Using an advanced split backplane design to simplify customization, the second generation CO-Star 14-slot AdvancedTCA central-office shelf features additional airflow capacity for cooling beyond 200W per slot and board-to-board assembly to eliminate internal wire harnesses. The unit meets GR-63, GR-1089, and UL/EN 60950 EN55024 (in process) for NEBS Level III requirements. Each shelf-level FRU includes redundancy at the control-circuit level, where an IPM controller is located on both IPMB-A and IPMB-B buses. For a higher level of redundancy, each IPM bus has a separate control processor with information sharing. According to the company, these characteristics ensure that shelf reliability meets or exceeds 99.999%. Pricing for a complete CO-Star shelf is $8,500 each/10. TRACEWELL SYSTEMS INC., Westerville, OH. (800) 848-4525.
Company: TRACEWELL SYSTEMS INC.
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