AMC Multimedia Processing Platform from Surf Communication Solutions Awarded Best of Show at ATCA Summit

Oct 25 2007

Surf Communication Solutions ("Surf"), a leading provider of multimedia embedded processing solutions, received the Best Hardware Product award for its SurfRider/AMC DSP resource board at the AdvancedTCA Summit Conference held in Santa Clara, California. The Best of Show Awards were announced and presented Wednesday, October 17, 2007 on the Expo Hall floor at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

The SurfRider/AMC, a fully-integrated mezzanine card designed as per the PICMG AMC Rev02 standards, features a unique modular plug-in (the SurfDocker(TM)) that carries pairs of DSPs, including the latest and future members of Texas Instruments' C64x(TM) series. This paradigm allows population of different types of DSPs on each SurfRider/AMC without requiring modifications of the board. Up to four SurfDockers can be plugged into a single SurfRider/AMC, for a total of eight DSPs per AMC board.

Ernie Bergstrom - President of Crystal Cube Consulting LLC, who served as both Awards Program Chair and AdvancedTCA Summit Chairman for 2007, said, "Surf's AMC board is an excellent indication of the increasing adoption of AdvancedTCA as the platform of choice among developers of telecom, military, medical and other processing-intensive applications. The fact that Surf's AMC boards have been pre-integrated with a number of leading ATCA and microTCA product manufacturers, such as Motorola ECC, Kontron, Emerson, Interphase, and Intel, testifies to the product's maturity and suitability to current market requirements."

"The flexibility inherent in the SurfRider/AMC modular architecture enables equipment manufacturers, during the critical initial phase of product design, to focus on the system level issues, such as chassis specifications, blade types, throughputs and other required capabilities," stated Danny Frydman, VP R&D at Surf. "This type of approach saves valuable research and development resources, since the detailed design decisions relating to the AMC board can be modified at any time during the development cycle. As a result, the first prototype can be achieved quickly, and overall time-to-market will be shortened considerably."

Company Name: Surf Communication Solutions
Address 1: P.O. Box 343
City: Yokne'am
Country: Israel
Phone: +972 73 7140713

Contact Name: Ruth Bridger
Title: Marketing Manager

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