Schroff has announced that its range of AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA chassis systems have undergone and passed rigorous testing at an independent laboratory to confirm their stability under extreme shock and vibration conditions.

With these open computing standards beginning to attract the attention of users in the defence and transportation sectors, it has become essential for systems to be able to cope with the most demanding of environments.

The 14-slot 12U AdvancedTCA system under test was equipped with 12 dummy boards at the front, together with two operational shelf manager boards and two AMC carriers containing AMC modules of varying dimensions. The rear of the system was equipped with 14 transition modules, and the total weight of the system was 71.5kg.

The 14-slot 4U MicroTCA system under test was populated with 12 double AdvancedMC modules and two filler modules, resulting in a total system weight of 11.5kg.

The testing was carried out in accordance with IEC 60068-2-6 (vibration tests) and IEC 60068-2-27 (shock resistance tests).