microTCA and AMCs
The NAT-MCH is a MicroTCA (uTCA/MTCA) Carrier Hub (MCH) for any standard MicroTCA system. It provides the central management and data switching entity for a MicroTCA system.
The NAT-MCH delivers switching and hub functionality for the various system fabrics as defined in the AMC.x standard series, i.e. 1Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), PCI-Express (PCIe Gen 3), Serial Rapid I/O (SRIO Gen 2) or 10Gigabit Ethernet (XAUI) or custom protocols based on Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA.
The NAT-MCH-PHYS is the MCH for Physics or MTCA.4 Applications. The NAT-MCH-PHYS addresses the requirements for management and high bandwidth switching to both AMCs and the rear transition slot of the MCH in PCIe based MTCA.4 systems, targeting large control and data acquisition applications. The NAT-MCH-PHYS is based on the NAT-MCH-M4, a double-width MCH base board, combined with the NAT-MCH-CLK-PHYS, a special low latency and low jitter clock module, to create a PCIe Gen3 hub module that is a management and switching solution for MicroTCA.4 systems.
Power Supplies are available in AC/DC and DC/DC versions and provide up to 1000W power.
Chassis are available in 1U, 2U, 5U and 9U height. Various configurations are available for microTCA.0 and microTCA.4.
Also now available is the NATIVE-mini targeting cost-sensitive applications like digital video and image editing, automation or electronic signal processing with the need for one or two payload slots only.
The range of AMC Boards includes Freescale Qor-IQ and Intel processors, Line Interface Cards, Radio Interface Cards (SDR) and FPGA Cards based on ARRIA10 and Ultrascale+.
NATview is an easy to use Visualisation Tool for any MicroTCA system that includes a NAT-MCH. NATview allows the user to view at and manipulate the components of the MicroTCA system in a graphical way. Being operating system independent NATview runs on any host computer that is internal or external to a MicroTCA system and can be started from a USB thumb drive. Thus NATview is ideally suited for any system or support engineer to check and analyse the status of a MicroTCA system.