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Texas InstrumentsFreescale Power PC Processors
PICMG Open Modular Computing Standards
PICMG Advance Mezzanine Card (AMC) Specification
PICMG MicroTCA Specification

 

 

General info

  • Unified, standard, debugged and well documented PICMG AMC platforms with DSP, FPGA and FMC-site
  • Minimizing design time and cost of end user DSP MicroTCA and AdvancedTCA equipment and applications
  • AMC-modules with multi-core DSP, high-capacity FPGA and high-speed external I/O for ultra-high performance modular DSP pools of user MicroTCA and AdvancedTCA applications
  • FMC HPC site for user application adopted I/O (AD/DA, SFP+, QSFP+, SDR, RF, etc.) (TORNADO-A6678/FMC only)
  • Meet PICMG 3.0 Rev.3.0, MicroTCA.0 R1.0, AMC.0 R2.0, IPMI 1.5, VITA 57.1-2008 specifications
  • One or two 8-core TI TMS320C6678 DSP(s) (1.25GHz 320GMAC/160GFLOPS)
  • Xilinx Virtex-7/Kintex Ultrascale/Ultrascale+ FPGA
  • High-speed multi-channel DSP-to-FPGA communication
  • High-speed DSP-to-DSP communication (TORNADO-A6678DKU only)
  • AMC Fabric-D/E/F/G 4-7 and 8-11 ports from FPGA for high-speed real-time data transfer using AMC.2 10GbE/40GbE/100GbE, AMC.4  Serial RapidIO (39.4Gbps), AMC.1 PCIe (32Gbps) protocols
  • Optional high-speed AMC-to-AMC communication via AMC-ports 12-15 (any protocol)
  • High-speed AMC Fabric-B ports 2-3 (AMC.3 SATA/SAS ) for communication with SSD/HDD AMC-modules
  • Front-panel dual SFP+ (10Gbps+) or QSFP+ (10Gbps+, 40Gbps+, 100Gbps+) ports for high-speed external I/O (except for TORNADO-A6678/FMC)
  • Remote control, in-chassis AMC-to-AMC communication and low-speed real-time AMC-to-PC data transfer via AMC Fabric-A ports 0-1 (AMC.2 1GbE) and front-panel RJ45/LAN 1GbE ports (except for TORNADO-A6678/FMC)
  • Front-panel DSP/FPGA controlled LED indicators
  • MMC controller with MicroLAB Systems TAMMC MMC-kernel and high-speed monitoring of on-board power supplies and temperatures for reliable module operation and protection
  • Optional stand-alone operation from +12V power supply for embedded applications

Development tools

  • TI Code Composer Studio tools and MicroLAB Systems MIRAGE-NC2/NE1 JTAG emulators for TI DSP
  • Xilinx ISE/Vivado tools and IP for FPGA
  • MicroLAB Systems TORNADO-Axxx SDK (TASDK) tools with high-level API function libraries, bootloader and system monitor for development of user DSP and PC applications and system control
  • DSP and FPGA demo projects for tests and user application basis

Applications

  • Telecommunication
  • RF and digital radio
  • Cell telephony
  • General stand-alone and distributed DSP applications
  • Image processing and videoconferencing
  • Radars and astrophysics
  • Industrial, telemetry and instrumentation
  • Medical

** Notes

MicroLAB Systems can modify its products to meet special customer requirements. MOQ may apply. Contact MicroLAB Systems for more details.

  TORNADO-A6678/FMC mid-size AMC-module (click to enlarge)
Block-diagram for TORNADO-A6678/FMC AMC-module (click to enlarge)
Industry first unique TORNADO-A6678/FMC AMC module/controller with TMS320C6678 DSP, Virtex-7 FPGA and FMC-site
(click to enlarge)
 

Mid-size TORNADO-A6678 AMC-module (click to enlarge)
Block-diagram for TORNADO-A6678 rev.2 AMC-module (click to enlarge)
TORNADO-A6678 AMC module/controller with TMS320C6678 DSP and Virtex-7 FPGA
(click to enlarge)
 

Block-diagram of TORNADO-A6678DKUxxx AMC module with two TMS320C6678 DSPs and Kintex Ultrascale FPGA (click to enlarge)
TORNADO-A6678DKUxxx AMC module/controller with two TMS320C6678 DSPs and Kintex Ultrascale FPGA
(click to enlarge)
 

 

TORNADO-A6778xxx AMC-modules

AMC-module DSP FPGA
(Xilinx)
FPGA
memory
External
I/O ports
AMC I/F
ports

TORNADO-
A6678/FMC

Block-diagram for TORNADO-A6678/FMC AMC-module (click to enlarge)   AMC- TORNADO-A6678
TMS320C6678
(1.25GHz, 1.4GHz)
Virtex-7
XC7VX330T
XC7VX415T(*)
XC7VX690T

(-2FFG1157C(*)
-3FFG1157E)
DDR3 256Mx64
DDR3 256Mx32
FMC/HPC  (VITA 57.1)
(160 I/O, 8x 12Gbps)

USB
(UART-DSP,
UART-MMC)

LED (DSP, FPGA)
P4÷P7, P8÷P11
(, 4 12Gbps,
AMC.1/.2/.4)

P0, P1 (1GbE)
(DSP)
 
TORNADO-A6678 rev.1B1
(available until rev.2A)
Block-diagram for TORNADO-A6678 rev.1B1 AMC-module (click to enlarge)   AMC- TORNADO-A6678
TMS320C6678
(1.25GHz)
Virtex-7
XC7VX330T
XC7VX415T(*)
XC7VX690T

(-2FFG1157C)
- 1x SFP+ (10Gbps)
RJ45/LAN (1GbE)

T/X-XDEBUG
(UART-DSP,
UART-MMC,
JTAG-DSP,
JTAG-FPGA)

LED (DSP, FPGA)
P4÷P7, P8÷P11
(FPGA, 4 10Gbps,
AMC.1/.2/.4)

P0
(DSP, 1GbE)

TORNADO-A6678 rev.2

(1Q'2017)
Block-diagram for TORNADO-A6678 rev.2 AMC-module (click to enlarge)
TMS320C6678
(1.25GHz, 1.4GHz)
Virtex-7
XC7VX330T
XC7VX415T(*)
XC7VX690T

(-2FFG1157C(*)
-3FFG1157E)
DDR3 256Mx64
DDR3 256Mx64
DDR3 256Mx32
DDR3 256Mx32
2x SFP+ (12Gbps)
RJ45/LAN (1GbE)

USB
(UART-DSP,
UART-MMC)

LED (DSP, FPGA)
P4÷P7, P8÷P11
(FPGA, 4 12Gbps,
AMC.1/.2/.4)

P0, P1 (1GbE)
(DSP)

P2, P3 (SATA)
(FPGA)

P12÷P15 (opt)
(FPGA, 4 12Gbps)

TORNADO-
A6678KUxxx

(1Q'2017)
Block-diagram for TORNADO-A6678KUxxx AMC-module with DSP and Kintex Ultrascale FPGA (click to enlarge)
TMS320C6678
(1.25GHz, 1.4GHz)
Kintex UltraScale
XCKU025
XCKU035
XCKU040(*)
XCKU060
XCKU095

(-1FFVA1156C(*)
-2FFVA1156E)
DDR4 256Mx64
DDR4 256Mx64
DDR4 256Mx32
2x SFP+ (12Gbps)
RJ45/LAN (1GbE)

USB
(UART-DSP,
UART-MMC)

LED (DSP, FPGA)
P4÷P7, P8÷P11
(FPGA, 4 12Gbps,
AMC.1/.2/.4)

P0, P1 (1GbE)
(DSP)

P2, P3 (SATA)
(FPGA)

P12÷P15 (opt)
(FPGA, 4 12Gbps)

TORNADO-
A6678KUxxx+

(4Q'2017)
Block-diagram for TORNADO-A6678KUxxx+ AMC-module with DSP and Kintex Ultrascale+ FPGA (click to enlarge)
TMS320C6678
(1.25GHz, 1.4GHz)
Kintex UltraScale+
XCKU11P(*)
XCKU15P

(-2FFVE1517E)
DDR4 256Mx64
DDR4 256Mx64
2x QSFP+ (4x 28Gbps)
RJ45/LAN (1GbE)

USB
(UART-DSP,
UART-MMC)

LED (DSP, FPGA)
P4÷P7, P8÷P11
(FPGA, 4 28Gbps,
AMC.1/.2/.4)

P0, P1 (1GbE)
(DSP)

P2, P3 (SATA)
(FPGA)

P12÷P15 (opt)
(FPGA, 4 28Gbps)

TORNADO-
A6678DKUxxx

(2Q'2017)
Block-diagram of TORNADO-A6678DKUxxx AMC module with two TMS320C6678 DSPs and Kintex Ultrascale FPGA (click to enlarge)
2x
TMS320C6678
(1.25GHz, 1.4GHz)
Kintex UltraScale
XCKU085(*)
XCKU115

(-1FLVA1517C(*)
-2FLVA1517E)
DDR4 256Mx64
DDR4 256Mx64
DDR4 256Mx32
2x QSFP+ (4x 12Gbps)
RJ45/LAN (1GbE)

USB
(UART-DSP,
UART-MMC)

LED (DSP, FPGA)
P4÷P7, P8÷P11
(FPGA, 4 12Gbps,
AMC.1/.2/.4)

P0, P1 (1GbE)
(DSP)

P2, P3 (SATA)
(FPGA)

P12÷P15 (opt)
(FPGA, 4 12Gbps)

TORNADO-
A6678DKUxxx+

(3Q'2017)
Block-diagram of TORNADO-A6678DKUxxx+ AMC module with two TMS320C6678 DSPs and Kintex Ultrascale+ FPGA (click to enlarge)
2x
TMS320C6678
(1.25GHz, 1.4GHz)
Kintex UltraScale+
XCKU11P(*)
XCKU15P

(-2FFVE1517E)
DDR4 256Mx64
DDR4 256Mx64
2x QSFP+ (4x 28Gbps)
RJ45/LAN (1GbE)

USB
(UART-DSP,
UART-MMC)

LED (DSP, FPGA)
P4÷P7, P8÷P11
(FPGA, 4 28Gbps,
AMC.1/.2/.4)

P0, P1 (1GbE)
(DSP)

P2, P3 (SATA)
(FPGA)

P12÷P15 (opt)
(FPGA, 4 28Gbps)

1. (*) - This FPGA is installed as default with minimal delivery time and best price.

2. "Green" backgrounds corresponds to the 'manufacturing' status of the device. Other devices are in development with specified approximate release date.

3. Technical specifications are subject for change without notification.

 

TORNADO-MTCA DSP systems with TORNADO-A6778xxx AMC-modules
Modular mini TORNADO-RxmMTCA DSP system with TORNADO-A6678/FMC AMC-module, FMC A/D mezzanine module,  and  T/AX-DSFPX network AMC-modules in 2-slot MicroTCA mini-chassis with passive backplane
Modular mini TORNADO-RxmMTCA DSP system with TORNADO-A6678/FMC AMC-module, FMC A/D mezzanine module,  and  T/AX-DSFPX network AMC-modules in 2-slot MicroTCA mini-chassis with passive backplane
(click to enlarge)
Modular TORNADO-RxMTCA radio-monitoring system with high-performace DSP comprising two F/S TORNADO-ARX1 radio-processing AMC-modules, M/S TORNADO-A6678 AMC-module and T/AX-DSFPX network AMC-module in 19" 1U 6-slot MicroTCA chassis with 10GbE backplane switch
Modular TORNADO-RxMTCA radio-monitoring system with high-performance DSP comprising two F/S TORNADO-ARX1 radio-processing AMC-modules, M/S TORNADO-A6678 AMC-module and T/AX-DSFPX network AMC-module in 19" 1U 6-slot MicroTCA chassis with 10GbE backplane switch
(click to enlarge)
Modular TORNADO-MTCA DSP system with four M/S TORNADO-A6678 AMC-modules and two T/AX-DSFPX network AMC-modules in 19" 1U 6-slot MicroTCA chassis with 10GbE backplane switch
Modular TORNADO-MTCA DSP system with four M/S TORNADO-A6678 AMC-modules and two T/AX-DSFPX network AMC-modules in 19" 1U 6-slot MicroTCA chassis with 10GbE backplane switch
(click to enlarge)
Modular mini TORNADO-RxmMTCA Radio-monitoring system with high-performance DSP comprising TORNADO-ARX1 radio-processing AMC-module and F/S TORNADO-A6678 AMC-module in 2-slot MicroTCA mini-chassis with passive backplane
Modular mini TORNADO-RxmMTCA Radio-monitoring system with high-performance DSP comprising TORNADO-ARX1 radio-processing AMC-module and F/S TORNADO-A6678 AMC-module in 2-slot MicroTCA mini-chassis with passive backplane
(click to enlarge)

 

Datasheets and Application Materials

  TORNADO-A6678/FMC AMC-module datasheet
  TORNADO-A6678 AMC-module datasheet
  Paper in Russian 'Components and Technologies' magazine (Jan-2015): "TORNADO-A6678 AMC-module Applications in MicroTCA DSP Systems" (Rus)
  Paper in Russian 'Telecommunications' magazine (Jan-2015): "TORNADO-A6678 AMC-module Applications in MicroTCA DSP Systems" (Rus)
  Application note AN-TARxMTCA-1A (2016-01) (Rus):
O.A.Vasiliev, P.A.Semyonov: "Distributed Multichannel Radiomonitoring Systems TORNADO-RxMTCA
"
  Paper in 'Information Security - Inside' magazine (Jan-2016): "Rubic's Radiocube: Building a Multichannel Radio Monitoring System"

 

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