Kontron has introduced the compact Kontron MicroTCA platform OM6040D, which is specifically designed for up to four high-end AdvancedMCs and features a 10Gb/s ethernet switched backplane enabling high data flow-rates. In the maximum configuration with 4x Kontron AM5030 processor modules, the 5U platform hosts up to 16 Intel Xeon processor cores and 96GB of RAM. Thus, the compact and modular 42HP / 5U MicroTCA platform is highly suitable for applications with demands on performance and data throughput.
Applications in these spaces will benefit from the densely-packed, parallel processing power of up to four high-performance double-width AMC modules, like the Kontron AM5030 and the high-speed fabric of 10GbE on the backplane. Target applications can be found in embedded markets with a high demand for processing capacity, high communication bandwidth and high availability such as communications (data conversion and encryption), energy (smart grid infrastructure), industrial automation (high-speed video processing for quality control), medical (diagnostic applications with sophisticated image-enhancement techniques) as well as military and aerospace (radar towers).
The Kontron MicroTCA platform OM6040D is based on a compact chassis (266mm x 428mm x 365mm), which provides four double-width slots for AdvancedMC modules (up to 80W) and one slot for the MicroTCA carrier hub (MCH). The Kontron OM6040D comes in a cost-optimised design with two pluggable AC / DC power supply units, integrated power management and fan control on the backplane. The fans are housed in a removable fan tray, which is easily accessible from the front for maintenance purposes.
Equipped with Kontron AdvancedMC modules, OEM customers are able to obtain pre-validated application-ready platforms from Kontron at any time and from a single source, which drastically reduces time-to-market. Dedicated modules for the platforms are the Kontron MicroTCA Carrier Hub AM4910, which supports 10GbE ethernet switching and modules such as the Kontron AdvancedMC processor module AM5030 (Intel Xeon processor LC5518) or the Kontron AdvancedMC processor module AM5010 (Intel Core 2 Duo). The AMC slots can also accommodate the Kontron AdvancedMC storage module AM5500 (one with every AMC processor) with up to 1TB of storage capacity via either two 2.5in SATA HDDs or extremely robust SDDs. Further customer-specific AdvancedMC implementations using the 10GbE, 1GbE, PCIe x4 and SATA supporting backplane can be realised by Kontron on request.