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MicroTCA platform speeds time-to-market

Posted: 20 Mar 2009     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:IP-based communication  MicroTCA system  AMC modules  communications protocols 

Performance Technologies has introduced the newest member of its IPnexus MicroTCA systems, the AMP5071. Designed for system engineers developing IP-based communication products, the AMP5071 offers a virtually endless range of flexible options to meet design criteria for telecom, networking, as well as aerospace and defence communication systems.

Fully integrated and operational right out of the box, the new platform enables embedded engineers to begin their new product development faster, without all the time spent integrating disparate technologies from multiple vendors into a working prototype.

The fully integrated system suits a wide variety of applications including WiMAX gateways, LTE infrastructure equipment, radar gateways, weather alert systems, enterprise VoIP/SIP servers, transportation network equipment, and scientific compute and monitoring systems.

The new AMP5071 comes integrated with a choice of processing Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC). Developers can select an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, or a Freescale MPC8641D dual-core 1 GHz PowerPC processor. Additional AMC modules for I/O, storage, and compute functions can be easily configured and integrated into the system in order to meet a wide range of IP-based communications design criteria.

In addition, the high availability MicroTCA system comes loaded with the company's NexusWare Carrier Grade Linux OS and development environment, and remote systems management software, NexusWare Portal.

Other features of the IPnexus AMP5071 platform include:

* Four-nines of availability is achieved with high-reliability features including redundant hot-swappable power supplies and fan trays, a sturdy steel enclosure, and high quality embedded components designed on the motherboard.

* High-performance connectivity with dual 1 Gb Ethernet links and x4 PCI Express lanes to each AMC slot and Quad 1 Gb Ethernet uplinks (rear panel access)

* Extensive list of optional communications protocols for immediate integration

OEM quantity pricing for the AMP5071 Application-Ready System, configured with a processor AMC, storage, and NexusWare starts at Rs.2.28 lakh ($4,595).

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