Rack system incorporates thermal management and redundancy features

Paul Boughton

Foremost Electronics, the specialist distributor of electromechanical components, is now stocking the Schroff 4U high 19-in MicroTCA rack system which incorporates the thermal management and redundancy features required to ensure high system availability while keeping space requirements to a minimum. 

Intended primarily for telecoms applications the new enclosure is designed to accommodate 12 single mid-size AdvancedMC modules, two single full-size MicroTCA carrier hubs and two single power modules up to 12HP in width for N+1 redundant operation.

The system conforms to the PICMG MTCA.0 R1.0 base specification and is equipped with a backplane which employs dual-star topology for interconnections between the slots allowing implementation of a fully redundant system.

Cooling redundancy is provided by two rear-mounted hot-swap fan modules, each fitted with two temperature controlled fan modules and an EMMC cooling unit manager. Airflow is from front to rear and the air inlet filter can be replaced from the front of the unit.

Housed in a 296mm deep EMC shielded steel case with 19” rack-mounting brackets, is finished in RAL9005 black powder coated-paint and is supplied with guide rails for vertical mounting of PCBs within the card cage.

Typical applications for Schroff-Pentair Racks and Enclosures include IT, medical and industrial computer systems offering not only enclosures but also shielding and cooling for critical systems that support electronic environments.

For more information, visit www.4most.co.uk