If you think the new Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) standard is “just another mezzanine card” or if you think it’s just a subset of the AdvancedTCA specification and it will arrive sometime in the future, then you may have completely missed the boat.

AMC boards and chassis are here today. They are being adopted in platforms ranging from custom designs and blade servers to AdvancedTCA products and beyond. They are being considered by companies in the military and commer-cial markets as well as those in the enter-prise and telecommunications space. Why? Because AMC modules bring a truly modular approach to systems design that no other mezzanine form factor has offered.

Reprinted with permission from CompactPCI Systems / August 2005. Article © OpenSystems Publishing.