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AMC-module/controller with TI TMS320C6678 DSP and Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA

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

 

 

Key features

  • Ultra-High Performance DSP/FPGA AMC-module for PICMG MicroTCA/AdvancedTCA and Standalone/Embedded applications
  • 8-core Texas Instruments TMS320C6678 DSP (1.25GHz 320GMAC, 160GFLOPS) and Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA (XC7VX330T, XC7VX415T, XC7VX690T)
  • High-speed industry standard I/O AMC interfaces (10GbE, 40GbE, 1GbE, Serial RapidIO, PCIe) and 10Gbps+ SFP+
  • Meets PICMG 3.0 Rev.3.0, AMC.0 R2.0 and IPMI v1.5 specifications
  • Installs into MicroTCA chassis and AdvancedTCA mainboard
  • Stand-alone operation and embedded applications

Details

  • AMC high-speed multi-lane Fabric-D/E/F/G Fat Pipe ports #4..#7 and #8..#11 (10GBASE-BX4 (XAUI), 40GbE (4x 10GbE), 4x 5Gbps Serial RapidIO, 4x 5Gbps PCIe) from FPGA and AMC Fabric-A 1GbE SGMII port #0 from DSP for AMC management
  • DSP-to-FPGA communication via 4x channel 5Gbps Serial RapidIO I/F for the total or 40Gbps throughoutput
  • FPGA 10Gbps+ SFP+ port for external I/O
  • Up to 8GB DDR3 DSP memory
  • 1Gb FLASH for DSP bootloader, system monitor, user applications and FPGA bitstreams
  • DSP EMIF16 bus (30MWPS) for access to FLASH and FPGA
  • DSP 1GbE RJ45 and 155kBaud COM/RS232C ports for remote module management
  • User controlled front-panel DSP and FPGA LEDs for indication of DSP/FPGA user application status
  • Optional XDEBUG front-panel connector for DSP/FPGA JTAG emulators and DSP/MMC remote consoles
  • 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
  • Stand-alone/embedded operation from external +12V power and external communication via 10GbPS+ SFP+, 1GbE RJ45 and COM/RS232C ports
  • Available in Mid-size (M/S) and Full-size (F/S) AMC form-factors

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
  • Radars and astrophysics
  • Industrial, telemetry and instrumentation
  • Medical

 

** Notes

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

 
Full-size TORNADO-A6678 AMC-module with TI TMS320C6678 DSP and Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA (click to enlarge)
TORNADO-A6678 full-size (F/S) AMC-module
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Mid-size TORNADO-A6678 AMC-module (click to enlarge)
TORNADO-A6678 mid-size (M/S) AMC-module
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TORNADO-A6678 Block Diagram (click to enlarge)
TORNADO-A6678 Block Diagram
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Modular TORNADO-MTCA DSP system with three F/S TORNADO-A6678 AMC-modules in 19" 1U 6-slot MicroTCA chassis with 10GbE backplane switch
Modular TORNADO-MTCA DSP system with three F/S TORNADO-A6678 AMC-modules in 19" 1U 6-slot MicroTCA chassis with 10GbE backplane switch
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Modular TORNADO-RxMTCA Radio-monitoring system with high-performance DSP comprising two TORNADO-ARX1 radio-processing AMC-module, 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 TORNADO-ARX1 radio-processing AMC-module, M/S TORNADO-A6678 AMC-module and T/AX-DSFPX network AMC-module in 19" 1U 6-slot MicroTCA chassis with 10GbE backplane switch
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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
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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
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Modular TORNADO-mMTCA mini DSP system with F/S TORNADO-A6678 AMC-module and T/AX-DSFPX network AMC-module in 2-slot MicroTCA mini-chassis with passive backplane
Modular TORNADO-mMTCA mini DSP system with F/
S TORNADO-A6678 AMC-module and T/AX-DSFPX network AMC-module in 2-slot MicroTCA mini-chassis with passive backplane
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TORNADO-A6678 AMC-module as an embedded controller (without AMC front panel and with DSP/FPGA fans) (click to enlarge)
TORNADO-A6678 AMC-module as an embedded controller
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Technical Specifications (TORNADO-A6678 rev.1B)

DSP

  • Texas Instruments TMS320C6678 Fixed/Floating-point DSP, 8-cores, 1.25GHz (320GMAC/160GFLOPS)
  • 128M/256M/512M/1Gx64 (1GB/2GB/4GB/8GB) 1333MTPS on-board DDR3 memory (specify on ordering)
  • On-board 1Gb (64Mx16) FLASH and 512K (64Kx8) SEEPROM
  • 4x-channel 5GbPS Serial Rapid ports (connected to FPGA)
  • Two SGMII ports (connected to AMC I/F port #0 and 1GbE RJ45 port)
  • COM/RS232C 115kBaud UART port (available at front panel)
  • I2C I/F (used for on-board communication, not available for user applications)
  • EMIF-16 16D/24A I/F (used for  access to FLASH, FPGA configuration, FPGA access, etc)
  • DSP Bootmodes: None/Debug, EMIF/FLASH, Ethernet
  • Debug port: JTAG (14-pin, LVTTL 3V-5V)

FPGA

  • Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA XC7VX330T-2FFG1157C, XC7VX415T-2FFG1157C, XC7VX690T-2FFG1157C (specify on ordering)
  • Debug port: JTAG (14-pin, LVTTL 2.5V-5V)

Front panel

  • FPGA 10GbPS+ SFP+ port
  • DSP 1GbE RJ45 port
  • User FPGA application controlled LEDs: 8
  • User DSP application controlled LEDs: 8
  • AMC status LEDs: BLUE LED, Red/green AMC LED1 (Power), Yellow/Green AMC LED2 (tº)
  • Optional XDEBUG front panel connector with adapter cable (used to debug DSP and FPGA applications with closed MicroTCA chassis or AdvancedTCA mainboard) (selected on product ordering):
    • DSP JTAG I/F (LVTTL 3V-5V) and DSP RESET knob
    • FPGA JTAG I/F (LVTTL 2.5V-5V)
    • DSP 115kBaud COM/RS232C port  for DSP bootloader control
    • MMC 115kBaud COM/RS232C port for MMC console

AMC I/F ports

  • Meets PICMG AMC.0 R2.0, MicroTCA.0 R1.0 specifications.
  • FPGA: AMC Fabric-D/E/F/G ports 4-7 and 8-11 (AMC.2 10GbE/40GbE, AMC.4 Serial Rapid IO, AMC.1 PCIe)
  • DSP: AMC Fabric-A port 0 (AMC.2 1GbE)
  • MMC: IPMB-L port

MMC (AMC module management controller)

  • Firmware based on TAMMC MMC kernel from MicroLAB Systems
  • Compatible with IPMI 1.5, IPMB CPS v1.0, PICMG 3.0 rev.3.0 AMC.0 R2.0 specifications
  • High-speed monitoring of payload power and all backend power supplies (voltage and current), tolerance control
  • Power status indication via on-board dedicated bi-color LED and bi-color AMC LED1 (available at front panel)
  • Multi-point monitoring of PCB, DSP and FPGA temperatures, tolerance control
  • Temperature status indication via on-board dedicated bi-color LED and bi-color AMC LED2 (available at front panel)
  • Remote MMC console via MMC 115kBaud COM/RS232C port

Physical

  • Single width Full-size (F/S) AMC card (181 74 29 mm) with two compact heatsinks and optional fans or Mid-size (M/S) AMC card (181 74 19 mm)  with one large heatsink without fans (specify on ordering)
  • Weight 0.35 kg
  • Four mounting holes for stand-alone and embedded installations

Power and temperature

  • AMC Payload Power: +12V @ 2.5A (typ) (30W), 4A (max) (48W)
  • AMC Management Power: +3.3V @50mA (typ)
  • External power for stand-alone/embedded applications: +12V @ 2.5A (typ) (30W), 4A (max) (48W)
  • Operational temperature (ambient) without forced cooling: 0ºC...+50ºC
  • Operational temperature (ambient) with forced cooling: 0ºC...+65ºC
  • Storage temperature (ambient): -40ºC...+80ºC

 

Ordering information

 

TA6678/X330/D2G/F1G/FS
TA6678/X330/D2G/F1G/MS

  TORNADO-A6678 Full-size (F/S) or Mid-size (M/S) AMC-module with 1.25GHz TMS320C6678 DSP, Xilinx Virtex-7 XC7VX330-2FFG1157C FPGA, 2GB (256Mx64) DDR3 memory, 1Gb (64Mx16) FLASH memory
 

TA6678/X415/D2G/F1G/FS
TA6678/X415/D2G/F1G/MS

  TORNADO-A6678 Full-size (F/S)  or Mid-size (M/S) AMC-module with 1.25GHz TMS320C6678 DSP, Xilinx Virtex-7 XC7VX415-2FFG1157C FPGA, 2GB (256Mx64) DDR3 memory, 1Gb (64Mx16) FLASH memory
 

TA6678/X690/D2G/F1G/FS
TA6678/X690/D2G/F1G/MS

  TORNADO-A6678 Full-size (F/S)  or Mid-size (M/S) AMC-module with 1.25GHz TMS320C6678 DSP, Xilinx Virtex-7 XC7VX690-2FFG1157C FPGA, 2GB (256Mx64) DDR3 memory, 1Gb (64Mx16) FLASH memory

 

Datasheets and Application Materials

  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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