Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) with NXP (Freescale) 8-core QorIQ® P4080 and optional Xilinx Virtex®-6 FPGA

The NAMC-QorIQ-P40 is the market's most powerful single-width mid- or full-size AdvancedMC™ (AMC) processor board designed around the high-performance NXP (Freescale) 8-core QorIQ® P4080 processor.

The NAMC-QorIQ-P4080 is a powerful packet processing engine in AMC form factor based on the NXP (formerly Freescale) QorIQ P4080 communications processor, designed for packet-oriented telecom applications such as LTE or VoIP.

QorIQ P4080

The QorIQ P4080 is a multi-core packet processor offering eight e500mc PowerPC cores at up to 1.5 GHz. It provides security and pattern-match engines, sophisticated buffer and queue management, and various high speed serial data links. The board is therefore ideally suited for applications in AdvancedTCA (ATCA) and MicroTCA (MTCA) environments. The QorIQ P4080 is designed for combined control and dataplane processing, enabling high-performance Layer 2-7 processing.

The P4080/P5020 packet processor is accompanied by a set of supporting hardware blocks for time keeping/tracking as well as for external protocol processing/conversion and acceleration.

Real time clock/PLL

The board is equipped with an on-board Real Time Clock and precision oscillator to support time keeping and time tracking for protocols such as RTP (Real Time Protocol) or PTP (Precision Time Protocol, IEEE 1588).

The low jitter PLL allows telecom clocks to be derived from on-board sources and to be provided to the system by the MTCA clock distribution network.

Load indicators

Each of the PowerPC cores has its own load indicator LED at the front panel. The load indicators provide visual feedback of the current load balancing between the individual CPU cores.


Due to the unique combination of the powerful and feature-rich packet processor and the user accessible FPGA, the NAMC-QorIQ is ideally suited to any voice/data application with requirements such as deep packet inspection, encryption, protocol conversion or Layer 2-7 routing. The NAMC-QorIQ is the optimal choice for applications such as multi-service switches, edge routers, radio network controllers (RNCs), VoIP/VoP gateways and routers as well as mobile network equipment.


The NAMC-QorIQ-Family consists of

Key features
Technical details
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  • NXP (Freescale) QorIQ P4080 network processor with eight cores at up to 1.5 GHz
  • memory
    • 1-8 GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1333 MHz
    • 1-2 GB of NAND Flash
  • Interfaces on front panel
    • 1 x 10/100/1000-BaseT Ethernet
    • 10 GBit (XAUI) SFP+ Ethernet (optional)
    • USB Console Interface
    • Option: 1 x RS232
  • Backplane connections
    • 2 x GbE to AMC Ports 0/1
    • 2 x SATA to AMC Ports 2/3
    • A choice of
      • PCIe x4, SRIO x4 or XAUIx4 at AMC ports 4-7 or 8-11
  • iTDM Interface (optional)
  • Optional: H.110 like backplane TSI bus

Form Factor
  • AMC: full or mid size

CPU Core

QorIQ P4080 - powerful network processor technology by NXP (Freescale)

  • 8 x e500mc PowerPC Cores @ 1.5 GHz (P4080)
  • Security Engine
  • Pattern Match Engine
  • Queue and Buffer Managers
  • Dual 64 bit Memory interfaces
  • 18 x Serdes (2 x XAUI, 3 x PCIe, 2 x SRIO, 8 x SGMII)

Performance (P4080)

  • IP v4 forwarding : up to 20 Gbps or 18 Mpps (packets per sec)
  • IPsec Decap/Encap: up to 5 Mpps


  • 2 banks of 64 bit DDR3 DRAM, 1 or 2 GByte each
  • Flash Memory 1 GByte

Backplane Interfaces

  • XAUI, SRIO, PCIe at AMC Fat Pipe region (ports 4-7) or (ports 8-11)
  • dual GbE (ports 0+1)
  • SATA (ports 2+3)

Front Panel Interfaces

  • XAUI at SFP+ (optional), GbE, USB


  • Default: Lattice ECP3 providing standard functionality such as
    • ITDM support
    • IEEE1588/RTP timestamp insertion / synchronization
    • PTP protocol acceleration


Standard AMC LEDs for hotswap and system health

  • 2/8 Load Indicator LEDs for CPU Cores
  • 4 Leds indicating GbE and SPF+ line states

Operating Systems

  • Linux, OK1-M

Power Consumption

  • The NAMC-QorIQ is designed to meet the following standards and qualifications: MTCA.0 R1.0 & R2.0, AMC.0 R2.0, AMC.1, AMC.2, AMC.4, IMPI V1.5 & V2.0 EN60950, UL1950, RoHS
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namc_qoriq_p3x_p4x_p5x_ds Data Sheet pdf 832 KB 1.1 11-12-2019
namc_qoriq_p3x_p4x_p5x_man_hw Hardware Manual pdf 1240 KB 1.5 18-02-2020

NAMC-QorIQ-P4080 block diagram

Product Code: NAMC-QorIQ-P4080 - [Option]

- Single mid-size AMC board with Freescale QorIQ P4080 (8x e500 PowerPC) @ up to 1.5 GHz and Lattice ECP3 FPGA, dual 64-bit memory interface, 2 banks of 64-bit 1GB DDR3 DRAM, 1 GB Flash; front panel elements: XAUI (SFP+), 1x 1GbE, 1x USB; fat pipe: PCIe, SRIO and XAUI (configuration option); base fabric: 2x 1GbE; I-TDM (1000BX) -
ECO Single full size AMC board with Freescale QorIQ P4080 (8x e500 PowerPC) @ up to 1.5 GHz, dual 64-bit memory interface, 2 banks of 64-bit 1GB DDR3 DRAM, 1 GB Flash; front panel elements: 1x 1GbE, 1x USB; fat pipe: PCIe, SRIO and XAUI (configuration option); base fabric: 2x 1GbE; I-TDM (1000BX) => orders of 50++ units only -