High-performance DSP/FPGA AdvancedMC Module for Wireless, Baseband, Image and Signal Processing
CommAgility is shipping its AdvancedMC module AMC-D4F1, targeted at high-performance processing roles in wireless baseband and other applications. Designed around four TMS320C6455 DSPs from TI running at 1 GHz and a Virtex-4 FX100 Series FPGA from Xilinx, the AMC-D4F1 module provides more processing capabilities and I/O bandwidth than other AdvancedMC products on the market, according to the company, and it addresses the needs of developers in many aspects of high end signal processing, from wireless baseband through to image processing and defense and aerospace applications. The module is based on the AdvancedMC embedded standard, making it particularly appropriate for MicroTCA but also usable in AdvancedTCA systems. A full on-board infrastructure provides both 10 Gbps 4x Serial RapidIO and Gigabit Ethernet, including multiple links to the AMC connector for redundant connections to MicroTCA MCH or other switch hubs, and a front panel Serial RapidIO link. In addition, a 10 Gbps front panel link to the FPGA provides further programmable interface capabilities. For improved data transfer capability, each DSP also has a 125 MHz synchronous EMIF connection to the FPGA, 64 bits from DSP0 and 32 bits from DSP1-3, giving a total of 20 Gbps bandwidth. Over 1GB of memory provides extensive on-card storage.