Overview and Purpose

The NAMC-PMC is a carrier board designed in AMC form factor that supports one PMC module slot. It is an ideal product to migrate from cPCI or PMC based systems to the new and open standard MTCA.

Applications can benefit from the reliabiltiy and the bandwidth of MicroTCA systems as well as from the cost efficiency and large variety of standard PMCs with low cost interfaces such as input/output (IO).

It is available as a single width, mid- or full-size Advanced Mezzanine Card and compatible with MTCA systems incl. customized card guides.

Hardware Overview

To assure the data transfer between the AMC carrier and the mounted PMC module, a PLX PEX8112 PCIe to PCI bridge supports the PCI connectivity.


The required Module Management Controller (MMC) needed for Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) communication is supported by the NAMC-PMC carrier.

Special Requirements

The standard width of a PMC module is slightly larger than of an AMC module. The NAMC-PMC is compatible with a standard MicroTCA backplane, but it requires special card guides.

Compared with a single width, mid-size AMC front panel, the standard PMC format is slightly smaller. Neither a hot swap handle nor hot swap LEDs are placed on the front panel. Thus, the hot swap function as described in the specification, is not supported.


Key features
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  • Usage of standard off-the-shelf PMC boards in MTCA environments
  • Deployment of a rich variety of available PMC modules
  • Extention of PMC product life cycle

PMC Interface:

  • 32-bit PCI bus
  • JTAG

Backplane AMC Interface:

  • 1x PCIe on port 4
  • PCIe to PCI bridge
  • Selectable PCIe reference clock via AMC FCLKA or local oscillator

Power Consumption:

  • 3.3V, 5V, 12V, -12V power supplies for the PMC are provided by the carrier

Environmental Conditions:

  • Operating temperature: 0°C to +55°C with forced cooling
  • Storage temperature: -40°C to +85°C
  • Humidity: 10% to 90% rh noncondensing

Special Requirements

  • Standard PMC size: 74 mm x 149 mm
  • Standard AMC size: 73,5 mm x 181.5 mm
  • Backplane: standard MTCA backplane with special card guides
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Date Last Modified
namc_pmc_ds Data Sheet pdf 365 KB 1.0 11-07-2012
namc_pmc_man_hw Hardware Manual pdf 989 KB 1.0 22-08-2011

NAMC-PMC block diagram

Product Code: NAMC-PMC - [Option]

- single mid size AMC carrier board for PMC with PCI bus (133MHz), Jn1/Jn2 -
-V double full size AMC carrier board for PMC/PrPMC with PCI-X bus (133MHz), PMC J4 connector routed to the front panel of AMC, Ethernet ports of PICMG2.15 compliant PMCs routed to AMC connector -