NAMC-EXT: Single width AdvancedMC (AMC) passive extenders

Simplify debugging of AdvancedTCA (ATCA) and MicroTCA (MTCA/uTCA) systems

The NAMC-EXT and the NAMC-EXT-PS are single wide passive extenders for Advanced Mezzanine Cards (AdvancedMC or AMC), which are intended for debugging systems based on the Advanced Telecommunication Computing Architecture (AdvancedTCA/ATCA) or MicroTCA (MTCA/μTCA) standards.

The NAMC-EXT and the NAMC-EXT-PS enable users to access AMC modules from both sides in a running system. The extenders support all fabric connectors as specified by the AMC.x and the MicroTCA specifications.

They allow access to the respective power planes for voltage and current measurements. The modules are ideally suited for ATCA or MicroTCA systems used to test and debug AMC technology.

Key features
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  • Easy signal access to the front and rear side of an AMC module from outside the chassis
  • Voltage and current measurement of mangement and payload power
  • Test points for soldering additional cables to measure all AMC signals
  • Test points for JTAG interface
  • NAMC-EXT-PS: additional 3.3V on-board power supply (PS) allows standalone mode of an AMC module (only 12V required)

AMC Interface

  • All fabrics are connected through (from AMC rear to front connector)

Power Consumption 

  • Due to absence of components the NAMC-EXT and NAMC-EXT-PS draw almost no power from the carrier's power supply

Environmental Conditions

  • Operating temperatue: -40°C to +85°C with forced cooling
  • Storage temperature: -40°C to +85°C
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 90% rh non-condensing

Standard Compliance

  • AMC.0 R2.0
  • AMC.1 R2.0
  • AMC.2 R1.0
  • AMC.3
  • AMC.4
Rev #
Date Last Modified
namc_ext_ds Data Sheet pdf 220 KB 1.0 11-07-2012
namc_ext_man_hwl Hardware Manual pdf 709 KB 1.6 23-09-2014

NAMC-EXT block diagram

Product Code: NAMC-EXT - [Option]

- Non-intelligent AMC extender, break out for management and payload power, test points for backplane signals and JTAG -
-PS Non-intelligent AMC extender, break out for management and payload power, additional on-board 3.3V power supply for stand-alone operation, test points for backplane signals and JTAG signal -