Kontron AdvancedMC™ processor modules for multiple markets

Kontron AdvancedMC™ processor modules for multiple markets

The Kontron AM4011 is the latest member of the versatile Gigabit and PCIe family of AdvancedMC™ processor modules

Eching, Germany, September 2, 2008 − Today, Kontron introduced the Kontron AM4011, the latest addition to the company’s expanding portfolio of AdvancedMC™ processor modules. The Kontron AM4011 represents Kontron’s strength in developing leading-edge processor boards for use in multiple markets that require multi-core performance and high data throughput, plus PCI Express, Gigabit Ethernet and SATA connectivity via the backplane.

The Kontron AM4011 AdvancedMC™ processor module is available with the LV Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor representing substantial processing power and maximum MIPS per Watt for both AdvancedTCA® and MicroTCA™ system designs.

Designed for compute-intensive applications the versatile Kontron AM4011 may be used as a main controller, data server, traffic processor or media processor in any single-width MicroTCA™ platform deployed for applications in the 3GSM, triple play, military, police, government, defense, transportation and avionics market segments. Carrier-grade telecommunications, as well as image and video processing applications in the medical, industrial quality management and simulation markets also benefit from the processing power and communication capabilities of the Kontron AM4011 AdvancedMC™ processor module.

For AdvancedTCA® platform designs, the Kontron AM4011 complements the Kontron AT890x switch blade used as a field-replaceable, hot-swappable system controller with connectivity to the control plane. The module’s 2 GbE front access port enables easy access for system control functions since Port 0 and 1 provide access to the Base Interface for control plane access.

The AMC.1/.2/.3-compliant Kontron AM4011 AdvancedMC™ processor module has full hot-swap capabilities for replacing, monitoring and controlling the module without the need to shut down the AdvancedTCA® carrier board or the MicroTCA® system. A dedicated Module Management Controller (MMC) is used to manage the board and to support a defined subset of IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) commands and PICMG® (ATCA/AMC) command extensions, which enable operators to detect and eliminate faults faster at the module level. IPMI enhances the board’s availability while reducing the overall operating costs and mean-time-to-repair.

Versatile switch fabric
The Kontron AM4011 AdvancedMC™ processor module is highly integrated and available in both mid-size and full-size form factors. It also includes up to 4 GB of memory (DDR2) with ECC running at 400 MHz, plus up to 8 GB of Flash memory via an onboard USB 2.0 Flash controller. Four GbE interfaces – two available on the front panel, two in accordance with AMC.2 – provide comprehensive networking capabilities. Furthermore, the Kontron AM4011 offers connectivity in accordance with AMC.1 (PCIe x4) and AMC.3 (2x SATA).

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor
The advanced Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor, in tandem with the Intel® 3100 server-class chipset, takes full advantage of processor performance and the high-speed FSB. The Intel® 3100 chipset is a space-saving, two-in-one solution that combines both the Intel® Memory Controller (E7320/E7520) and the Intel® I/O Hub Controller (6300ESB).

The Kontron AM4011 AdvancedMC™ processor module is available now.

More information about the Kontron AM4011: http://www.kontron.com/AM4011
More information about AdvancedMC™ modules: http://www.kontron.com/AdvancedMC
More information about MicroTCA™: http://www.kontron.com/MicroTCA

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