NAT-AMC-TCK7

NAT-AMC-TCK7 FPGA Module with 8 Fiber Optic Interfaces

AMC module featuring a Kintex-7 XC7K355T or XC7K420T FPGA. In default assembly option the FPGA offers 24 multi-gigabit transceivers, which support bit-rates up to 12.5 Gbit/s. Hardware support for PCIe Gen2 communication is contained as well on the NAT-AMC-TCK7 from NAT, hence the implemented x4 link can reach throughput of 20 Gbit/s. The module combines data processing power, memory, communications links and reference clock signals in a double mid size or double full size form factor. The module has a MTCA.4 zone 3 interface according to class D1.2.

The NAT-AMC-TCK7 has up to eight optical fibre SFP+ connections which provide low-latency connections to, for example, LLRF components. A reference clock signal can be received via a SMB connector. The module features a MicroUSB connector which provides access to diagnostic UARTs (RS232-via-USB). The debug interface enables low-speed data transmissions to the MMC and FPGA circuits.

The Zone 1 connector offers eight low-latency communication links. The two 1 GbE-channels and low latency links on ports 2 and 3 are available for the XC7K420T-FPGA only. The Zone 3 connection provides low-latency links to the RTM, general purpose parallel bus (LVDS levels), output signals (interlocks), reference clock inputs and outputs for GTX, and digital logic and other signals required by MTCA.4.

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Technical Description

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  • AMC FPGA module, double mid size or double full size form factor, AMC.1 type 4, AMC.2, MTCA.4 and IPMI 2.0 compliant
  • Xilinx Kintex-7 XC7K355T or XC7K420T FPGA
  • 16 GB DDR3-1066 SDRAM
  • Dual 256 Mbit QSPI flash
  • Up to eight 10Gbps SFP+ front panel ports
  • MicroUSB debug connector
  • SMB connector to receive reference clock signal
  • Backplane connection:
    • Dual 1GbE connect to port 0 and port 1
    • PCIe x4 Gen2 to ports 4-7
  • MTCA.4 class D1.2
  • Linux operating system
  • 12V / 6.5A (78W) power consumption
  • 0 .. +50°C operating temperature range
  • 2 years warranty

Order Information

NAT-AMC-TCK7

AMC, Kintex-7 XC7K355T, double mid size

Technical Documentation

NAT-AMC-TCK7 data sheet

NAT-AMC-TCK7 user manual