Basic Training

The Basic Training in MTCA.4 is meant for absolute beginners in the world of MTCA.
The trainings are held by Vollrath Dirksen from N.A.T. at DESY.


- Overview of standards: ATCA, AMC, MicroTCA
- MicroTCA Details: building blocks
- Command line interface
- Installing the data plane
- DESY tools to control MicroTCA.4 systems in Tesla/XFEL
- NATview visualisation tool for MicroTCA system: ports, AMC, RTM, backplane, sensors
- Installation of Linux drivers for Struck- and TEWS AMC/RTM

Hands-On Sessions:

- Enabling and using the management plane
- Configuring the data plane
- Backplane viewer, sensors, FRU-Editor
- Operating the MicroTCA.4 system

Course Fee

Standard fee: 400,00 EUR
Student fee: 200,00 EUR

Instructor: Vollrath Dirksen, N.A.T.
Location: DESY
Date: 21 - 22 March 2018

Advanced Training

The advanced trainings aims at users, who have done MicroTCA.4 Beginners Training or have deep MicroTCA.4 knowledge. The training is held at DESY by Vollrath Dirksen, N.A.T..


- Short review of MicroTCA.4 basics
- I2C and IPMI: hardware AMC and RTM, IPMI software
- RMCP protocol
- ipmitool and examples
- PCIexpress: Enumeration
- PCIexpress: Hot-plug support
- MCH clock configuration, clock script file

Hands-On Sessions:

- Comparing command line interface and ipmitool
- PCIexpress with command line interface
- PCIexpress with lspci
- PCIexpress with PCIexpress GUI
- PCIexpress Hot-plug with PCIexpress GUI from Desy
- MCH clock configuration

Course Fee

Standard fee: 600,00 EUR
Student fee: 300,00 EUR

Instructor: Vollrath Dirksen, N.A.T.
Location: DESY
Date: 7 - 8 March 2018

Date: 24 - 25 May 2018

In-house Trainings

We also offer in-house trainings at your company for you. Remote training can be booked as well.For more information, feel free to contact us.

Contact us!

Do you want to register for the upcoming trainings or do you want to be added to the waiting list for the trainings? Do you have questions concerning trainings, in-house or at DESY? Please do not hesitate to contact us:

Susanne Schuster
22607 Hamburg
+49 (0)40 8998 1818

Interested in Trainings?

If the given training dates do not work for you, you can join our waiting list. Please contact us.

Additional trainings are possible on demand.