BittWare SF/GX-AMC (SF/GXAM) AdvancedMC module

that features four small form-factor pluggable-plus (SFP/SFP+) transceivers enabling support of virtually any serial communication standard, including Fibre Channel, Gigabit Ethernet, SONET, CPRI, and OBSAI. The four SFP/SFP+ SerDes channels are connected directly to the on-board Altera® Stratix® II GX FPGA which handles the higher level communications protocols. The SF/GXAM enables BittWare’s customers to meet their increased bandwidth needs while also maintaining a small board footprint, and low power consumption.

Along with the four-cage SFP/SFP+, the SF/GXAM provides an Altera Stratix II GX FPGA, BittWare’s ATLANTiS™ framework (implemented in the FPGA), a front panel I/O interface, a control plane interface via BittWare’s FINe™ interface bridge, an IPMI system management interface, and a configurable 11x SerDes AMC interface supporting a variety of protocols. It also provides 10/100 Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, two banks of DDR2 SDRAM, one bank of QDR2 SRAM, and Flash memory for booting the FPGA and FINe.

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This article first appeared in the January, 2009 issue of Embedded Technology Magazine.

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