ADLINK Technology today announced availability of the aTCA-6200, a next-generation Advanced TCA (aTCA) processor blade that demonstrates ADLINK’s leadership in the development of high performance compute blades with flexible expansion capabilities.

The aTCA-6200 features two 1.8GHz eight-core Intel Xeon processors E5-2648L, the Intel C604 chipset, DDR3-1600 memory up to 128GB and a PICMG mid-size AMC bay. On-card connectivity includes dual 10GBASE-KX4 Fabric Interfaces, dual GbE Base Interfaces, dual front panel GbE egress ports, CFast socket and quad SAS channels which provide leading edge network performance and storage capabilities.

The aTCA-6200 is ideal for carrier-grade applications such as media servers in IPTV, IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) broadband networks, and wireless infrastructures, providing telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs) and network equipment providers (NEPs) with a flexible, cost-effective solution for mission critical applications and a reliable, smooth path for scalability and expansion.

Eric Kao, director of ADLINK’s Embedded Computing Product Segment, said: "With its two eight-core Intel Xeon processors E5-2648L, eight sockets for DDR3-1600 VLP RDIMM memory up to 128GB capacity, and one mid-size AMC bay, the aTCA-6200 delivers the computing power of 32 concurrent threads, massive I/O and memory capacity, and flexible connectivity for high-end telecom and media server applications requiring carrier-grade performance."

Steve Price, director of marketing, communications infrastructure division, Intel, said: "ADLINK’s aTCA-6200 is equipped with the latest Intel Xeon processor E5-2648L featuring an integrated memory controller and two Intel QuickPath Interconnect (Intel QPI) point-to-point link interfaces. Intel QPI provides higher bandwidth with low latency connectivity from processor to processor at up to 8 GT/s. With Intel Hyper-Threading Technology and Intel Turbo Boost Technology, the Intel Xeon processors E5-2648L increase the performance of both multi-threaded as well as single-threaded workloads and energy efficiency."

ADLINK’s new aTCA-6200 provides high-speed data-transfer on the PICMG 3.1 Fabric Interface enabled by an Intel 82599EB 10GbE Ethernet controller and Base Interface connectivity provided by Intel 82576EB Gigabit Ethernet controllers. Versatile storage support includes four channels of SAS RAID 0/1, onboard bootable CFast socket, onboard 2.5in SATA drive space, and modular Fabric riser card for additional PICMG Fabric Interface protocols.

The mid-size AMC bay supports AMC.1 PCI Express and Advanced Switching, AMC.2Gb Ethernet and AMC.3 SATA/SAS storage expansion. I/O features of the aTCA-6200 include Base Interface channels, Fabric Interface channels and front / rear egress ports. Front panel I/O includes two RJ-45 GbE ports, three USB 2.0 ports, an RJ-45 to DB-9 standard serial port and a DB-15 connector for analog graphics output.