPU in general first available from ATCA vendors

ATCA Specifications

The Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture is the largest

specification effort in the history of the PCI Industrial Computer
Manufacturers Group (PICMG), with more than 100 companies
participating. Known as AdvancedTCA, the official specification
designation is PICMG 3.x . ATCA is targeted to requirements for
the next generation of "carrier grade" communications equipment.

This series of specifications incorporates the latest trends in high speed

interconnect technologies, next generation processors, and improved

Reliability, Availability and Serviceability (RAS).

ATCA®, AdvancedTCA®, xTCA®, AdvancedMC™, MicroTCA®,
CompactPCI®, COM Express® are Trademarks of PICMG www.picmg.org

Products & Solutions for Next Gen Communications Infrastructures www.atcaworld.com                  

ATCA World is addressing about 90% of the Global Telecom Market & Mil-Aero

Other Publications

Embedded Systems World

About ATCA

Large Ecosystems


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