Tag: MicroTCA

Is Your Captive Hardware ATCA-Compliant?


For engineers designing telecommunications and industrial computing applications, the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG) is the leading resource for design specifications and compliance information.

Southco, the leader in ATCA access hardware, is the only ATCA supplier to offer a captive screw class compliant with the current PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG) ATCA R3.0 standard. The ATCA-compliant 47 Captive Screw meets float and material requirements as designated by PICMG.

Southco has expertise in the functionality, flexibility, ergonomics and technicalities of PICMG standards affecting AdvancedTCA® (ATCA), AdvancedMC™ (AMC), and MicroTCA®. As a member of PICMG, Southco has developed a full range of products including ejector handles, alignment/keying blocks and captive retention screws in accordance with their standards.

Visit Southco’s xTCA Solutions page to learn more about our ATCA-compliant access hardware.

AdvancedTCA . . . the Little Market that could.

For about five years now, we have been designing ejectors, fasteners, and alignment pins for the forthcoming  ATCA market.  Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions are all the rage in embedded computing— improving time to market, reducing development and material costs, and allowing OEMs to focus on their specialized components (special sauce!), whil