AdvancedTCA® (or ATCA®) technology has proven itself to be one of the most successful open, bladed architectures for high-performance, ultra-reliable network computing. The PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturer Group (PICMG®) ratified the original ATCA open standard specification 15 years ago, has enhanced it over the years, and continues be an active organization of vendors and users. ATCA has defined a system architecture that supports systems which are compact, light and power efficient—which has become an ideal choice for military, aerospace and security systems.
Traditional methods of digital signal processing in military and aerospace applications have used specialized FPGAs, multiprocessor VME or OpenVPX solutions. Advances in microprocessor technology and accompanying software could mean that AdvancedTCA® (ATCA®) has the potential to replace some of those elements in complex signal processing applications.
With the MVME5100 family of products going end-of-life, there are a number of newer products available from SMART Embedded Computing that might be options to replace your MVME5100 family of boards. This document outlines the pros and cons when selecting a replacement board.
All currently available VME boards from SMART Embedded Computing will continue to be available until at least 2025.