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Tiny AMC Module Packs Quad-Core Processor

Tiny AMC Module Packs Quad-Core Processor

Kontron's AM5030 is delivering Intel’s 45-nm, quad-core LC5518 Xeon processor with Intel’s 3420 platform controller hub (PCH) and Direct Media Interface (DMI) in a compact AMC form factor. Designed for MicroTCA platforms, the board can hold up to 24 Gbytes of ECC, 1066-MHz, DDR3 memory accessible by the Xeon’s triple-channel memory controller. It also has a pair of 10-Gbit XAUI Ethernet ports, two Gigabit Ethernet ports on the front panel, and two for the backplane. Other interfaces include two USB 2.0 ports, one VGA port and one COM port, and PCI Express x4 AMC.1 and four SATA ports, with two for the AMC.3 support and on the extended AMC connector. The SATA interface has built-in RAID support.


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