AdvancedMC Processor Board features Intel Core i7 processor.

Press Release Summary:

Kontron AM4020 includes memory controller, PCI Express, and graphics processor within 2.0 or 2.53 GHz Intel Mobile Core i7 processor with 4 MB L3 cache. Board has 8 configurable PCI Express lanes to backplane as well as 4 GbE ports, 4 SATA ports, and DisplayPort output and SB 2.0 port with mini USB jack on front panel. Its memory controller enables direct access to up to 8 GB of dual-channel DDR ECC RAM at 1,066 MHz. Unit supports various Windows and Linux platforms.

Original Press Release:

Kontron AM4020 AdvancedMC Processor Board with Intel Core i7 Processor and Integrated Graphics

The most powerful single width AdvancedMC processor board for the most demanding MicroTCA and AdvancedTCA applications

Eching, Germany - Kontron today introduced the market's most powerful single-width AdvancedMC processor module, designed with the new Intel Mobile Core i7 processor: the Kontron AM4020. With up to 2 x 2.53 GHz, the new Kontron AMC module offers the ultimate in computing power and integrated graphics when utilized in MicroTCA and AdvancedTCA integrated platforms.

The single-width Kontron AM4020 AdvancedMC processor board integrates for the first time the memory controller, PCI Express, and the graphics processor within the multi-core processor. Equipped with the highly-integrated Intel QM 57 Platform Controller Hub, it offers high power density and performance on an extremely compact footprint. With its outstanding overall performance it is ideal for MicroTCA and AdvancedTCA telecommunications applications such as IPTV, media servers and media gateways, conference systems, and in test systems for wireline networks. The Kontron AM4020 is also an ideal fit for the medical, automation, aerospace, military, and security markets which require fast data processing. With MicroTCA.1 support for a robust system design and an optional temperature range of -25 to +70 °C, it withstands the toughest mechanical and thermal environmental conditions.

Kontron's latest AdvancedMC CPU board features the new Intel Core i7 processors with 2.0 (25 W TDP) or 2.53 GHz (35 W TDP) and 4 MB L3 cache. The integrated memory controller enables direct access to up to 8 GB of dual channel DDR ECC RAM at 1066 MHz. Compared to the previously available AdvancedMC CPU boards with Intel Core 2 Duo processors, customers will experience up to 100% higher overall performance.

Moreover, the AMC.1/.2/.3-compliant Kontron AM4020 CPU board offers eight PCI Express lanes to the backplane, configurable as 2 x PCIe x 4 or 8 x PCIe x 1. There are also four GbE ports; two on the front and two on the backplane (AMC.2) as well as 4 x SATA. For systems without separate hard drives, up to 32 GB of flash memory can be implemented via a SATA Flash module, which is securely screwed to the PCB. The Kontron AM4020 features a DisplayPort output on the front panel making additional graphics modules unnecessary alternatively a COM port for external management access is available. A USB 2.0 port with mini USB jack on the front panel rounds out the feature set.

The Kontron AM4020 has full hot-swap capabilities for monitoring, controlling and replacing the module. The Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) enhances the board's availability while reducing the overall operating costs and mean-time-to-repair. For board management and basic IPMI commands, it features a dedicated Module Management Controller (MMC).

The highly-integrated Kontron AM4020 AdvancedMC processor board is now available in both mid- and full-size formats. It supports Windows XP, Windows 7, as well as VxWorks 6.8 and various Linux distributions such as RedHat 5.3, SUSE 11.2, Wind River Linux PNE 3.X.

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About Kontron

Kontron designs and manufactures embedded and communications standards-based, rugged COTS and custom solutions for OEMs, systems integrators, and application providers in a variety of markets. Kontron engineering and manufacturing facilities, located throughout Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific, work together with streamlined global sales and support services to help customers reduce their time-to-market and gain a competitive advantage. Kontron's diverse product portfolio includes: boards & mezzanines, Computer-on-Modules, HMIs & displays, systems & platforms, and rugged & custom capabilities. Kontron is a Premier member of the Intel Embedded Alliance and has been a VDC Platinum Vendor for Embedded Computer Boards 5 years running. Kontron is listed on the German TecDAX stock exchange under the symbol "KBC". For more information, please visit:

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