BittWare, Inc.


Ron Huizen

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Based on Altera’s Stratix IV GX FPGA, BittWare’s S4-AMC (S4AM) is a mid-size, single wide AdvancedMC that can be attached to AdvancedTCA (Advanced Telecom Compute Architecture) carriers or other cards equipped with AMC bays, and used in MicroTCA systems. The S4AM features a high-density, low-power Altera Stratix IV GX FPGA designed specifically for serial I/O-based applications, creating a completely flexible, reconfigurable AMC. BittWare’s ATLANTiS FrameWork, in conjunction with the FINe Host/Control Bridge, greatly simplifies application development and integration of this powerful board. The board also provides an IPMI system management interface, a configurable 15 port AMC SerDes interface supporting a variety of protocols, and a front panel 4x SerDes interface supporting CPRI and OBSAI. Additionally, the board features 10/100 Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, two banks of DDR3 SDRAM, two banks of QDRII+ SRAM, and Flash memory for booting the FPGAs and FINe. Providing enhanced flexibility is the VITA 57-compliant FMC site which has an additional eight SerDes, 60 LVDS pairs, and six clocks.