CommAgility Debuts AMC-D1F1-1200 Module for DSP-FPGA Signal Processing

CommAgility announced its AMC-D1F1-1200, a high-performance mid-size AdvancedMC module which includes a Texas Instruments (TI) TMS320C6455 digital signal processor (DSP) running at 1.2 GHz and a Virtex-4 FX100 FPGA from Xilinx. The new AMC-D1F1-1200 module is optimized for applications requiring high-end signal I/O bandwidth in a compact mid-height AMC form factor, such as wireless baseband, image processing, defense and aerospace. Using the fastest available DSP with a large FPGA enables an application to be balanced and optimized for the most effective use of resources and development time.

CommAgility AMC-D1F1-1200 Module for DSP-FPGA Signal ProcessingThe AMC-D1F1-1200 provides a combination of DSP and FPGA resources, with fast and flexible links to external data and over 256MB of on-board memory. The FPGA is directly connected to the DSP via a high bandwidth, low latency 64 bit, 150MHz local (EMIF) bus to facilitate co-processing. The processor elements are also interconnected by a 10Gbps SRIO infrastructure with external connectivity to an AMC.4 backplane interface and front panel connector. An AMC.2 Gigabit Ethernet interface is also supported. This infrastructure provides unprecedented I/O bandwidth that is superior to competitive products.

For applications requiring custom I/O or specialized additional processing, a mezzanine module can be fitted to the AMC-D1F1-1200. The mezzanine can include front panel connectors as well as direct interfaces to Ethernet, SRIO and the FPGA.

The new module is based on the AdvancedMC embedded standard, making it suitable for use in MicroTCA and AdvancedTCA systems. The product is designed to be used in NEBS and ETSI compliant systems.

Edward Young, managing director of CommAgility, said, “By using TI’s C6455 DSP at the new 1.2 GHz clock speed, and Xilinx’s FX100 FPGA, combined with our module’s excellent I/O bandwidth, we are able to address the needs of high-performance signal-processing applications in a compact form factor.”

The AMC-D1F1-1200 module is sampling to lead customers now. Pricing is provided on an individual basis for each customer.

About CommAgility
CommAgility, based in Loughborough, UK, provides standards-based embedded products for high end signal processing applications, focusing on the latest standards such as AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA and partnering with world leading companies including Texas Instruments, Xilinx and Tundra. Prior to starting CommAgility in 2006, the founders had over 50 years’ experience in the industry working for Motorola, Blue Wave Systems and Loughborough Sound Images.

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