Advanced Mezzanine Cards (AMC) with an exclusive range of processors
based on miriac™ MPX modules.

discontinued ! - replacement product: NAMC-QorIQ-P204x

The scalable and flexible NAMC-MPX-Family offers sophisticated full-size AMC (Advanced Mezzanine Card) boards with an exclusive range of processors based on miriac™ MPX modules (MicroSys PPC EXtendable modules).

It is dedicated to the embedded markets such as industrial controls, automation, (tele-)communication, defense&aerospace and medical area.

The bandwidth of the new MPX-Family covers the following on-board processors from Freescale™

- low-end Power QUICC II Pro MPC8349 @667MHz (NAMC-MPX-PQIIP-8349)
- mid-scale Power QUICC III MPC8548 @1.3GHz (NAMC-MPX-PQIII-8548)
- high-end single core QorIQ™ P1011 @533-800MHz (NAMC-MPX-QorIQ-P1011)
- high-end dual core QorIQ™ P2020 @1.2GHz (NAMC-MPX-QorIQ-P2020)

N.A.T. offers also an Intel® Atom™ Processor E600 (NAMC-MPX-Atom-E600) to satisfy the different addictions, performance or application requirements.

The distinctive feature of this product family is the harmonized base board which offers at the front panel:

- two GbE
- one USB 2.0 and
- one RS232.

N.A.T. especially highlights the pin-compatible QorIQ™ communications processors, the high-performance Power Architecture® cores for applications requiring enormous processor performance, reliability, security and quality in every connection. The NAMC-MPX-QorIQ-P2020 is claimed to deliver the optimal blend of a low cost dual core processor board with high performance.

Fabric Support

  • Base Fabric

    The NAMC-MPX provides two GbE interfaces at port 0 and 1 of the common options region of the AMC backplane connector.

  • Fat Pipe

  • The NAMC-MPX offers four bidirectional serial lines that can be operated either as PCIe, SRIO, or a combination of both.

The NAMC-MPX-P2020 can be configured to implement either an x1 (port 4 or 8) or an x4 PCIe interface (ports 4-7 or ports 8-11). A further option is either two x1 (port 4 and 8) or one x4 SRIO interface(s) (port 4-7 or port 8-11). The speed is configurable for 1.25Gb/s, 2.5Gb/s or 3.125Gb/s.


Key features
Technical details
Block diagram
Order code
PQIII-8548 featuring
  • MPC8548 Module with e500 Power PC Core @1333MHz
  • 512kB L2Cache
  • Double-precision floating point APU
  • integrated DDR Memory Controller
  • up to 1GB DDR II SDRAM (with ECC)
  • up to 32MB Flash
  • 1MB SRAM (option)
  • RTC, Watchdog, Reset Generator


  • QorIQ™ P1011 single e500v2 CPU @533-800 MHz
  • up to 2 GB soldered DDR2 memory
  • up to 512 MB NAND Flash
  • RTC, Watchdog, Reset Generator


  • QorIQ™ P2020 dual e500v2 core CPU @1.2GHz
  • up to 2 GB solered DDR2 memory
  • up to 512 MB NAND Flash
  • RTC, Watchdog, Reset Generator


  • Intel Atom™ E6xx CPU up to 1,6 GHz
  • Platform Controller Hub EG20T
  • up to 2GB DDR2 memory


Base Board NAMC-MPX

Backplane Connectivity
Fat Pipe Interface Options 
  • PCIe x4 on ports 4-7 or ports 8-11 
  • PCIe x1 on port 4 or port 8 
  • SRIO x4 on ports 4-7 or ports 8-11; speed 1.25Gb/s or 2.5Gb/s or 3.125 Gb/s per lane
  • SRIO x1 on ports 4 and port 8; speed 1.25Gb/s or 2.5Gb/s or 3.125 Gb/s 
  • PCIe x1 on port 4 and SRIO x1 on port 8; speed 2.5Gb/s
    (options depend on choosen MPX module)

  • 2 x 1 GbE at AMC port 0 and port 1

Front Panel Connectors
 & Indicator LEDs 
  • 4 bicolour LEDs integrated in the RJ45 at front panel
  • all LEDs controllable via FPGA and assignable with any functionality
  • 2 standard AMC LEDs as fault indicator and general purpose status signal
  • USB 2.0 and RS232 connectors

Power Consumption
  • 12V, 2-4A

  • Temperature (operating): 0ºC to +60ºC with forced air cooling
  • Temperature (storage): -40ºC to +85ºC
  • Relative Humidity: 10% to 90% at +55ºC (non-condensing)

Standard Compliance
  • PICMG AMC.0 Rev. 2.0
  • PICMG AMC.1 Rev. 1.0
  • PICMG AMC.2 Rev. 1.0 (Type E2)
  • PCI Express Base Specification Rev. 1.1
  • PICMG SFP.0 Rev. 1.0 (System Fabric Plane Format)
  • PICMG SFP.1 Rev. 1.0 (Internal CC)
  • IPMI Specification v2.0 Rev. 1.0
  • PICMG MTCA.0 Rev. 1.0
  • ITU-T G.823 (Jitter Attenuation)
Rev #
Date Last Modified
namx_mpx_ds Data Sheet pdf 272 KB 1.0 11-07-2012
namc_mpx_man_hw Hardware Manual pdf 675 KB 1.2 23-09-2014

NAMC-MPX block diagram

Product Code: NAMC-MPX - [Option]

-MPX NAMC-MPX carrier board spare part!
-PQIIP-8349 full-size AMC with Freescale's MPC8349 processor (e300 Power PC Core @667MHz) -
-PQIII-8548 full-size AMC with Freescale's MPC8548 processor (e500 Power PC Core @1.3GHz) -
-QorIQ-P1011 full-size AMC with Freescale's QorIQ™ P1011 processor (single e500v2 CPU @533-800 MHz) -
-QorIQ-P2020 full-size AMC with Freescale's QorIQ™ P2020 processor (dual e500v2 core CPU @1.2GHz) -
-Atom-E600 full-size AMC with Intel's Atom™ E6xx CPU up to 1,6 GHz -