Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC based Dual FMC/FMC+ Carrier Board with D1.1 RTM support

Advanced Mezzanine Cards

AMC boards (Advanced Mezzanine Card) are the key components of a MicroTCA system. Within the MicroTCA.4 crate, AMCs are placed in the front of the crate. They are connected by a high-speed backplane that carriers serial links, power and management data. Every AMC card is monitored and managed. This allows hot-plug, hot-swap, health monitoring and thermal management of the modules.

There are six standard sizes of AMCs: single and double width as well as compact, mid-size and full-size height. Every combination of width and height is valid. The power consumption of an AMC is divided into 3.3V management power plus 12V payload power.
AMC boards are used for digital processing. On every AMC board there is a controlling unit called MMC (Module Management Controller).
Plugging in the AMC board to the MTCA crate connects the board to the backplane of the crate. The backplane ensures the connection of the AMC boards with every other AMC board in the crate. Plus, every AMC board is connected to the MCH (MicroTCA Carrier Hub), which is the overall management card of the MTCA system. The MCH gives management power to the AMCs first. This power is used to check if everything is ok with the AMC. If the MMC, the managing unit on the AMC detects no problems on the board, the MCH gives payload power to the AMC.

Clustering of AMCs in the system is possible.


Cost-Optimized IO Controller Board with one FMC socket


AMC Dual HPC-FMC Carrier


AMC Dual FMC Carrier Board


AMC Data Processing and Telecommunication Module


AMC Fast Timing System