1u 19' rack-mounted MTCA Chassis

The NATIVE-C1 offers the performance benefit of MicroTCA in a space-saving horizontal-mounted 1U height. Six AdvancedMC (AMC) slots offer users the flexibility to configure for a wide range of applications, enterprise, industrial control, telecom, wireless, and others. The unique card guide design of the NATIVE-C1 eases the insertion/removal of AMC cards. The replaceable backplane improves the serviceability of the system. The NATIVE-C1 equips with higher performance cooling unit – over 100 CFM of airflow though the chassis – for better thermal profile.

Chassis Dimensions
  • 1U 19-inch EIA rack mount
  • Up to 6 AMC slots
  • 1 MCH slot
  • 1 Power module (PM) slot
  • 1 2HP JTAG switch module (JSM) slot
  • Up to 2 hot swappable cooling units (CU)
  • Maximum 80W per AMC slot
  • Maximum 80W per MCH slot
  • Removable air filter
  • Patented card rail design for ease of insertion/removal AMC cards

  • 1 GbE routed to AMC Port #0 and #1
  • Point-to-point SATA/SAS Port 2 & 3
  • Fabrics D, E, F, G Port 4-7, 40GbE supported
  • TCLKA, TCLKB, and FCLKA to each AMC
  • JTAG Connector
  • IPMI

Cooling Units
  • 4 push-pull fans per CU with each fan rated at 20 CFM
  • Individual-controlled fan speed
  • Straight through side-to-side cooling
  • Fully managed, redundant, and hot swappable
  • Monitored fan power for early failure detection
  • Air filter removed detection
  • 2 CUs with 4 fans each operating in push-pull mode

Power Module

  • Standard operating temperature: +5 C to +40 C
  • Storage temperature: -45 C to 85 C
  • Shock and vibration: Level DL1, IEC 61587-1
  • FCC Part 15, Class A
  • EN 55022
  • EN 55024
  • EIA Compliant
  • RoHS Compliant
  • PICMG MicroTCA.0 R1.0

Family of MicroTCA chassis

The NATIVE-C1 is a member of the NATIVE family of MicroTCA chassis which consists of:


Key features
Technical details
Block diagram
Order code
  • Horizontal-mounted six slots 1U 19" rack-mounted enclosure
  • 420WDC or 840WDC or 600WAC managed power supply
  • Supporting full-, mid-, or compact-size AMCs
  • Up to two redundant hot swappable managed cooling units
  • Removable air filters

Configuration examples for the NATIVE-C1 can be found in the "Technical details" section on the left.


  • 1u 19" rack-mounted


  • 6 mid-size AMCs, horizontally-mounted
  • 1 MCH with fat pipe support

Power Supply

  • 110-240VAC, 300W or 600W output, front pluggable, or 
  • -48VDC, 420W or 840W output, front pluggable

Cooling Unit

  • 2 CUs with 4 fans each operating in push-pull mode

Backplane Configuration

  • 40GbE supported
  • direct SATA / SAS connections
  • single star base fabric and fat pipe, PICMG compliant

Configuration Examples

Configuration Example: 6 single, full-size AMCs

Configuration Example: 3 single, full-size AMCs
(Also possible: 2 single, full-size AMCs, 2 single, mid-size AMCs)

Special Build Configuration: 2 double, mid-size AMCs, 2 single, mid-size AMCs
(Also possible: 1 double, full-size AMCs, 1 single, full-size AMCs)

Rev #
Date Last Modified
native_c1_ds Data Sheet pdf 707 KB 1.1 15-01-2014
 native_c1_HW10_man_hw Hardware Manual for HW-Version 1.0 pdf 7.5 MB 1.3 18-08-2021
native_c1_HW11_man_hw  Hardware Manual for HW-Version 1.1  pdf  7.5 MB   1.0   18-08-2021 

Product Code: NATIVE-C1 [Option]

-03 1U 19" rackmountable MTCA platform, 2 Cooling Units - 6 single mid size AMC payload slots (PMs are separate order items), 40G backplane -


Filler Panels
Description (all filler panels intentionally without air blocker b/o horizontal air flow)
NATIVE-Filler-B Filler Panel for NATIVE-C1 or NATIVE-C2, closing the gap between the chassis bottom and a full-size AMC, PM or MCH. -
NAMC-Filler MS-FP0S 4 HP MTCA.0 AMC Filler Panel single mid-size -