Design Note #53
AdvancedTCA Carrier Blade electronics design demands the most from any engineering team. A Freescale Power-PC MPC8548 supported by 400MHz DDR2 RAM makes this 32-bit, 1.3 GHz processor a performance champion. 48 Lanes of PCI Express peripheral support add fat-pipe I/O support. Communications use both Gigabit Ethernet Base and 10 Gigabit Ethernet Fabric backplane Zone 2 connectivity. Customized Zone 3 RTM Connectivity provides the unique support our client requires. Renesas SH8-based IPMI resource management supports over 200 Watts of on-board hot-swap power control making this ATCA Blade highly reliable.
48 Lanes of distributed PCI Express peripheral I/O provide high data throughput between the Freescale Power-PC MPC8548 Processor, the individual AMC Cards and the ATCA Backplane. PCI Express switching technology from PLX permits highly flexible PCI Express configurations among RTM, Card Slots and backplane.
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