Press Release Summary:
Along with XilinxÂ® Virtex-5 FPGA for flexible switch fabric connectivity, Momentum(TM) Series AXA-110 uses 1.5 GHz IntelÂ® Core(TM)2 Duo processor L7400 and connects to up to 16 high-speed serial lines (40 Gbps max). Processor also enables implementations of 64-bit architectures. Combined with available IP for PCI Express, Serial RapidIO, or XAUI, full complement of serial links can act as hub for communication and coordination of rest of system.
Original Press Release:
Mercury Computer Systems Announces the First AMC based on the Intel® Core(TM) 2 Duo Processor L7400
The Momentum Series AXA-110 AMC delivers an unprecedented combination of computing and communication performance, with up to 40 Gbps of I/O through the fat pipes
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) today announced the Momentum(TM) Series AXA-110 Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC), which uses a dual-core Intel® processor combined with an FPGA (field-programmable gate array) for flexible switch fabric connectivity. AMCs provide the modularity for demanding telecom and military communications, and the AXA-110 is ideally suited for the processing and communications heart of AdvancedTCA® or MicroTCA(TM) systems.
The Momentum Series AXA-110 is Mercury's second generation of AMC cards that combine a dual-core Intel® processor with the latest Xilinx® FPGA. The AXA-110 is the first AMC to incorporate an Intel® Core(TM)2 Duo processor L7400, which at a core speed of 1.5 GHz and a thermal design power of 17 watts, provides leading energy-efficient performance for small form factor embedded platforms.
"The Intel® Core(TM)2 Duo processor enables high-performance implementations of 64-bit architecture for space-constrained telecommunications and embedded applications," said Phil Ames, Embedded Market Segment Manager of Intel Corporation. "This Momentum Series AXA-110 is an example of how the performance density of Intel® products enables powerful solutions as small as a single-wide AMC."
The key to accessing the substantial processing power is the connectivity provided by the serial fabric interfaces on the AMC. Using a Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA, the AXA-110 connects to up to 16 high-speed serial lines totaling 40 Gigabits per second (Gbps). Combined with available IP for PCI Express, Serial RapidIO, or XAUI, the full complement of serial links can be a hub for communication and coordination of the rest of the system.
The AXA-110 supports registered DDR2-400 SDRAM with ECC. Up to sixteen lanes of switch fabric interfaces are implemented in multiple configuration options using Xilinx® Virtex-5 FPGAs in the FAT pipes region on the AMC.1/AMC.2/AMC.4-compliant fabric interface. Two 1000Base-BX Ethernet ports and two Serial ATA interfaces are provided in the common options region.
Pricing for the Momentum Series AXA-110 starts at US$4,495 for a single board, with discounts available on higher volumes. Product availability is 60-90 days ARO. For more information, visit mc.com/AXA-110, or contact Mercury at (866) 627-6951.