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AdvancedMC Processor Board with Core i7 and Integrated Graphics

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AdvancedMC Processor Board with Core i7 and Integrated Graphics

A single-width AdvancedMC processor module, designed with the new Intel Mobile Core i7 processor, offers a high-end combination of computing power and integrated graphics when utilized in MicroTCA and AdvancedTCA integrated platforms. The AM4020 AdvancedMC processor board from Kontron integrates the memory controller, PCI Express and the graphics processor within the multicore processor. Equipped with the highly integrated Intel QM 57 Platform Controller Hub, it offers high power density and performance on an extremely compact footprint. Its overall performance makes it suitable for MicroTCA and AdvancedTCA telecommunications applications such as IPTV, media servers and media gateways, conference systems, and test systems for wireline networks. The Kontron AM4020 is also an attractive fit for the medical, automation, aerospace, military and security markets, which require fast data processing. With MicroTCA.1 support for a robust system design and an optional temperature range of -25° to +70°C, it withstands the toughest mechanical and thermal environmental conditions.

The AM4020 AdvancedMC CPU board features the new Intel Core i7 processors with 2.0 (25W TDP) or 2.53 GHz (35W TDP) and 4 Mbyte L3 cache. The integrated memory controller enables direct access to up to 8 Gbytes of dual channel DDR ECC RAM at 1066 MHz. Compared to the previously available AdvancedMC CPU boards with Intel Core 2 Duo processors, customers can expect to experience up to 100% higher overall performance.

In addition, the AMC.1/.2/.3-compliant AM4020 CPU board offers eight PCI Express lanes to the backplane, configurable as 2 x PCIe x 4 or 8 x PCIe x 1. There are also four GbE ports; two on the front and two on the backplane (AMC.2) as well as 4 x SATA. For systems without separate hard drives, up to 32 Gbytes of flash memory can be implemented via a SATA flash module, which is securely screwed to the PCB. The board features a DisplayPort output on the front panel making additional graphics modules unnecessary. Alternatively, a COM port for external management access is available. A USB 2.0 port with mini USB jack on the front panel rounds out the feature set.

The AM4020 has full hot-swap capabilities for monitoring, controlling and replacing the module. The Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) enhances the board’s availability while reducing the overall operating costs and mean-time-to-repair. For board management and basic IPMI commands, it features a dedicated Module Management Controller (MMC). The highly integrated Kontron AM4020 AdvancedMC processor board is available in both mid- and full-size formats. It supports Windows XP, Windows 7, as well as VxWorks 6.8.and various Linux distributions such as RedHat 5.3, SUSE 11.2 and Wind River Linux PNE 3.X.

Kontron, Poway, CA. (888) 294-4558. [www.kontron.com].