These Pigeon Point management components focus on the AdvancedTCA®, AdvancedMC™ and µTCA® architectures and address the overall shelf level as well as the individual board level. They benefit from our years of leadership in specification development and interoperability testing within PICMG®. Pigeon Point is also active with the Service Availability™ Forum’s Hardware Platform Interface (HPI), both with xTCA-tuned HPI products and in specification development. Pigeon Point also offers CompactPCI® management components; contact us for details.
These solutions use Shelf Management Mezzanines (ShMMs): small mezzanine boards that install in a custom carrier optimized for your shelf architecture. Pre-loaded with the market-leading Pigeon Point Shelf Manager, a ShMM combines with your carrier to implement a Shelf Manager tailored to your shelf, with minimal development effort.
The Pigeon Point Shelf Management Starter Kit minimizes your shelf development effort and includes:
|Pigeon Point ShMM-700R and Shelf Manager||Schroff Catalog Number||Base||Starter Kit||Important Note|
|Core of an AdvancedTCA Shelf Manager, complete with a NXP i.MX287 ARM9 processor, 128MB SDRAM and 64MB Flash, plus dual IPMB, Ethernet and serial interfaces.|
|- Shelf Management Mezzanine – 700 (Commercial Temperature)||21990-580|
|- Shelf Management Mezzanine – 700 (Industrial Temperature)||21990-581|
|- Shelf Management Starter Kit (ShMM-700R)||21991-130|
|Pigeon Point Shelf Manager Source Code|
|Allows sophisticated users or developers of ShMM-based shelves to replace the Shelf Manager on their ShMMs with a customized or extended version.||Contact Pentair
HPI is emerging as the preferred foundation layer for management applications that interface to ATCA Shelf Managers.
Key features for all Pigeon Point HPI products:
IntegralHPI™ operates as a subsystem of the Pigeon Point Shelf Manager:
Pigeon Point OpenHPI runs outside the Shelf Manager and is delivered as a value-added distribution of open source OpenHPI:
|HARDWARE PLATFORM INTERFACE OPTION||Schroff Catalog Number|
|A subsystem of the Pigeon Point Shelf Manager, ready for installation on appropriate ShMM configurations, optionally enabled; directly services HPI service calls from OpenHPI-compatible client applications.||Contact Pentair
|Pigeon Point OpenHPI|
|A distribution of open source OpenHPI with significant Pigeon Point value adds; proprietary Pigeon Point plug-in includes functional, compliance and performance improvements.||Contact Pentair
Each solution provides a Pigeon Point Board Management Reference (BMR) specific to the type of PICMG controller you need, complete with schematics and firmware source code, ready for easy and quick integration with your board. Each solution is built around highly-integrated core silicon: a SmartFusion® intelligent mixed signal FPGA, an ASPEED Technology integrated remote management processor.
The Pigeon Point Board Management Starter Kit minimizes your management controller development effort and includes:
Here are some key characteristics of the core silicon used in the Pigeon Point BMR solutions:
For more detailed information, read the product briefs listed below.
|BOARD MANAGEMENT REFERENCE (BMR)||CORE||PRODUCT BRIEFS|
|Schroff Catalog Number for Starter Kit||SILICON||Base||Starter Kit||Important Note|
|AdvancedTCA IPM Controller|
|A complete hardware and firmware solution for the mandatory IPM Controller on all AdvancedTCA boards and other intelligent FRUs, such as fan trays or PEMs||21991-132||SmartFusion|
|AdvancedMC Carrier IPM Controller Add-on|
|Augments a Pigeon Point ATCA IPM Controller with the additional hardware and firmware needed to implement the Carrier IPMC on an AMC carrier board.||21991-134||SmartFusion|
|AdvancedMC Module Management Controller|
|A complete hardware and firmware solution for the mandatory MMC on all
AMC modules, compatible with either ATCA carriers or MicroTCA shelves
|CompactPCI IPM Controller|
|A complete hardware and firmware solution for the IPM Controller that is mandated on PICMG 2.9 compliant CompactPCI boards.||Contact Pentair