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PPC AMCs support Linux, target telecom

Aug 8, 2006 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 6 views

Embedded Planet has announced a family of PowerPC-based AMCs (advanced mezzanine cards) and an AdvancedTCA (ATCA) carrier board. The “AMC Platform” product family will support RapidIO or gigabit Ethernet backplanes, and work under Linux and other popular embedded OSes in standards-compliant wireline and wireless… infrastructure products, the company says.

EP8122A DSP farm card, EP8548A and EP8641A AMC modules, and EP568T AMC carrier board
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Announced AMC Platform products include:

  • EP8548A — AMC.2 and AMC.4 compliant module based on Freescale's MPC8548E PowerQUICC III processor
  • EP8641A — AMC2. and AMC.4 compliant module based on Freescale's dual-core MPC8641D
  • EP8122A — “DSP farm” card with eight MSC8122 quad-core DSPs and gigabit Ethernet port on AMC channel 0
  • EP8144A — AMC.2 and AMC.2 compliant “DSP farm” card with six MSC8144 quad-core DSPs
  • EP568T AMC.4 compliant carrier board supporting four single-width AMCs

Matt Hoover, VP of sales and marketing, stated, “Customers [can] mix and match modules to meet specific application demands.”


Embedded Planet's AMC Platform products are scheduled for production availability in Q4, 2006, with limited prototypes available earlier. Custom configurations are available. Pricing was not disclosed.

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