MicroTCA is a smaller form factor architecture that is related to AdvancedTCA. The Advanced Mezzanine Cards (AMCs) that are used in many AdvancedTCA applications as a daughter card are the core modules for MicroTCA. The AMCs are 75 x 180mm boards (or 150mm tall in the double module size). It offers the ability to have very high performance in a small space with speeds up to 40GbE, PCIe Gen3, etc. MicroTCA allows up to 12 AMCs in a system standard with an MicroTCA Carrier Hub (MCH) with IPMB platform management.
Pixus Technologies specializes in customized enclosure systems and integration of a vast selection of AMCs in the marketplace. The chassis size range from 1U, 2U, 5U, 8U (MicroTCA.4 with rear I/O), and custom sizes. Up to 12 AMCs can be housed in a 1U chassis (a deep chassis with front and rear-loading AMCs) for tremendous performance density.
Pixus has also developed unique device-mounting enclosures to hold specialty analyzers or RF devices in the rear of the embedded computing system.