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AdvancedMC Processor Module with Freescale QorIQ P2020

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A new single-width AdvancedMC processor module, the AM4120, is the first member of a new Kontron AdvancedMC product family with the Freescale QorIQ processors. The new AdvancedMC family is targeted to cost-sensitive applications as well as powerful data plane and control plane applications. The Kontron AM4120 is equipped with the Freescale QorIQ P2020 Dual Core processor with up to 1.2 GHz and based on the Power Architecture e500. Application reliability features include the redundant universal bootloader U-Boot and persistent memory for cycle data storage. Furthermore, a dedicated Module Management Controller (MMC), which supports basic IPMI commands, is used for board management, enabling operators to monitor the status of the module in the system, simplifying system management and improving availability. The Kontron AM4120 also offers increased longevity due to Freescale’s processor availability until at least 2018, careful component selection, and a Micro SDHC card socket that is not impacted by regular flash discontinuation.

For flexible data exchange, the Kontron AM4120 features 4x SERDES lines routed to AMC ports 4 - 7, which are configurable either as PCIe (root complex or end point) or SRIO ports (host or agent), for applications that require close programming to the chip without extensive overhead. This provides several different boot options for the OS including from an easily exchangeable Micro SDHC card to simplify updates, a NOR Flash, or the soldered NAND Flash for rugged applications. For further flexibility in inter- and intra-system communication, the AM4120 supports up to 3x GbE channels, which are routed to AMC port 0 plus 2x RJ45 interfaces at the front or routed to AMC ports 0 and 1 plus one port at the front. The Kontron AdvancedMC AM4120 supports Bootloader U-Boot, IPMI, VxWorks 6.9 and Linux LTIB. 

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