2012-09-01 - Launching full-size double-width MCH for MTCA.4 with rear-transition module

With the most recent family members NAT-MCH-M4 and NAT-MCH-PHYS the market leading MCH is now available for MTCA.4 systems.

Today N.A.T. launches the most recent members of the NAT-MCH family of products, dedicated to MTCA.4 systems: the standard version NAT-MCH-M4 and the NAT-MCH-PHYS, a version with a special clock distribution module which provides extremly low jitter and skew.

The new double-width MCH, NAT-MCH-M4 is targeting at applications based on the MicroTCA.4 form factor. The distinctive feature of the new NAT-MCH-M4 is that in combination with the also available µRTM COM Express Carrier NAT-MCH-Comex, it allows applications to utilize the so far unused space behind the MCH in MTCA.4 systems.

As a standard MTCA.4 was mainly driven by the international high energy physics research institutions, however, MTCA.4 is being adopted by several other industrially driven verticals. Opening the systems space behind the MCH slot provides significant functional improvement and cost savings by combining the functionality of an MCH, i.e. with the one of a PrAMC. Unlike earlier and proprietary attempts by other vendors to integrate MCH and PrAMC capabilities into a single slot in a MicroTCA system, the solution now provided by N.A.T. is fully compliant with the MicroTCA standard. Moreover, this solution actually combines both the MicroTCA and the COM Express standard, enabling significant cost savings and synergies.

For further details please visit the web site for the NAT-MCH-PHYS.