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Kontron modules tout Freescale QorIQ chips for networking, control apps

Posted: 03 Mar 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:AM4120 AdvancedMC? MicroTCA? AdvancedTCA?

Kontron AG introduces the AM4120 AdvancedMC processor module based on Freescale Semiconductor's QorIQ P2020 communication processor. The Power architecture-based communication processor platforms are designed for packet processing, networking and control applications.

Scheduled for release in Q2 2011, the company says that the module and other upcoming QorIQ-based Kontron AdvancedMCs will enable OEMs and system integrators to take advantage of the integrated and scalable QorIQ processors on MicroTCA and AdvancedTCA platforms. These platforms claim to 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.

With the Freescale QorIQ P2020, the AdvancedMC processor modules targets applications requiring dual-core performance and low power consumption. Also, the QorIQ processor family, which offers up to eight cores extends the multicore segment of the AMC portfolio, providing flexibility to meet system application needs and configurations.

The modules offer virtualization capabilities, as well as the ability to independently boot and reset each core. These provide the user with 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.

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.

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