The AMC specification is small and cool.
It establishes a modular building block approach that is fabric based, swappable and scalable.
The modules are designed according to a series of AMC.x specifications and are suitable for a broad range of applications including wireless base stations, VOIP, media-servers, blade servers, test and measurement systems and security applications.
The most common AMC format is the single module type which provides sufficient board space to create high performance, modular solutions.
One of selection of processors the AM C8x/msd is an AdvancedMC® processor board based on the 6-core Intel® Xeon® E-2276ME processor with a 2.8GHz base frequency for high-performance applications. Compared to previous product generations that had a fixed fabric interface, AM C8x/msd is available with either PCI Express® or RapidIO® fabric interfaces enabling the same processor complex to be used in a variety of user configurations.
By default, AM C8x/msd comes with 16 Gbytes soldered DDR4 Error Correcting Code DRAM with single bit error correction and dual channel architecture. Unique to AM C8x/msd, the standard 1000BASE-BX backplane connections can be used at 10GBASE-KR rates to significantly improve Ethernet throughput.
DOUBLE PROCESSOR MODULES
Double format modules are better suited for higher power and I/O intensive applications and, driven by an extension of the MicroTCA specification (MTCA.4), are now widely used for high-speed physics experimentation and control.
EXAMPLE: AM G6x/msd is an AdvancedMC® module designed for long life-cycle, high performance applications. It has the same rear I/O options as the previous generation module for backwards compatibility, includes support for Serial over LAN, adds new direct attached storage and 10 Gigabit Ethernet options.
Double module AMC processor
High performance Intel® Processor
Direct attached storage options
Wide range of front panel connections
Support for Serial over LAN
AMC 56xxx Series from Pentek complies with the AMC.1 specification by providing an x8 PCIe connection to AdvancedTCA carriers or μTCA chassis. Module management is provided by an IPMI 2.0 MMC (Module Management Controller).
PCI Express Interface: The AMC module includes an industry-standard interface fully compliant with PCI Express Gen. 1, 2 & 3 bus specifications.
The x8 PCIe interface includes multiple DMA controllers for efficient transfers to and from the board.
Module Management: The Module Management Controller complies with the IPMI 2.0 MMC specification.
Optional Interface: Option -104 installs a front panel connector with 24 pairs of LVDS connections to the FPGA for custom I/O.
SINGLE STORAGE MODULE
The AM 600/10x is a single-width full height (or mid-height) AdvancedMC™ mass storage module. The module supports either a SATA hard disk drive or two CompactFlash® drives. The AM 600/10x is designed in compliance to AMC.0 and AMC.3 Type S2 (2x SATA on Ports 2 and 3).
The AM 600/10x is compatible with Concurrent Technologies AMC processor modules and supports full hot swap and IPMI capabilities. The AM 600/10x is designed for use in AdvancedTCA® or MicroTCA™ applications in the telecommunications, scientific, and defence markets. Application examples include mass storage data servers, database management or local system storage.
DOUBLE STORAGE MODULE
The AM 600/20x is a double-width full-height (or mid-height) AdvancedMC™ mass storage module. The module supports up to two SATA hard disk drives or two CompactFlash® drives. The AM 600/20x is designed in compliance to AMC.0 and AMC.3 Type S2 (2x SATA on Ports 2 and 3).
The AM 600/20x is compatible with Concurrent Technologies AMC processor modules and supports full hot swap and IPMI capabilities. The AM 600/20x is designed for use in AdvancedTCA® or MicroTCA™ applications in the telecommunications, scientific, and defence markets. Application examples include mass storage data servers, database management or local system storage.