StarFabric/Advanced Switching for AdvancedTCA® Systems Specification


The content of this document is derived from and is dependent upon the PICMG 3.0 base specification. It is not intended as a stand-alone document or to be used separately from the base specification.

PICMG 3.3 builds upon the PICMG 3.0 specification to meet the following objectives:

  • Define the StarFabric signals to be used over the data Link Channels provided by the PICMG 3.0 base specification.
  • Support over each PICMG 3.0 Channel for 2.5Gbps StarFabric Links.
  • Establish the System Management criteria for ensuring compatibility between PICMG 3.3 devices.
  • Define design rules such that devices compatible with all other PICMG 3.x subsidiary specifications can be safely inserted in the same system, even if they do inter-operate.
  • Provide example topologies and example implementations for Board and Backplane developers.
Ratified: May 21, 2003
SKU: PICMG 3.3 R1.0P Category: