2nd Generation Intel® Core™ microarchitecture on AdvancedMC™ form factor

March 2011 – Concurrent Technologies announces the AM 31x/x0x, one of the first AdvancedMC (AMC) high performance processor boards to benefit from the recently introduced 2nd generation Intel® Core processors. Customers of the AM 31x/x0x could experience greater than 150% CPU performance and potentially 250% increase in graphical performance over previous Intel® Core processor based AMC products.

The AM 31x/x0x AMC processor board is ideal for MicroTCA and AdvancedTCA® based telecommunications applications such as IPTV, digital media servers, media gateways, broadband – Long Term Evolution (LTE) or LTE-Advanced, wireless base stations, and in test systems for wireline and wireless networks. The AM 31x/x0x is also suitable for medical, automation, and security applications where fast data processing is a key requirement.

The highly-integrated AM 31x/x0x AMC single board computer features the 2nd Generation Intel® Core microarchitecture, with the choice of the Intel Core i7-2715QE processor, Intel Core-i7 2655LE processor, Intel Core i7-2610UE processor or the Intel Core i5-2515E processor. The AM 31x/x0x also incorporates the Intel Series 6 Express chipset, and up to 8 Gbytes of DDR3-1333 ECC SDRAM, all within a single-width AMC form factor.

The AMC.0/.1/.2/.3-compliant SBC offers eight PCI Express lanes (AMC.1 Type 8), configurable as 2 x (x4) or 8 x (x1) ports, and supporting Gen 1 or Gen 2 data rates. There are two 1000Base-BX channels (AMC.2 Type E2) as well as 4 x SATA (AMC.3 Type S2) interfaces. Bootable Flash memory can be supported via an optional on board SATA Flash module. The front panel features a Gigabit Ethernet port, a DisplayPort interface, additional RS 232 port, and USB 2.0 port.

The AM 31x/x0x features a dedicated microcontroller providing the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) for PICMG® system management features. This Module Management Controller (MMC) provides an administrator with the ability to monitor, manage, diagnose, and recover systems. The AM 31x/x0x also supports full hot-swap capabilities for monitoring and controlling of the board.

Glen Fawcett, CEO for Concurrent Technologies, commented, “The AM 31x/x0x is our third processor board featuring the 2nd Generation Intel® Coremicroarchitecture, and continues to demonstrate our commitment to customers requiring cutting edge x86 compatible solutions .”

The AM 31x/x0x is available in single width, mid and full height formats and also available in two temperature grades; 0°C to +55°C (N-Series), and -25°C to +70°C (E-Series). Operating systems currently supported are Windows® 7, Windows® XP, Windows® Embedded Standard 7, Linux® and VxWorks®.

AM 31x/x0x SBC supported processor details:

Processor Cores / Threads Frequency Cache TDP
Intel® Core i7-2715QE

4 / 8

2.1 GHz

6MB

45W

Intel® Core i5-2655LE 2 / 4

2.5 GHz

3MB

35W

Intel® Core i7-2610UE 2 / 4

2.2 GHz

4MB

25W
Intel® Core i7-2515E 2 / 4

1.5 GHz

4MB

17W
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