CommAgility Introduces AMC-4C6678 Advanced Mezzanine Card

CommAgility AMC-4C6678 Advanced Mezzanine Card

CommAgility introduced the AMC-4C6678 Advanced Mezzanine Card. The AMC-4C6678 module features four of the latest TMS320C6678 fixed- and floating-point octal core DSPs from Texas Instruments (TI) running at 1.25 GHz, giving a total performance of 640 GFLOPS and 1280 GMACS. The AMC-4C6678 is available now. It is ideal for high performance DSP applications like image sensor processing, telecoms and stepper.

CommAgility AMC-4C6678 Features

  • 4 Texas Instruments TMS320C6678 DSPs
  • Each DSP has 8 C66x cores operating at 1.25GHz (32 DSP cores total)
  • PCI Express Gen 3 link to AMC.1 compliant backplane with on-board switch
  • 20 gbps Gen2 RapidIO to AMC.4 compliant backplane
  • Full Gigabit Ethernet infrastructure
  • Single width, full-size AMC card

The AMC-4C6678 features 8GB of high bandwidth DDR3 SDRAM, with 2GB allocated to each DSP. 256MB of flash memory is also provided, which can be used to store DSP boot code. The module is a compact full-size, single width PICMG AMC.0 R2.0 AMC, and can be used in both ATCA carriers and MicroTCA chassis. It can also operate standalone, with suitable power and cooling. A range of build options is available, and further customization is possible in volume.

The AMC-4C6678 offers a variety of connectivity to the backplane and front panel to support the 32 DSP cores. PCI Express and Gigabit Ethernet interfaces use on-board switches for maximum flexibility and access to all DSPs on the card. A Serial RapidIO (SRIO) link is directly connected to one DSP, shared using Hyperlink and then extends to the second DSP pair.

More info: CommAgility AMC-4C6678 (pdf)