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April 2011

Double-Width AdvancedMC Processor Module with Core i7

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A double-width AdvancedMC processor module is equipped with an Intel Core i7 Mobile processor and Hyper-Threading technology. The AM5020 from Kontron incorporates up to 2.53 GHz of dual-core performance to run parallel, multi-threaded applications on MicroTCA integrated platforms. The module incorporates the Core i7 processor with an integrated memory controller, PCI Express Gen2 I/O and Intel HD graphics coupled with the integrated QM 57 platform controller hub (PCH). 

With support for PICMG AMC.1/.2/.3 sub-specifications, the AM5020 ensures a comprehensive set of interconnecting capabilities. Eight PCI Express lanes to the backplane are configurable as 2 x PCIe x4 or 8 x PCIe x1. Four GbE interfaces, two on the front panel and two on the backplane in accordance with AMC.2, provide comprehensive networking capabilities. The AM5020 provides an extensive range of mass storage support with six SATA-II channels. Users can choose between an onboard 2.5” SATA drive and/or up to 32 Gbyte of SATA flash memory, which is securely fastened to the PCB. In addition, four SATA channels are routed to the AMC connector (AMC Port 2, 3, 12 and 13), enabling applications with a high amount of storage capacity and RAID. The Kontron AM5020 also features a DVI-D interface at the front combined with two USB interfaces, two GbE and a serial port via RJ45. With this comprehensive set of internal and external I/Os on a single module, the Kontron AM5020 represents a space-saving and cost-effective solution for a broad range of I/O and data-intensive applications.

The Kontron AM5020 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. A dedicated Module Management Controller (MMC) is used to manage the board and supports basic IPMI commands, which enable operators to monitor the state of the AdvancedMC module in the system. The mid-size, double-width Kontron AdvancedMC processor board AM5020 supports Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, as well as VxWorks 6.8 and Wind River Linux PNE 3.0.2.

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