Advantech -Blade Computing Platforms
Advantech Is driving innovation in next-generation network solutions with high performance computing (HPC) platforms (Blade Computing Platforms).
It provides mission critical hardware to the world’s leading telecom and networking equipment manufacturers, and plays a crucial role in industrial communication.
Our Blade Computing division with an extensive CompactPCI and growing ATCA deployed base, designs both standard and customized products for AdvancedTCA, AdvancedMC and MicroTCA solutions.
An AdvancedTCA board (blade) is 280 mm deep and 322 mm high. The boards have a metal front panel and a metal cover on the bottom of the printed circuit board to limit electromagnetic interference and to limit the spread of fire. The locking injector-ejector handle (lever) actuates a microswitch to let the Intelligent Platform Management Controller (IPMC) know that an operator wants to remove a board, or that the board has just been installed, thus activating the hot-swap procedure. AdvancedTCA boards support the use of PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) or Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) expansion mezzanines.
Advanced Mezzanine Cards are printed circuit boards (PCBs) that follow a specification of the PCI Industrial Computers Manufacturers Group (PICMG), with more than 100 companies participating. Known as AdvancedMC, the official specification designation is AMC.x (see below). AdvancedMC is targeted to requirements for the next generation of “carrier grade” communications equipment. This series of specifications are designed to work on any carrier card (primarily AdvancedTCA) but also to plug into a backplane directly as defined by MicroTCA specification.The AMC standard is not to be confused with other mezzanine card standards such as PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) and FMC – FPGA Mezzanine Card.
Advantech CPCI Blades and Boards and VPX solutions are designed with the latest technologies. Product offering includes Mezzanine Cards, Network Application, and AdvancedTCA complied solutions. Advantech CompactPCI platforms are widely used in mission-critical industrial and telecommunication applications that demand enhanced reliability, high-availability and serviceability as well as long-term upgradability and manageability.
Advantech: Partnering for Smart City & IoT Solutions
Founded in 1983, Advantech is a leader in providing trusted innovative embedded and automation products and solutions. Advantech offers comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services, and global logistics support; all backed by industry-leading front and back office e-business solutions. Advantech has always been an innovator in the development and manufacture of high-quality, high-performance computing platforms. We cooperate closely with our partners to help provide complete solutions for a wide array of applications across a diverse range of industries. To realize our corporate vision of Enabling an Intelligent Planet, Advantech will continue collaborating and Partnering for Smart city & IoT Solutions. Advantech 3-Circle Principle is based on “Good to Great” written by Jim Collins. According to the book, a company looking for long-term success should clearly address the 3-fundamental principles, and commit to long-term solid execution of these principles. Advantech is fully convinced by this theory so we adhere to it by clearly defining Advantech’s 3-Circle Principle as above.