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 and as such comprises of a base module and numerous optional daughter cards which can be mounted on the base module.
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.
Power Supplies are available in AC/DC and DC/DC versions and provide up to 840W power.
The Starter Kits are designed to suit any applications in industry, research, communication and other, where engineers need to start right away with their development. Being off-the-shelf and application ready saves time and costs.
Various configurations are available for microTCA.0 anbd microTCA.4.
Very powerful AMC Boards are are available based on Freescale Qor-IQ processors with optional Virtex-6 FPGAs on bioard. They are designed fortoday's packet oriented telecom applications such as LTE or VoIP.
NATview is an easy to use Visualization 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 analyze the status of a MicroTCA system.
A comprehensive overview brochure can be found here: