8th MicroTCA Workshop for Industry and Research at DESY

With more than 190 participants from 17 countries, the 8th MicroTCA Workshop for Industry and Research has again been the highlight of the year for MicroTCA developers, suppliers and users alike.
The now well-known format of the event included seven sessions with 40 short presentations (including several keynotes on topics of general interest), an industry exhibition, a comprehensive pre-workshop program as well as tours of DESY and a conference dinner on the MS Hanseatic.
Noteworthy progress has been reported on the Future of MicroTCA. A working group is now being established under the auspices of PICMG with a view to providing more power and increasing internal system bandwidth.
The workshop also saw several contributions from China, where this year the first major MicroTCA event sparked a lot of interest. All presentations can be downloaded from our archive (https://mtcaws.desy.de/contributions/). The next workshop will take place on December 1-3, 2020.

MicroTCA Technology Lab at Embedded World

From February 25th to 27th the MicroTCA Technology Lab will be part of the PICMG booth at the Embedded World in Nuremberg.

Our Components

DESY constantly develops universal and dedicated products for its MicroTCA systems. Through licensing programmes, these products are available for external customers and have been used in many other industrial and research facilities. The product range covers AMC, RTM and FMC cards.

Get an overview of the available MicroTCA components developed by DESY and the MicroTCA Technology Lab.

Our Services

The MicroTCA Technology Lab offers a wide range of services including hardware and firmware developement, test services, design services, consulting and equipment rental. It provides an open lab space available for customers and anyone who is interested in the technology.

Get an overview of the services of the MicroTCA Technology Lab here.

Our Partners

We collaborate with strong partners to provide high-end test and development services.

Find out more about the facilities and official partners of the MicroTCA Technology Lab.

About microTCA...

MicroTCA (Micro Telecommunications Computing Architecture) is an electrical and mechanical open standard for managed, compact, modular and high-realiability electronic boards.

Main advantages of MicroTCA are its high modularity and reliability along state-of-the art digital technologies supporting PCIe, 10 Gigabit Ethernet and other high-speed interconnects.

MicroTCA.4 has rapidly evolved to become a viable standard for demanding applications e.g. particle accelerators, high-energy physics, plasma fusion sources and many more.

For industries with a keen interest in fully managed, compact, modular and reliable computing performance MicroTCA is the platform to trust on!

Techlab on GitHub
About the Lab...

The MicroTCA Technology Lab is one of seven Innovation Labs funded by the Helmholtz Association.
DESY together with partners has created this User Innovation Lab.

Our goal is to foster the electronics standard MicroTCA in research and industry. We want to facilitate the use of MicroTCA and support new and existing users of the technology with our products and services.

Contact Us!

Notkestr. 85
22607 Hamburg
+49 (0)40 8998 1887

How To Find Us

We are located on the DESY Campus in building 3. For directions to DESY please see http://www.desy.de/about_desy/getting_there/hamburg/index_eng.html.

DESY map including the MicroTCA Technology Lab