xTCA Testers

xTCA Testers

xTCA Testers

The xTCA Testers is a family of conformance test suites from Polaris Networks, for testing PICMG Specifications for open architecture in telecom.

The Testers are designed for Hardware Manufacturers, System Integrators and Telecom Equipment Manufacturers. These automated tester helps in considerably reducing the time and resources spent on ATCA, AMC, MicroTCA and HPM testing during the development and qualification of building-blocks or during system integration.

The ATCA Tester tests ATCA building blocks, such as Shelf Manager, FRUs, Carrier boards, mezzanine cards for compliance with the specification PICMG 3.0 Rev 3.0. The ATCA Tester also tests E-Keying (40G Ethernet E-Keying) and HPM.2 and HPM.3 requirements.

The MicroTCA Tester is an automated test suite for testing the hardware-management software implementation in MicroTCA - based building blocks or systems.

The AMC Tester is an automated test suite for testing the hardware-management software in Module Management Controllers (MMC) of an AMC and Carrier Manager and also of the Module Management Controller (MMC) of Front AMC managing a uRTM. It is fully conformant with PICMG Specification AMC.0 R2.0 and PICMG MTCA.4 RC1.1.

Benefits of xTCA Testers

  • Reduces the time spent on ATCA, MicroTCA and AMC testing, thereby telecom vendors can achieve a faster time-to-market.
  • Increases the interoperability of xTCA building-blocks.
  • Provides detailed test results with complete decode of API function calls.
  • Test scripts can be modified and new test scripts may be created.
  • Allows different types of management controllers to be tested.
  • Tests can be scheduled for a desired number of iterations and even for future execution.
  • Provides interactive monitoring of the DUT for observing the information of IPMCs including sensors, FRU, e-keying and more, using the TCA Explorer tool.
  • Problems can be reproduced at a later stage by using FRU Dump and SDR Dump tools.