WORLD-CLASS MANAGEMENT COMPONENTS

FOCUSED. DEPENDABLE. PROVEN.

PICMG PRODUCTS

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.

PIGEON POINT SHELF MANAGEMENT MEZZANINE SOLUTIONS

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:

  • BENCH TOP HARDWARE Immediate hands-on familiarization and "known-good" reference as you bring up your shelf
  • REFERENCE SCHEMATICS ShMM carrier schematics as starting point for your custom carrier design
  • FIRMWARE MODIFICATIONS Adjustments to the Shelf Adaptation Layer in the Pigeon Point Shelf Manager for your shelf
  • COMPREHENSIVE DOCUMENTATION Covers hardware and firmware; targets both the shelf developer and shelf user
  • ONE YEAR OF TECHNICAL SUPPORT Both hardware and firmware; includes schematic review of your carrier design

PIGEON POINT SHELF MANAGEMENT MEZZANINE PRODUCTS

SHELF MANAGEMENT MEZZANINE (ShMM)

    PRODUCT BRIEFS  
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
for Details
   

PIGEON POINT HARDWARE PLATFORM INTERFACE (HPI) PRODUCTS

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:

  • FOCUSED ON PIGEON POINT SHELF MANAGERS For most effective support
  • MAPPING SPECIFICATION COMPLIANT Service Availability Forum HPI to xTCA Mapping
  • SUPPORTED BY HPI AND ATCA EXPERTS Combined expertise often crucial

IntegralHPI™ operates as a subsystem of the Pigeon Point Shelf Manager:

  • INTEGRATED WITH SHELF MANAGER For best time and memory performance
  • HPI-ACCESSIBLE WITHIN SECONDS Of shelf startup, even for large shelves
  • REDUNDANCY AWARE Using proven redundancy framework of Shelf Manager
  • BINARY COMPATIBLE WITH OPENHPI CLIENT INTERFACE Use existing OpenHPI client application binaries
  • REQUIRES ShMM WITH 64 MB FLASH And corresponding 128 MB RAM

Pigeon Point OpenHPI runs outside the Shelf Manager and is delivered as a value-added distribution of open source OpenHPI:

  • SUPPORTS ATCA Using Pigeon Point Shelf Managers
  • ON-ShMM OR OFF-ShMM OPERATION Off-ShMM connects to Shelf Managers via Ethernet
  • REQUIRES ShMM WITH 64 MB FLASH For on-ShMM HPI service
HARDWARE PLATFORM INTERFACE OPTION Schroff Catalog Number
IntegralHPI  
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
for Details
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
for Details

PIGEON POINT BOARD MANAGEMENT REFERENCE SOLUTIONS

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:

  • BENCH TOP HARDWARE Immediate hands-on familiarization and "known-good" reference as you bring up your board
  • REFERENCE SCHEMATICS For chosen management controller; ready for integration with the schematics of your board
  • REFERENCE FPGA DESIGN Usable on SmartFusion, as is, or with added custom logic
  • COMPLETE FIRMWARE SOURCE CODE Designed for easy configuration to the specifics of your board
  • COMPLETE GNU TOOL CHAIN Includes source code; supports the processor type in your management controller
  • COMPREHENSIVE DOCUMENTATION Covers hardware and firmware; includes customization and bring up guidance
  • ONE YEAR OF TECHNICAL SUPPORT Both hardware and firmware; includes schematic review of your design

Here are some key characteristics of the core silicon used in the Pigeon Point BMR solutions:

  • SMARTFUSION: INTELLIGENT MIXED SIGNAL FPGA Hard-logic microcontroller and analog, plus FPGA fabric

For more detailed information, read the product briefs listed below.

PIGEON POINT BOARD MANAGEMENT REFERENCE PRODUCTS

BOARD MANAGEMENT REFERENCE (BMR)   CORE PRODUCT BRIEFS
PICMG MANAGEMENT
CONTROLLER TYPE
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
21991-136 SmartFusion
           
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
for Details