RTM-Breakout Card

The Rear-transition Module – Breakout Card (RTM-BOC) from Mistral is an eight layer plug-in module for the Keystone II family of Edison,Hawking and Kepler EVMs showcasing the multi-core DSP+ARM KeyStone II System-on-Chips from Texas Instruments. These EVMs are double wide AMC form factor cards which provide Hyperlink, AIF2, and XFI interfaces over the AMC.4 µTCA interfaces.

OVERVIEW

The Rear-transition Module – Breakout Card (RTM-BOC) from Mistral is an eight layer plug-in module for the Keystone II family of Edison, Hawking and Kepler EVMs showcasing the multi-core DSP+ARM KeyStone II System-on-Chips from Texas Instruments. These EVMs are double wide AMC form factor cards which provide Hyperlink, AIF2, and XFI interfaces over the AMC.4 µTCA interfaces. The RTM-Breakout Card (RTM-BOC) provides high-speed digital data interface to the RTM connector (AMC.4 µTCA) for validating the 10GigE, Hyperlink, and AIF2 subsystems of the Keystone II SOC on the EVMs.

In addition, the RTM-Breakout Card contains four Gigabit Ethernet ports with PHY to support the SGMII lanes on the RTM connector. The RTM-BOC primarily consists of Retimer chip for 10G Ethernet, Quad port Ethernet PHY for 1G Ethernet and external interfacing connectors. 11

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Eight-layer PCB with IT168 dielectric material for high speed data support
  • Fully Open Source Linux Board Support Package
  • Two port (Each port of 4 lanes) Hyperlink interface
  • Four lane 2 Generation Antenna interface (AIF2)
  • XFI interface
  • Quad port SGMII interface
  • Two Hard Metric ZD type μTCA connectors
  • Power from onboard +12V DC jack or power from EVM board through μTCA connector.

Feature Comparison for various Keystone II EVMs

1 G Ethernet NA NA NA Hawking and kepler series processor does not have SGMII port support on RTM connector.
Hyperlink - Port 1 Hyperlink is DSP to DSP communication interface. Need 2 RTM BOC’s and 2 keystone II EVM’s for verifying this functionality.
Hyperlink - Port 2 Edison series processors have only one hyperlink port support
AIF 4 lanes NA NA NA 66AK2H14/12/06 & Edison series processor does not have AIF interface support.
10G Ethernet NA NA NA 66AK2H12/06 processor does not have 10G support | 66AK2E02 & AM5K2E02 processor does not have10G support | TCI6636K2H SOC does not support 10G ethernet (XFI)