(FREMONT, California) – Elma Electronic Inc. has released a new AMC Load Board. The Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) Load Board is designed for testing the cooling and power of MicroTCA systems.
The AMC Load Board is compliant to the MicroTCA.0 and AMC.0 Advanced Mezzanine Card specifications. The unit comes standard in the single module/full size with options for double modules and compact or mid-sizes. Hot-swap pluggable, the board incorporates a JTAG interface and IPMI support.
The load board is configurable to seven wattages: 0W, 20W, 30W, 40W, 50W, 60W and 70W. Six LEDs on the front panel indicate which power level is activated. The power level can be changed by repeatedly pressing the front panel button, cycling through all power levels. Also, the power is controlled using IPMI commands (Set_FRU_LED_State/Get_FRU_LED_State) allowing each level to be controlled independently. The blink mode is also supported to set a dynamic load.
The load board has 3 temperature sensors; one on the bottom and two on the top. These are implemented as IPMI temperature sensors and could be read through the MicroTCA Carrier Hub (MCH). The unit also features redundant operation with automatic switchover. Elma also offers a new AMC Extender Card and has a full line of MicroTCA backplanes, enclosures, and components.
Filed Under: Computer boards, Data acquisition + DAQ modules