1-3 December 2020
Virtual Workshop via Zoom
Europe/Berlin timezone

Basic-AMC – the low-cost MicroTCA.4 Compliant Module

2 Dec 2020, 15:05
15m
Virtual Workshop via Zoom

Virtual Workshop via Zoom

Workshop Meeting room: https://desy.zoom.us/j/98158910820
Talk New Products Session 5

Speaker

Prof. Dariusz Makowski (Lodz University of Technology)

Description

Various Advanced Mezzanine Cards (AMCs) are developed based on the MicroTCA.4 technology. The standard always requires basic functionality including: Module Management and Rear-Transition Module Controllers, fabric interface, power supply, clock and synchronization. The module usually provides some programable resources that can be used by the final application.

A cost-effective but effective AMC module was developed for the W7-X stellarator. The rationale for this project was to develop a very simple module providing basic functions required in many projects in a short period of time. The AMC module is equipped with Xilinx Artix-7 FPGA, PCIe x4, gen. 2 fabric interface, TCLK and MLVDS lines and Zone 3 digital connection.
Moreover, the module has 4 programmable digital lines on the front panel. The development and production costs were further optimised using the smart Module Management Controller developed at Lodz University of Technology, Department of Microelectronics and Computer Science.

Primary authors

Prof. Dariusz Makowski (Lodz University of Technology) Dr Aleksander Mielczarek (Lodz University of Technology Department of Microelectronics and Computer Science) Mr Patryk Nowak vel Nowakowski (Lodz University of Technology, Department of Microelectronics and Computer Science) Dr Axel Winter (Max Planck Institut for Plasmaphysics )

Presentation Materials