PICMG 3.5 is a member of the AdvancedTCA series of specifications. The base specification for the series, PICMG 3.0 implements a plug-in board and chassis architecture where the plug-in boards all have point-to-point differential pair serial-data links to communicate with each other. The specification is sufficiently generic that it can accommodate many different point-to-point serial link standards. PICMG 3.5 defines the use of serial RapidIO™ within an AdvancedTCA platform.
The content of this document is derived from, and is dependent upon the PICMG 3.0 base specification. It is not intended as a standalone document and/or to be used separately from the base specification. PICMG 3.5 builds upon the PICMG 3.0 specification to meet the following objectives:
•Define the signals to be used over the Fabric Interface, as specified in PICMG 3.0 base specification.
•Define the options for the use of 1x and 4x serial RapidIO links over the Fabric Interface.
•Provide recommendations and guidelines for utilization of RapidIO features that increase performance and interoperability.