Mercury announces Intel Core Duo-based Advanced Mezzanine Card

CHELMSFORD, Mass., 17 Oct. 2006. Mercury Computer Systems Inc. in Chelmsford, Mass., introduced the Intel Core Duo-based Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) that nearly doubles the compute resource available in an AMC form factor.

Oct 17th, 2006

CHELMSFORD, Mass., 17 Oct. 2006. Mercury Computer Systems Inc. in Chelmsford, Mass., introduced the Intel Core Duo-based Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) that nearly doubles the compute resource available in an AMC form factor.

The Momentum Series AXA-100 AMC represents the industry's next-generation mezzanine standard supporting high-speed interfaces for use in AdvancedTCA as well as MicroTCA systems. The AMC is fast becoming one of the main foundations upon which communications equipment providers are building their systems, Mercury officials say.

The Momentum Series AXA-100 supports the Intel Core Duo processor L2400 and the Intel 3100 integrated chipset within a single-width, full-height AMC module," says As much as four gigabytes of memory and high-bandwidth fabric XAUI and PCI Express links is included.

"An Intel Core Duo-based AMC is a natural fit for deployment in both AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA systems, says Steve Grah, strategic accounts manager at Intel. "The use of the 3100 chipset allows for the coupling of processing performance with high-bandwidth fabric interface options, all in a single-wide AMC."

The Intel 3100 chipset integrates the memory and I/O controllers, supporting a 667 MHz processor bus and single-channel registered DDR2-400 SDRAM with ECC. Four-lane non-transparent PCI Express interface and dual XAUI interfaces are implemented using Xilinx Virtex-4 FPGAs in the FAT pipes region on the AMC.1/AMC.2-compliant fabric interface. Two 1000Base-BX Ethernet ports and two Serial ATA interfaces are provided in the common options region.

For more information contact Mercury online at www.mc.com/momentum.

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