- AMC Module
An AMC Module is a mezzanine or modular add-on card that extends the functionality of a Carrier Board. The term is also used to generically refer to the different varieties of Multi-Width and Multi-Height Modules.
Base-band input/output mezzanine.
Commercial off-the-shelf. Product which is designed and can be easily purchased.
Eurocard Extension Module is a Sinara standard for low-cost, low-bandwidth peripherals that are controlled by ARTIQ DRTIO.
- Fat Pipes
Ports 4 though 11 of the AMC Connector constitute the Fat Pipes Region. This Region of Ports is intended for the assignment of multiple Lane interfaces, also called “fat pipes”. Fat Pipe 1 [Ports 4-7], Fat Pipe [Ports 8-11].
FPGA Mezzanine Card
- Hot Swap
To remove a component (e.g., an AMC Module) from a system (e.g., an AMC Carrier AdvancedTCA Board) and plug in a new one while the power is still on and the system is still operating.
Intelligent Platform Management Bus. The lowest level hardware management bus as described in the Intelligent Platform Management Bus Communications Protocol Specification.
- Management Power or MP
The 3.3V power for a Module’s Management function, individually provided to each Slot by the Carrier
An up-converting mezzanine, using an analogue IQ mixer to mix the input and output RF signals with a LO supplied by Sayma.
MicroTCA Carrier Hub. Board which manages whole uTCA crate.
Module Management Controller. The MMC is the required intelligent controller that manages the Module and is interfaced to the Carrier via IPMB-Local.
Rear Transition Module.
Smart Arbitrary Waveform Generator, providing 8 channels of 1.2 GSPS 16-bit DACs (2.4 GHz DAC clock) and 125 MSPS 16-bit ADCs. It consists of an AMC, providing the high-speed digital logic, and a RTM, holding the data converters and analog components.
Open-source hardware ecosystem originally designed for use in quantum physics experiments running the ARTIQ control software. It is licensed under CERN OHL v1.2.
Micro Telecommunications Computing Architecture. MicroTCA is a modular, open standard for building high performance computer systems in a small form factor.