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Kontron Announces AdvancedMC Intelligent IO Modules, Supports Linux

Can be used for Carrier Grade Linux distributions with built-in 'control' plane functions on one of the 12 cores

Kontron has announced its AdvancedMC packet processor IO modules - the Kontron AM42xx Intelligent IO series that are available now for full production orders.

The Kontron AM42xx AdvancedMC modules have two key advantages - one, performance: Based on the OCTEON Plus CN5650 packet processors with 12 x 64bit MIPS cores, the Kontron AM42xx modules boast up to 14.4 billion MIPS64 instructions per second (14.4 GOPS) and are optimized for layer 4 to layer 7 data and security processing. Two, each module offers cost savings. This is because each OCTEON Plus processor has integrated PCIe and XAUI bridges, thus saving the cost of two external bridge chips on the AdvancedMC module. Each processor additionally enables 10GbE direct to the processor.

Besides the fact that the Cavium-based multi-core architecture is ideal for packet processing applications, the Kontron AM42xx AdvancedMC modules can be used for Carrier Grade Linux distributions with built-in 'control' plane functions on one of the 12 cores, with data plane functions handled by the remaining cores.

As the Kontron AM42xx modules gain more traction and demand with AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA platform designs, more developers are recognizing the use and reuse of this AdvancedMC with its versatile I/O capability and support for Linux with dual 10GbE support.

Kontron offers two Kontron AM42xx models: the Kontron AM4220 with 2x 10GbE to the front and PCIe to the fabric side; and the Kontron AM4204 with 4x 1GbE ports to the front and software configurable interfaces to the fabric side (PCIe, 4x 1GbE or XAUI).

Applicable applications for the Kontron AM42xx Intelligent IO series

- Media gateway solutions

- Lawful intercept

- Security and encryption requirements for network access and in the core

- Network Address Translation

- Session Border Controller

- Packet switches and routers

- x-CSCF in the IMS architecture

- Wireless Access Gateways (WiMax, LTE, Femto Cells)

- Content delivery, management and transcoding solutions media servers

- Content servers in IPTV, such as mobile TV applications and billing servers

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