ECHING, Germany, 2 June 2012. Kontron announced the introduction of its new single AdvancedMC processor module, the Kontron AdvancedMC processor module AM4022, designed with the 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processor. With up to 4 x 2.1 GHz, the Kontron AdvancedMC processor module AM4022 offers processing performance and 3D graphics performance. The Kontron AM4022 a good fit for applications that use MicroTCA and AdvancedTCA integrated systems that require high-end performance.
With its performance, the Kontron AM4022 is a fit for aerospace and military embedded systems which require fast data processing. With MicroTCA.1 support for a robust system design and an optional temperature range of -25 to +70C, it withstands the tough mechanical and thermal environmental conditions.
The Kontron AM4022 comes with dual-core and quad-core CPU performance that is scalable up to the 2.1 GHz Intel Core i7-3612QE processor. Future versions with further standard voltage, low voltage and ultra-low voltage processors will be available, providing developers and OEMs flexibility when designing systems with high performance and low heat dissipation. The integrated Intel HD4000 graphics of the Kontron AM4022 provides support for DirectX 11, OpenGL 3.1, OpenCL 1.1 and Intel QuickSync Video for video transcoding. The new AMC features up to 8 GB of soldered DDR3 1600 MHz ECC-protected memory for data integrity and system stability. Optionally, up to 64 GB of SLC NAND Flash can be integrated to host an operating system and application code for increased system speed and availability.
The AMC.0/.1/.2/.3 compliant Kontron AM4022 offers eight PCI Express Gen3 lanes to the backplane, configurable as 2 x PCIe x 4 or 1 x PCIe x 8. There are also four GbE ports; two on the front and two 1000BASE-BX (SerDes) on the backplane as well as two 6 Gbit/s SATA ports. The Kontron AM4022 includes 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 is also included.
For customization purposes the Kontron AM4022 offers additional interfaces to the extended options region of the AMC ports - one SATA, one COM, one USB 3.0, three USB 2.0 ports, one of which is for debug, and four GPIO signals.
The Kontron AdvancedMC processor module AM4022 has full hot-swap capabilities for monitoring, controlling and replacing the module. The intelligent platform management interface (IPMI) on the AM4022 features a dedicated module management controller (MMC) for board management and basic IPMI commands.
Kontron offers a choice of MicroTCA systems for the Kontron AM4022: The Kontron OM6060, for example, which can be used as entry level platform for operating the Kontron AM4022 with point-to-point fabrics PCIe in combination with the Kontron basic MCH AM4901 which provides Ethernet connectivity to all AMC slots. In this system, the Kontron AM4022 can be combined with I/O cards, DSP cards and different processor boards. For higher demands, the Kontron MicroTCA system OM6120 provides multiple connections for up to 12 AMCs. The system can be operated with dual MCHs and enables additionally switching PCIe fabrics in combination with the Kontron PCIe MCH AM4904.
The Kontron AdvancedMC processor board AM4022 will be available in the third quarter of 2012. It supports Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 2008 Server R2, as well as several Linux distributions such as RedHat, Fedora and Wind River Linux PNE 4.X.
For a fact sheet of the Kontron AdvancedMC processor board AM4022, visit Kontron here.