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Kontron AT8404 - AdvancedTCA 10GbE Fabric PICMG 3.0/3.1 AMC Carrier

AdvancedTCA 10GbE fabric carrier with 4 x Mid-Size AdvancedMC slots

Kontron AT8404 - AdvancedTCA 10GbE Fabric AMC Carrier
Key Features
PICMG 3.0/3.1 option 9 compliant carrier board
Four (4) Mid-Size AMC slots
10GbE redundant Fabric Interface with support
Gigabit Ethernet switching
Telco Clock for all AMC slots
Full Hot-Swap capabilities
0 to 55°C operating


The Kontron AT8404 is one of three key open modular platform elements that complete Kontron's 10 GbE product portfolio. As a PICMG 3.0/3.1-compliant AdvancedTCA carrier board, the AT8404 sets an industry precedent with 4 Mid-Size AMC slots that support a full range of AMC modules including – TDM interfaces (E1/T1, STM-1, OC3), NPUs, DSPs, PrAMCs and Storage AMCs.

AdvancedMC-Everywhere integration for customization

The Kontron AT8404 provides equipment manufacturers with the flexibility to customise the design of their network system solutions, especially for various 10 GbE-based systems that drive IMS-based broadband applications that require the seamless delivery of video and data content in IPTV or VoD networks.

Full Redundancy and High Availability

Suitable for dual-star configurations in 14- and 16-slot systems, the AT8404 is hot swappable, supports full redundancy, and provides PCI-Express, SRIO or 10GbE direct AMC interconnects. For storage solutions, the AT8404 additionally provides SAS/SATA direct AMC interconnects. With full IPMI 1.5 support, the AT8404 also features a dedicated ìController as an additional Firmware Update Manager (FWUM) for field upgrades, rollbacks and watchdog functions.



FeaturesBuilding Blocks
• Ethernet Switch
• Ethernet Switch Controller + Memory
• Synchronous Clock Distribution
• 4 x AMC sites
• RTM sites (Zone 3)
• Power Supply Mezzanine incl. Holdup Circuit
ConnectionsEthernet Switch
• Broadcom BCM56502 StrataXGS™ Gigabit Switch
• 24x 1-GbE ports and 2x 10-GbE ports
• 20 ports used for direct connections to each AMC ports 0 and 8 to 11
• 2 ports to the RTM
• 2 ports to the base interface
• 2x 10GbE ports to FI Channel 1 and 2

Ethernet Switch Controller and System Memory
• Socketless AMCC PPC405GPr 400 MHz
• 256 MBytes SDRAM 133 MHz; 128 MB Flash (supports multiple OS images); used for switch provisioning and diagnostics

AMC Sites
• 4 Slot carrier
• B+ connectors (pressfi t)
• AMC.1 type 4E1S2 on B1/B2/B4 and type 4E1S1 on B3
• AMC.2 Type 4E1 on B1, B2, B3, B4
• Telecom clocks and/or PCI Express clock support

RTM Sites
• 3 TYCO/ERNI ZD-F-4-10-2-B-22 Connectors.
• Support for 7 RTM lanes from each AMC
• 10/100Base-T for management
• 12V and 3V3sus Supply Voltage connections
• I²C support
» JTAG and production I/O support


ExpansionThis board is compatible to the following standards:
» PICMG 3.0/3.1 option 9
» AMC.0 rev 2, AMC.2, AMC.3
» PCI Express®, SRIO or 10GbE direct AMC interconnect
» IPMI v1.5
Mechanical8U x 280 mm x 30.48 mm
TemperatureTemperature range (operation): 0 to +55°C
Temperature range (storage): -40 to +70°C
HumidityRelative humidity range (operation): 15%-90% (non-condensing) at 55°C
Relative humidity range (storage): 15%-90% (non-condensing) at 55°C
AltitudeOperating: 4000 m (13,123 ft)
Storage and Transit: 15,000m (49,212 ft)
VibrationOperating: 5 to 100Hz: 1G @ 0.25 Octave/minute
Storage and Transit: Random 0.89Grms (5-200Hz)
ShockOperating: 30G/11 ms half sine
Storage and Transit: 18G/6 ms
MTBFTargeted MTBF is 150,000h @ 30°C, calculations based on Bellcore/ Telcordia SR-332 Issue 1
Warranty2 Years

Ordering Details

BoardOn request