The NAT-MCH-PHYS is the powerful management and data switching entity for all MicroTCA.4 systems.
Single slot solution providing MCH, fully user accessible Intel® CoreTM i7 CPU and storage
The new members of the NAT-MCH family of products, the NAT-MCH-PHYS and its associated rear-transition module NAT-MCH-RTM are leveraging additional flexibility and scalability to MTCA.4 systems. This unique combination releases slots normally occupied by PrAMCs, storage and graphic AMCs by utilizing the space behind the MCH slot(s) in a MicroTCA.4 chassis.
Being designed for MTCA.4 systems, the NAT-MCH-PHYS is a double-width, full-size MCH, with a special clock module providing low jitter and skew, and a PCIe switch module, providing Gen3 (20Gbps) bandwidth at the fat pipe.
The clock for Physics sub-module delivers special clock functionality (CLK1-2) dedicated to Physics applications and a PCIe spread spectrum or fixed mean clock (CLK3) at HCSL level. The reference input for CLK 1/3 can be sourced from either CLK2 from one of the AMCs or from one of the CLK inputs at the NAT-MCH front panel. In addition to the standard front panel elements the NAT-MCH-PHYS offers an RS232 console port.
Optionally the NAT-MCH-PHYS can be equipped with one or two SATA Flash Drives (SSD), accessible through the Rear Transition Module (RTM) of the NAT-MCH-PHYS, the NAT-MCH-RTM.
– Support for 12 AMCs (13th AMC optional), 2 cooling units, 1-4 power modules
– Support for NAT-MCH-RTM
– GigaBit Ethernet switching (Fabric A)
– PCI Express (Gen3) switching (Fabrics D-G)
– Clock generation and distribution
– Management Controller (MCMC)
– Java based GUI for Linux and Windows Hosts