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Kontron Thinks Mobile

ECHING, Germany and BARCELONA, Spain -- Today, at Mobile World Congress (Hall 2 / Booth 2.1B14), Kontron introduced the Kontron OM6120, a powerful cost-optimized MicroTCA™ platform that supports up to 12 standard compliant AdvancedMC™ (AMC) modules.

The compact Kontron OM6120 brings exceptional performance and versatility to a wide range of quad-play telecom applications and high bandwidth datacom applications with significant cost improvements compared to conventional MicroTCA™ platforms. Cost optimization is thanks to its streamlined design that includes Power Management and Fan Control on the backplane, and pluggable Power Supply Units instead of MicroTCA™ Power Modules. All AdvancedMC™ modules connect to both MCH modules in a dual-star base interface (GbE) on AMC ports 0 and 1. Fabric ports 4-7 of all AdvancedMC™ modules connect to MCH 1, while the AdvancedMC modules’ extended fabric ports 8-11 connect to MCH 2, enabling the Kontron OM6120 to support a wide range of configurations.

The possibility to use single and double-width form factor AdvancedMC™ modules provides extraordinary flexibility for a wide-range of applications that demand high processing power, high throughput and low latency. In combination with the layout of two rows of AdvancedMC™ bays, the fabric options facilitate the implementation of dual-channel processor architectures with arbitration or checkpoints between the channels. By accommodating a high number of multi-core AdvancedMC™ modules and allowing a tight coupling of processors over high-speed communication links (over the backplane), the Kontron OM6120 is also well suited for image processing applications in single-channel or dual-channel architectures.

In a separate release:

ECHING, Germany and BARCELONA, Spain -- Kontron gave telecom and network equipment providers during day one of Mobile World Congress a first look of what the future holds in AdvancedTCA® processor blades. That future lies in the Kontron AT8050 node blade designed using the next-generation Intel® Xeon® processor. The Kontron AT8050 can be seen under an NDA at the Kontron Booth, 2.1, B14.

“The reaction from the TEMs and NEPs we met was immediate and extremely positive,” recounts Benoit Robert, executive director, product management at Kontron. “The introduction of such a processor blade during our current economic condition only substantiates the need for NEPs to seek out the best and most cost-effective alternatives to in-house system designs. Commercial-Off-The-Shelf vendors such as Kontron offer the best of both worlds, namely pre-integrated carrier grade open platforms that significantly help to: one, save on design costs and; two, deliver new network products to market sooner using leading-edge standardized telecom hardware and Intel® architecture processors.”

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