Migration to ATCA an Open Modular Architecture
This white paper traces the evolution and presents a technical summary of the Advanced Telecommunication Communication Architecture (ATCA) technology. In addition, it lists the current market trends in ATCA products. The white paper begins with a detailed look at how Compact PCI (cPCI) evolved over the years until it lead to the genesis of ATCA. It also discusses the mechanical, power distribution, Backplane, and shelf management aspects of ATCA. In the end, the white paper discusses the current trends in the ATCA industry that cover the availability of different ATCA components in market today; as well as how these components are being used in various solutions.