Controller Hub Expands MicroTCA Capabilities
Providing system management and Ethernet switching for up to 12 AdvancedMC modules, The Kontron AM4901 Management Controller Hub (MCH) enables MicroTCA applications outside of telecommunications segment. With an unmanaged BCM5396 Ethernet switch, the MCH is a single PCB solution with one MCH tongue. It provides one GbE uplink on the front. On the edge connector, there are 12x GbE for AMCs, plus 1x GbE for MCH interlink. In addition to the standard LED indicators, there are status LEDs for 12 modules on the front, as well as RJ45 connectors for one FE management interface, and one serial interface to access the management controller (MCMC).