January 1, 2009 | Electronics & Computers Reconfigurable FPGA AMC Module 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. For Free Info Click Here Embedded Technology Magazine This article first appeared in the January, 2009 issue of Embedded Technology Magazine. Read more articles from this issue here. Read more articles from the archives here. SUBSCRIBE View the discussion thread.