Standalone AMC Verification and Development System
The EP AMC DEV board is a standalone development board for advanced mezzanine cards (AMC). It is an AMC carrier primarily intended for testing and verification of ports 0-11 on AMC module designs and for software development using AMC modules. The EP board operates as a stand-alone carrier powered from an ATX power supply and implements full hot swap support and also incorporates an IPMI controller (IPMC) based on the Pigeon Point BMR-H8S-ATCA reference design.
The EP AMC DEV board has direct connectivity for AMC ports 0-11 between the 2 AMC slots and was designed to simulate the maximum trace path for MicroTCA and ATCA systems, with a port to port length of 282mm for verification of 5G rates as in an actual system environment.
The EP AMC DEV board has full access to all SERDES ports 0-11 signals via the on board Mid-Bus Probe land patterns allowing easy connections to logic analyzers and protocol test equipment.
Additional features include the ability to route AMC ports 0-1 for each AMC slot to the rear SFP+ ports. Onboard fans provide direct air flow for each AMC slot.
There are several on board clock generators;
- The AMC FCLK clock generator is selectable for 100Mhz or 125Mhz and can also be selected for LVDS or HSCL termination. This clock signal can be routed out to the AMC slot connectors or an external clock source can be provided via the on board SMA connectors.
- Optional clock generators for the AMC TCLKA and TCLKC clocks are provided by onboard generators and have many frequency and signal format options. The default for these signals is TCLKA is 19.44Mhz and LVDS format, TCLKC is 8Khz and LVDS format, contact Embedded Planet for more frequency and format options. Both TCLKA and TCLKC can be provided by an external clock source via the onboard SMA connectors.