Kontron AM5030 Advanced Mezzanine Card

The Kontron AM5030 is an Advanced Mezzanine Card with a quad-core processor. The AM5030 board features the Intel Xeon processor LC5518, which is based on the latest Intel microarchitecture and delivers with its 45nm process technology even lower power consumption and higher integration. The double-wide, full-size AMC module supports RedHat Linux, Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows 2008 Server. The Kontron AM5030 will be in serial production by the second quarter.

Kontron AM5030 Advanced Mezzanine Card

Kontron AM5030 Advanced Mezzanine Card Features

  • Quad-Core Intel XEON LC5518 1.73 GHz processor (48 TDP), Hyper-threading support and 8MB Last Level Cache
  • Highly integrated server-class processor/chipset platform with 3 memory channel support up to 1066MHz for high bandwidth
  • AMC double-width, full-size solution
  • Up to 24GB DDR3 memory with ECC
  • Supporting AMC.1, AMC.2, AMC.3
  • 2x 10 GbE (XAUI) to backplane
  • Optional TPM support
  • Graphics interface
  • Up to 32 GByte SATA NAND Flash memory module
  • Comprehensive I/O capabilities

The Kontron AM5030 AdvancedMC processor module supports up to 24 GB ECC memory (DDR3) at 1066 MHz implemented as 3-channel interface for the highest memory access, and is built with two 10GbE (XAUI) interfaces in accordance with AMC.2 for comprehensive networking capabilities. When used in conjunction with a 10GbE MicroTCA Carrier Hub (MCH), such as the Kontron AM4910, system designers can achieve exceptionally high performance multi-core MicroTCA platforms built for massive data throughput.

Four GbE interfaces, two available on the front panel, two in accordance with AMC.2, provide additional networking capabilities. The Kontron AM5030 also offers connectivity in accordance with AMC.1 (PCIe x4) and AMC.3 (2x SATA) plus 2x SATA at the extended AMC connector — providing overall 4x SATA for demanding RAID applications. Two USB 2.0 ports, one VGA (D-SUB) and one COM (RJ45) port on the front panel round out the extensive feature set.

The AMC.1/.2/.3 compliant Kontron AM5030 AdvancedMC processor module has full hot-swap capabilities for replacing, monitoring and controlling the module without the need to shut down the MicroTCA system. A dedicated Module Management Controller (MMC) is used to manage the board and to support a defined subset of Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) commands. IPMI enhances the board’s availability while reducing the overall operating costs and mean-time-to-repair. For mechanical reliability, the front panel is designed to meet the MircoTCA.1 requirements.

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