Advanced Mezzanine Card Uses Intel Core 2 Duo L7400

May 29, 2007
Mercury Computer Systems’ AXA-110 Advanced Mezzanine Card also employs the latest Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA to allow connections to as many as 16 high-speed serial lines.

Combining a dual-core Intel processor and a Xilinx FPGA, the Momentum Series AXA-110 Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) from Mercury Computer Systems is well-suited for use in AdavncedTCA and MicroTCA systems. The AXA-110 is the first AMC to use the Intel Core 2 Duo L7400 processor, which at a core speed of 1.5 GHz and a thermal design power of 17 W, offers leading energy-efficient performance for small-form-factor embedded platforms.

The key to accessing the processor’s power is the connectivity provided by the serial fabric interfaces on the AMC. Using the Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA, the AXA-110 connects to up to 16 high-speed serial lines totaling 40 Gbytes/s. Combined with the 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 new card supports registered DDR2-400 SDRAM with ECC. Up to 16 lanes of switch-fabric interfaces are implemented in multiple configuration options using 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.

AVAILABILITY
Delivery is 60 to 90 days after receipt of an order. PRICING
The Momentum Series AXA-110 starts at $4495 for one board, with volume discounts available. FOR MORE INFORMATION
Visit www.mc.com.

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