MicroTCA.4 MMC Starter Kit AMC and μRTM

The MicroTCA.4 MMC Starter Kit AMC and μRTM are reference designs for DESYs MMCv1.00 Software. They are fully compliant to the MicroTCA.4 standard. The AMC is based on Atmel ATxmega MCU and both can be used for firmware development and as a template for custom MicroTCA.4 AMCs and μRTMs. The boards contain all building blocks necessary for IPMI compliant management,including FPGA handling, supervision and in-field
update.

Building Blocks: AMC
  • ATxmega128 microcontroller with EEPROM for the FRU information
  • CPLD (JTAG and SPI switching)
  • 4x Temperature sensors
  • UART over USB for debugging
  • RTM Hot-Plug controller including current measurement
  • PMBusTM controlled DC/DC converter
  • Socket for FPGA module with following features:
    • Gigabit Ethernet
    • PCIe connectivity
  • Redundant SPI PROMs (2x 256 Mbit)
  • Zone3 connector
  • Unique ID-Chip
  • Front panel with various LEDs for monitoring
Building blocks RTM

μRTM (basic functionality):

  • EEPROM for the FRU information
  • 4x Temperature sensors
  • Unique ID-Chip
  • GPIO Expander (Hot swap handle and LED control)
  • Zone3 connector
  • Front panel with various LEDs for monitoring

μRTM (optional advanced functionality):

  • ATxmega128 microcontroller
  • UART over USB for debugging
  • PMBusTM controlled DC/DC converters
  • Socket for FPGA module with following features:
    • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Platform Flash (32 Mbit)
Applications
  • Management of MicroTCA modules
  • Management of standard AMC modules
  • Management of μRTM modules
Starter Kit AMC & µRTM