Kontron Announces Support for Freescale QorIQ family of Communication Processors on AdvancedMCs


Kontron extends its portfolio of low power and high performance AdvancedMCs with dual-core, quad-core and eight-core Freescale Power Architecture processors

Eching, Germany, - Kontron today announced support for Freescale Semiconductor's advanced QorIQ family of communication processors, which deliver best-in-class energy efficiency and a broad range of performance and integration capabilities on AdvancedMC processor modules. With these two Power Architecture based communication processor platforms, designed for networking and control applications with general processing needs, Kontron extends its portfolio of single-width midsize AdvancedMCs both for low-power and high-performance packet processing applications.

The QorIQ P2020 based Kontron AdvancedMC processor module AM4120 is scheduled for release in Q2 2011. In addition, upcoming QorIQ based Kontron AdvancedMCs will enable OEMs and system integrators to take advantage of the highly integrated and scalable QorIQ processors on MicroTCA and AdvancedTCA platforms. These platforms deliver advanced packet processing capabilities combined with highly flexible processing and I/O functionalities in a commercial-off-the-shelf configuration. Customers benefit from reduced development efforts, optimized time-to-market and scalability for network-centric applications based on modular and standard-based AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA platforms.

"The Freescale QorIQ P2020 extends our low power portfolio of AdvancedMC processor modules for applications that require dual-core performance and low power consumption," said Dirk Finstel, CTO at Kontron. "Additionally, the QorIQ processor family will extend the high-performance multi-core segment of our AMC portfolio. With up to eight cores, the QorIQ processors are extremely flexible and can be configured to meet many system application needs. Comprehensive virtualization capabilities, as well as the ability to independently boot and reset each core, provides the user with significant flexibility in partitioning between control, datapath and application processing. It also simplifies consolidation of functions previously spread across multiple discrete processors onto a single device."

"Built on our high-performance QorIQ processors, the new Kontron AdvancedMC modules deliver outstanding performance, power, reliability, security and quality of service," said Lisa Su, senior vice president and general manager for Freescale Semiconductor's Networking and Multimedia Group. "Developers creating solutions with QorIQ technology also benefit from a vibrant support ecosystem, including optimized tools, operating systems and network protocol stacks to help address the unique development challenges of multi-core architectures and speed time to market."

Samples of the Kontron AdvancedMC processor module AM4120 will be available in Q2 2011. Full production is scheduled for Q3 2011. Additional Freescale-based AdvancedMCs will be available in Q4 2011.

For more information on Kontron's AdvancedMC modules, please visit:
http://www.kontron.com/technologies/advancedmcs/

For more information on Kontron's AdvancedTCA platforms, please visit: www.kontron.com/technologies/advancedtca/

For more information on Kontron's MicroTCA platforms, please visit: www.kontron.com/technologies/microtca/

About Kontron

Kontron is a global leader in embedded computing technology. With more than 30% of its employees in Research and Development, Kontron creates many of the standards that drive the world's embedded computing platforms. Kontron's product longevity, local engineering and support, and value-added services, helps create a sustainable and viable embedded solution for OEMs and system integrators. Kontron works closely with its customers on their embedded application-ready platforms and custom solutions, enabling them to focus on their core competencies. The result is an accelerated time-to-market, reduced total-cost-of-ownership and an improved overall application with leading-edge, highly-reliable embedded technology.

Kontron is listed on the German TecDAX stock exchange under the symbol "KBC". For more information, please visit: www.kontron.com/

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