Electronic Design

Intel-Based ATCA CPU Blade Offers Performance, Flexibility

ADLINK Technology has announced the availability of the aTCA-6900, a next-generation AdvancedTCA (ATCA) blade featuring the latest Intel 5100 chipset, two quad-core LV-Xeon processors, and two AMC bays for enhanced performance, integration, and flexibility. The use of Intel 64-bit extended memory technology provides telecom equipment manufacturers with a powerful, cost-effective solution that offers increased memory capabilities, storage and connectivity options.

The aTCA-6900 series supports up to eight CPU cores, outperforming existing market solutions, which only offer up to four CPU cores. The series also supports a flexible fabric interface that includes dual 10GbE fabric interfaces, dual PCI-Express fabric interfaces, dual fibre-channel fabric interfaces, two mid-size AMC bays for I/O and/or storage expansion, and an on-board 24-port Gigabit Ethernet switch for flexible traffic routing. These features ensure both increased density and performance, while providing flexible I/O and storage options.

The aTCA-6900 incorporates the Intel 5100/ICH9R chipset, with dual 64-bit dual-core 2.33-GHz LV-Xeon processors with 1.33-GHz FSB and up to 32 Gbytes of DDR2-667 REG/ECC. The design also supports next-generation 45-nm processors. A flexible riser card accommodates a variety of Fabric Interfaces including PICMG 3.1 option 1/2/4/7/9 or PICMG 3.4.

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