Carlo Gavazzi Computing Solutions Announces New 6-Slot AdvancedTCA System in a 5U Configuration

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Proven Superior Cooling Capacity Exceeds PICMG 3.0 Revision 2.0 Specifications

Brockton, Mass. – Since 1972, US-based Carlo Gavazzi Computing Solutions has been an innovative leader in system architecture for computing platforms. The company announces the 546 Series of its high-density 5U AdvancedTCA system, engineered to cost-effectively address demanding power, thermal management, and network equipment-building system (NEBs) requirements. The 546 Series is PICMG 3.0 Revision 2.0 compliant, fully deployable and ideal for high-bandwidth applications.

Offering the capacity of six slots in a 5U configuration, Carlo Gavazzi Computing Solutions’ 546 Series provides a superior cost/slot ratio to other chassis on the market. The 546 Series is available in a “quick turn” option and can also be customized to meet individual customer specifications.

The 546 Series is a high-performance, scalable solution configured to maximize bandwidth with a six slot 3X replicated full mesh extended fabric connectivity interface. The signal integrity environment of each channel´┐Żs four ports have been optimized to handle SerDes devices up to 10Gbs, allowing the 546 Series to provide a total raw aggregate system bandwidth of 3.6 Tb/s, four times that of a conventional ATCA System. The 546 Series’ backplane also features two rear-pluggable PEM interfaces and two front-pluggable system management modules.

Exceeding PICMG standards, two redundant, six-fan modules provide ample front-side cooling of 250 watts/slot and back-side cooling of 30 watts. The system’s front- and rear-removable push/push intelligent cooling modules optimize power dissipation while minimizing mean time to repair. The 546 Series’ thermal management system also features a removable NEBs filtered intake.

The unique dual-redundant shelf management modules of the 546 Series reside in a dedicated front panel slot and are available with either Pigeon Point ShMM-500R or Intel NetStructure® MPCMM0002 Chassis Management Module technology. All field-replaceable units are intelligent devices and communicate to the shelf managers through the IPMI.

About Carlo Gavazzi Computing Solutions
Based in Brockton, Mass., Carlo Gavazzi Computing Solutions is an innovative leader in system architecture for computing platforms. The company engineers solutions for the military, industrial and telecom industries and offers core product lines in electronic packaging, serial I/O and system expansion. All products are manufactured in the United States and comply with VITA, PICMG and PCI-Sig standards.

Carlo Gavazzi Computing Solutions is a sister company of Carlo Gavazzi Automation Components and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Carlo Gavazzi AG, a publicly-traded, global electronics group. For more information on Carlo Gavazzi Computing Solutions, visit, call 1.800.926.8722 or write to

Attn publishers: Please send all sales leads to Jessica Isquith, Vice President of Marketing, Carlo Gavazzi Computing Solutions 10 Mupac Drive, Brockton, MA 02301 U.S.A. Phone: 1.800.926.8722 Fax: 508.588.0498 Email: Thank you.