Kontron recently introduced the compact Kontron MicroTCA platform OM6040D, an integrated platform specifically designed for up to four high-end AdvancedMCs and featuring a 10 Gbit/s Ethernet switched backplane to enable high data flow rates.
In the maximum configuration with 4x Kontron AM5030 processor modules, the 5U integrated platform hosts up to 16 Intel Xeon processor cores and 96 GB of RAM. These features make the compact and modular Kontron 42HP / 5U MicroTCA a highly suitable integrated platform for performance and data throughput demanding applications.
Applications in these spaces will benefit from the densely-packed, parallel processing power of up to four high-performance double-width AMC modules, like the Kontron AM5030 and the high-speed fabric of 10GbE on the backplane.
Target applications can be found in embedded markets with a high demand for processing capacity, high communication bandwidth and high availability. These applications include:
- communications (data conversion and encryption)
- energy (smart grid infrastructure)
- industrial automation (high-speed video processing for quality control)
- medical (diagnostic applications with sophisticated image-enhancement techniques); and
- military and aerospace (radar towers).
Built to a cost optimised design, the Kontron OM6040D integrated platform has two pluggable AC/DC power supply units, integrated power management and fan control on the backplane. The fans are housed in a removable fan tray, easily accessible from the front for maintenance.
Equipped with Kontron AdvancedMC modules, OEM customers can significantly reduce time to market by being able to obtain pre-validated application-ready platforms from Kontron at any time and from a single source.
Dedicated modules for the integrated platforms are the Kontron MicroTCA Carrier Hub AM4910, which supports 10 GbE Ethernet switching and modules such as the Kontron AdvancedMC processor module AM5030 (Intel Xeon processor LC5518) or the Kontron AdvancedMC processor module AM5010 (Intel Core 2 Duo).
The AMC slots can also accommodate the Kontron AdvancedMC storage module AM5500 (one with every AMC processor) with up to 1 terabyte of storage capacity via either two 2.5" SATA HDDs or extremely robust SDDs. Further customer-specific AdvancedMC implementations using the 10 GbE, 1 GbE, PCIe x4 and SATA supporting backplane can be realised by Kontron on request.