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Kontron Introduces its AM5030 AdvancedMC Processor Module

By DE Editors

Kontron has introduced the Kontron AM5030, an Advanced Mezzanine Card designed with a quad-core processor.

This new Kontron double-wide, full-size AMC module features the new Intel Xeon processor LC5518, which is based on the latest Intel microarchitecture and delivers low power consumption and high integration.

According to the company, the Kontron AM5030 is a solution for MicroTCA platforms designed for dense server environments deployed in storage, military/aerospace and communications networks such as IPTV, VoIP, NAS, SAN, and wireless radio network controllers.

The 45 nm Intel Xeon processor LC5518 with integrated I/O Hub features a 4-to-1 consolidation of workload functions. This includes the integration of PCIe Gen 2.0 I/O within the processor. In addition, the new embedded processor offers up to 8MB shared Last Level Cache, Intel Hyper-Threading technology support and Intel Turbo Boost technology.

Thanks to the accompanying Intel 3420 platform controller hub (PCH) and Direct Media Interface (DMI), the Kontron AM5030 takes full advantage of reduced component count and streamlined data-paths between CPU, PCH, and peripherals for overall greater performance. Integrated Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) acceleration complements the unique technical feature set.

The Kontron AM5030 AdvancedMC processor module hosts up to 24 GB ECC memory (DDR3) at 1066 MHz implemented as a 3-channel interface, and is built with two 10GbE (XAUI) interfaces in accordance with AMC.2 for networking capabilities. The Kontron AM5030 also offers connectivity in accordance with AMC.1 (PCIe x4) and AMC.3 (2x SATA) plus 2x SATA at the extended AMC connector—providing overall 4x SATA for demanding RAID applications. Two USB 2.0 ports, one VGA (D-SUB) and one COM (RJ45) port on the front panel round out the extensive feature set.

The Kontron AM5030 supports RedHat Linux, Windows 7, Windows XP, and Windows 2008 Server.

For more information, visit Kontron.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.


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