Kontron Adds Core i7 Module
The Kontron AdvancedMC™ processor module AM5020 incorporates the high-performance Intel® Core™ i7 processor with an integrated memory controller, PCI Express Gen2 I/O and Intel® HD graphics. Coupled with the highly integrated Intel® QM 57 platform controller hub (PCH), it has a high performance density packed into a small footprint. Using the Kontron AM5020, customers can take advantage of the reduced component count and streamlined data paths between the CPU, PCH and peripherals in a powerful, space-saving and cost-effective design. The Kontron AM5020 is ideal for MicroTCA™ platforms in telecommunications applications such as IPTV, media servers and media gateways, conference systems, and TETRA switches, as well as applications in medical, automation and security. With its MicroTCA.1 faceplate design for robust system integration, it is capable of withstanding demanding mechanical environmental conditions.
With support for PICMG® AMC.1/.2/.3 sub-specifications, the Kontron AM5020 ensures a comprehensive set of interconnecting capabilities. Eight PCI Express lanes to the backplane configurable as 2 x PCIe x4 or 8 x PCIe x1, guarantee high throughput for I/O-intensive applications. Four GbE interfaces, two on the front panel and two on the backplane in accordance with AMC.2, provide comprehensive networking capabilities. The Kontron AdvancedMC™ processor module AM5020 provides an extensive range of mass storage support with six SATA-II channels. Users can choose between an onboard 2.5” SATA drive and/or up to 32 GB of SATA flash memory, which is securely fastened to the PCB. In addition, four SATA channels are routed to the AMC connector (AMC Port 2, 3, 12, and 13), enabling applications with a high amount of storage capacity and RAID. The Kontron AM5020 also features a DVI-D interface at the front combined with two USB interfaces, two GbE and a serial port via RJ45. With this comprehensive set of internal an external I/Os on a single module, the Kontron AM5020 represents a space-saving and cost-effective solution for a broad range of I/O and data intensive applications.