MicroTCA Platform Includes Four Double-width Full-size AdvancedMC Modules
Mon, 10/04/2010 - 12:48pm
Kontron introduced its MicroTCA platform OM6040D, which is designed for up to four high-end AdvancedMCs 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 platform is suitable for applications with demands on performance and data throughput. The Kontron MicroTCA platform OM6040D is based on a compact chassis (266 mm x 428 mm x 365 mm) which provides four double-width slots for AdvancedMC modules (up to 80 W) and one slot for the MicroTCA Carrier Hub (MCH). It 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.