New AMC-based Evaluation Module from Surf Streamlines Development of High Density Audio and Video Applications for IMS, Media Gateway and Server Solutions

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Surf announced the SurfRider/AMC-EVM™, a complete application development environment comprised of an AMC resource board carrying two Texas Instruments Incorporated's (TI) digital signal processors (DSP). The SurfRider/AMC-EVM enables developers of telecom applications to design, debug and experiment with different TI DSPs and network interfaces from their desktop, eliminating the need for an ATCA or MicroTCA carrier board chassis.

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SURF Communication Solutions, a leading provider of high-capacity multimedia processing boards for the telecommunication infrastructure field, today announced the SurfRider/AMC-EVM™, a complete application development environment comprised of an AMC resource board carrying two Texas Instruments Incorporated's (TI) digital signal processors (DSP). The SurfRider/AMC-EVM enables developers of telecom applications to design, debug and experiment with different TI DSPs and network interfaces from their desktop, eliminating the need for an ATCA or MicroTCA carrier board chassis.

The SurfRider/AMC-EVM includes the SurfRider/AMC, a fully-integrated RoHS-compliant AMC DSP resource board. The patent-pending design of the SurfRider/AMC features the SurfDocker™ modular plug-in, which carries pairs of TI DSPs and supports a variety of configurations to meet development requirements. Up to four SurfDocker modules can be plugged into a single SurfRider/AMC, for a total of eight DSPs per AMC board. The basic SurfRider/AMC-EVM model includes two TI TMS320C6412 DSPs, and will accommodate other TI DSPs, including the robust, high-performance TMS320C6455 DSP and new TMS320C6454 DSP.

The SurfRider/AMC featured in the SurfRider/AMC-EVM supports the standards-based PICMG® SFP I TDM protocol over Gigabit Ethernet for transporting audio, video, fax and modem traffic. It has been pre-integrated with a number of leading carrier manufacturers' products and can be mounted on various platforms, such as ATCA and MicroTCA.

"Surf's ability to add DSP processing resources via C64x DSP SIMM modules is truly innovative," said Danny Petkevich, DSP marketing manager, Texas Instruments. "It enables a customer to use a single AMC board and populate with the correct DSP resources based on the end application's price/performance requirements."

"The SurfRider/AMC-EVM constitutes a convenient and economical device for development of telephony applications," said Lior Fite, VP marketing, Surf. "From their desktop, developers can use this simulated chassis to experiment with various serial interfaces, TI DSP types, and TI DSP combinations to effectively utilize the same resource board for all stages in the development cycle, from prototype through final production."

Main Features

  •      Stand-alone desktop unit simulating ATCA and MicroTCA chassis for resource-efficient telecom development environment
  •      Full DSP control and monitoring over GBit Ethernet connection for reduced application development and testing time
  •      Includes AMC resource board populated with two TI TMS320C6412 720 MHz DSPs, which can be swapped or augmented with other TI DSPs, including the TMS320C6455 DSP

         o Simultaneous audio, video, fax and modem processing supported

         o Modular SurfDockerTM design allows TI DSP experimentation

  •      Optional JTAG attachment for debugging
  •      Internal power supply
  •      Documentation and technical support

See http://www.surf-com.com for more information.

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