Concurrent Unveils PR AMC/33x AdvancedMC Module with Intel Pentium M

1/19/2006 - Concurrent Technologies announce their new lead-free, high performance, Pentium M based, Advanced Mezzanine Card (AdvancedMC® or AMC) processor module suitable for AdvancedTCA®, MicroTCA and proprietary platforms. The PR AMC/33x is a single width full height AMC processor module supporting the 2.0 GHz Intel® Pentium® M processor 760. To enhance overall memory and I/O performance the PR AMC/33x supports the Intel® E7520 server chipset. The E7520 interfaces up to 2GBytes soldered DDR2-400 ECC memory giving a peak memory bandwidth of 3.2 Gigabytes/s. To provide a higher MTBF and improve cooling, all components are soldered including the memory and processor. The PR AMC/33x is designed in compliance to AMC.0 (including full hot swap and IPMI capabilities), AMC.1 Type 8 (PCI Express x8), AMC.2 Type E2 (2x Gigabit Ethernet) and AMC.3 Type S2 (2x Serial ATA150 ports). The module also features two USB 2.0 ports, two RS232 ports and 1 Mbyte Application Flash. The PR AMC/33x is designed for use in AdvancedTCA, MicroTCA or proprietary applications such as wireless base stations, security, test and measurement systems, Voice over IP, media-servers or blade-servers. With this range of applications in mind, the PR AMC/33x supports a variety of industry standard operating systems.

The AdvancedMC (AMC) specification is ratified by PICMG® to be compatible with the current AdvancedTCA (ATCA) and the new MicroTCA system architectures. The AMC concept provides a system integrator with a modular approach that is scalable, cost effective, fabric based, and hot swappable. The modules are designed according to a series of AMC.x specifications - where AMC.0 defines the form-factor, connector, power and thermal characteristics, management, clocking and base fabric, AMC.1 maps PCI Express onto the extended fabric interface, AMC.2 defines Ethernet ports, AMC.3 defines mass storage ports and AMC.4 defines Serial RapidIO.

The 2.0 GHz Intel Pentium M processor 760, based on 90nm process technology, provides a remarkable performance versus power dissipation ratio. The processor supports a 533MHz Front Side Bus, 2 MBytes L2 cache with an Enhanced Data Pre-fetcher, merges CPU operations with Micro-Ops Fusion, and has Advanced Instruction Prediction of program branches, Dedicated Stack Manager in hardware, Intelligent Power Distribution (clock gating based on program demand), Deep(er) Sleep Alert States and Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology. The Intel® E7520 includes three 8x PCI Express links and a DDR2-400 memory interface to help increase I/O bandwidth and reduce system latency for data-intensive applications. Each PCI Express link supports up to 4 Gbytes/s per link and the DDR2-400 memory compared to DDR-333 memory provides up to 20% increase in memory bandwidth, and up to 40% decrease in power consumption.

For ease of integration, many of todayís leading operating systems are supported including Linux®, Windows® 2000, Windows® Server 2003, Windows® XP, Windows® XP Embedded, QNX® and VxWorks®.

For more details on this product, including datasheet, is available online.

About Concurrent Technologies
Concurrent Technologies is an international ISO 9001:2000 company specializing in the design and manufacture of commercial-off-the-shelf and custom designed industrial computer boards for real-time embedded applications. The company, which was founded in 1985, has offices in the USA and UK as well as a worldwide distributor network. In addition to its original Multibus II product line the company has a wide range of high performance, Intel and Motorola processor based VME and CompactPCI products, which are complemented by an extensive offering of PMC (PCI Mezzanine Card) products. Concurrent Technologies is an Affiliate Member of the Intel Communications Alliance (ICA), a community of communications and embedded developers and solution providers.

Intel, Pentium and Intel Speedstep are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

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