AdvancedTCA Shelf Manager for Telecom Boards

CASE STUDY

AdvancedTCA Shelf Manager for Telecom Boards

ARM   ·    embedded   ·    Linux   ·    telecom

Scope

A global telecom leader in cooperation with PICMG committee challenged Auriga with development of an AdvancedTCA Shelf Manager - the intellectual part of modern telecommunication chassis.

Projects Highlights

Shelf manager based on embedded Linux distribution running on a number of ARM-based telecom boards.

Compliance with PICMG 3.x and IMPI standards.

Implementing a rich set of access protocols: console, RMCP, SNMP, HTTP.

Redundancy, hot swap and high-availability support with on-board CPLD assist.

Automated test framework and suite developed.

Achieved Benefits

The first (and the leading since) implementation of PICMG 3.x standard-based shelf manager.

Several generations of shelf management hardware modules post-release support and maintenance.

Developed test suite was used as base of PICMG-approved interoperability testing suite.

Technologies

Embedded ARM  ·  Linux

IMPI, I2C, SMBUS  ·  SNMP, HTTP

AdvancedTCA  ·  CPLD assisted redundancy / hot-swap

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