MicroTCA System supports up to 4 AdvancedMC(TM) modules.

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Based on 266 x 428 x 365 mm chassis, 5U Model OM6040D provides 4 double-width slots for AdvancedMC(TM) modules and 1 slot for MicroTCA(TM) Carrier Hub. Unit hosts up to 16 Intel® Xeon® processor cores, 10 Gbit/s Ethernet switched backplane, and 96 GB of RAM. Equipped with 2 pluggable AC/DC power supply units, integrated power management, and fan control on backplane, Model OM6040D is suited for data conversion, high-speed video processing, and smart grid infrastructure.

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Kontron OM6040D: Compact MicroTCA(TM) Platform Now with up to Four Double-Width Full-Size AdvancedMC(TM) Modules

5U platform with up to 16 cores and 10 Gbit/s switching for maximum performance and data throughput

Eching, Germany, - Today Kontron introduced the compact Kontron MicroTCA(TM) platform OM6040D, which is specifically designed for up to four high-end AdvancedMCs(TM) and features a 10 Gbit/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 96 GB of RAM. Thus, the compact and modular 42HP / 5U MicroTCA(TM) 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(TM) platform OM6040D is based on a compact chassis (266 x 428 x 365 mm) which provides four double-width slots for AdvancedMC(TM) modules (up to 80 watts) and one slot for the MicroTCA(TM) Carrier Hub (MCH). The Kontron OM6040D comes in a cost-optimized 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(TM) 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(TM) Carrier Hub AM4910, which supports 10 GbE Ethernet switching and modules such as the Kontron AdvancedMC(TM) processor module AM5030 (Intel® Xeon® processor LC5518) or the Kontron AdvancedMC(TM) processor module AM5010 (Intel® Core(TM) 2 Duo). The AMC slots can also accommodate the Kontron AdvancedMC(TM) storage module AM5500 (one with every AMC processor) with up to 1 terabyte of storage capacity via either two 2.5" SATA HDDs or extremely robust SDDs. Further customer-specific AdvancedMC(TM) implementations using the 10 GbE, 1 GbE, PCIe x4 and SATA supporting backplane can be realized by Kontron on request.

The new Kontron MicroTCA(TM) platform OM6040D is available now. For more information on the Kontron OM6040D, please visit:

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Kontron, the global leader of embedded computing technology, 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: www.kontron.com

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