ATCA-8310AdvancedTCA DSP Blade


The ATCA-8310 from Artesyn Embedded Technologies is a state-of-the-art AdvancedTCA® DSP/Media Processing platform designed to provide power-efficient, high-density voice and video transcoding functions.

The blade features a uniquely flexible mix of processing technologies to support:

  • "DSP farm" architectures for scalable voice and video gateways based on multiple ATCA-8310 blades, featuring a high processing density with up to 180 DSP cores on a single blade.
  • "Gateway-on-a-blade" architectures for small systems with just one or two ATCA-8310 blades, providing DSP functionality, packet processing functionality and an Intel® CPU all on each blade.
  • "Pay-as-you-grow" capability with field-upgradeable DSP expansion options. The ATCA-8310 is optimized for IP to IP applications, but may be adapted to support legacy TDM applications in specific customer configurations using a range of TDM rear transition modules (RTMs), including variants with multiple OC/3 and OC/12 line terminations.

In a fully expanded voice configuration, the ATCA-8310 is capable of handling over 8000 channels of TDM to compressed (G.729AB) Voice over IP conversion including tone detection and echo cancellation, or over 6000 channels of GSM-AMR mobile voice transcode in a single ATCA slot. The ATCA-8310 is also ready for video transcode and transrate applications, estimated to be able to handle up to 350 individual mobile video streams per slot.

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  • Up to 30 Texas Instruments TMS320TCI6486 6-core DSPs
  • 8-core NXP® QorIQ® P4080 for packet processing and load balancing in the IP I/O path
  • Pre-installed Linux on P4080 with utilities for blade configuration, switch management and DSP setup
  • 2-core Intel® Core i7 processor for control plane application
  • Local Ethernet switch connecting all DSPs, CPUs, ATCA networks and I/O IP RTM supporting 10Gigabit Ethernet
  • Designed for NEBS and ETSI compliance in a CP-TA B.4 class enclosure
  • Red Hat RHEL certified