NAMC-MMC-RefDesign

NAMC-MMC-RefDesign

Module Management Controller (MMC) Reference and Design Package

Any Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) that is compliant with the PICMG AMC.0 specification has to implement a Module Management Controller (MMC) so that is can be manged by shelf and carrier managers via the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI).

The MMC Design Package by N.A.T. enables customers to implement a fully AMC and IPMI compliant MMC on their custom AMCs, benefiting from N.A.T.'s MMC expertise and experience origin from field proven design such as the well recognized MicroTCA Controller Hub (MCH) NAT-MCH and own AMCs.

The MMC Design Package consists out of a license for the MMC firmware and the reference schematics for the MMC hardware.


Hardware circuitry and supported sensors

The MMC hardware is based on the ATXMega family of MCUs from Atmel. There is a wide variety of chips available which suits nearly any demand of user I/O and memory. For the IPMI controller design only a few requirements are mandatory to support:
  • 2 x IC2 interface for IPMI and Internal communication (TWI type  preferred)
  • ADC inputs for sensors
  • Min 16KByte of Flash Memory (64 Kbyte if HPM update shall be used)
  • EEPROM for storage of non-volatile data (sensor thresholds, min/max values)
The MMC Design Package implements all mandatory sensors such as temperature, voltage and hot swap sensors, and complies with the following specifications:
  • IPMI
  • PICMG 3.0
  • AMC.0
  • HPM.1
Other optional sensors can be easily added to the source code using the well defined interfaces.


Package content and royalty-free perpetual source or object code license


The MMC Design Package consists of:
  • a royalty-free and perpetual license for either source or object code for the MMC
  • hardware reference schematics for the MMC circuitry
  • a bill of material of all components necessary to build the MMC circuitry
  • documentation and manual
The source code of the MMC firmware is entirely written in the "C" programming language and can be easily compiled using the tool chain from Atmel.

For customers wanting to implement a standard MMC without any code modifications an object license of the MMC code is available as well. Custom adaptions of AMC specifc parameters such as product name, serial number etc (aka as FRU Record) can be edited using standard tools like ipmitool or NATview.


Reference platform in AMC form factor

With the NAMC-MMC-REF N.A.T. has designed a reference platform in the AMC form factor which is strictly based on the MMC Design Package. In order to save time and costs, customers can use the NAMC-MMC-REF to develop and test their own MMC based on the MMC Design Package in parallel to the hardware design process and thus even before their own hardware becomes available.


 






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The MMC Design Package provides schematics of a hardware reference design of an MMC controller including a royalty-free and perpetual license for either source or object code of the IPMI implementation.

Content
  • a royalty-free and perpetual license for either source or object code for the MMC
  • hardware reference schematics for the MMC circuitry
  • a bill of material of all components necessary to build the MMC circuitry
  • documentation and manual

Standard Compliance
  • IPMI
  • PICMG 3.0
  • AMC.0
  • HPM.1

Optional Hardware Reference
Platform NAMC-MMC-REF
  • singe-width mid-size Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC)
  • Atmel AVRxmega128A4U microcontroller, all pins are accessible via pin header
  • several I²C-Devices
  • temperature and voltage sensors
  • Hot-Swap-Circuitry
  • DC/DC-Converter (12V to 3.3V), accessible via I2C
  • serial interface on front plate via Mini-USB jack (RS232 signals inside, no USB)


The MMC Design Package provides schematics of a hardware reference design of an MMC controller including a royalty-free and perpetual license for either source or object code of the IPMI implementation.

Content
  • a royalty-free and perpetual license for either source or object code for the MMC
  • hardware reference schematics for the MMC circuitry
  • a bill of material of all components necessary to build the MMC circuitry
  • documentation and manual

Standard Compliance
  • IPMI
  • PICMG 3.0
  • AMC.0
  • HPM.1

Optional Hardware Reference
Platform NAMC-MMC-REF
  • singe-width mid-size Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC)
  • Atmel AVRxmega128A4U microcontroller, all pins accessible through pin header
  • several I²C-Devices
  • temperature and voltage sensors
  • Hot-Swap circuitry
  • DC/DC-Converter (12V to 3.3V), accessible via I2C
  • serial interface on front plate via Mini-USB jack (RS232 signals inside, no USB)


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namc_mmc_refdesign_ds Data Sheet   pdf - -
namc_mmc_refdesign_man_hw Hardware Manual pdf - - -


The documentation on the MMC Reference and Design Package is provided under Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) only.

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Thank you.




Order Code
Description
Comment
NIPMI-SRC MMC Design Package, royalty-free and perpetual source code license
(requires a separate license agreement)
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NIPMI-OBJ MMC Design Package, royalty-free and perpetual object code license
(requires a separate license agreement)
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NAMC-MMC-REF MMC reference latform in single-width mid-size AMC formfactor -
NATView Java based GUI (Graphical User Interface) for monitoring and control of MTCA systems including FRU editor and HPM-Update function -