The Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) is a critical component for high-availability systems like Advanced-TCA (ATCA). Pigeon Point makes the creation of an IPMI module easier with its 16-bit Renesas H8S/2168-based board management reference design. The starter kit lets developers test a system prior to placing it on an ATCA board. The 33-MHz MCU has 256 kbytes of flash, 40 kbytes of SRAM, six I2C ports, and an eight-channel analog-to-digital converter. The IPM Sentry Board Management Starter Kit is priced at $15,000.