Kontron introduce its most powerful single AdvancedMC processor module, designed with the 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processor. With up to 4 x 2.1 GHz, the new AdvancedMC processor module AM4022 offers more than twice the processing performance and up to four times the 3D graphics performance of its predecessor. This makes the Kontron AM4022 an ideal fit for applications based on MicroTCA and AdvancedTCA integrated platforms that require high-end computing performance.
The AM4022 comes with latest dual-core and quad-core CPU performance that is scalable up to the 2.1 GHz Intel Core i7-3612QE processor. Additional versions with further standard voltage, low voltage and ultra-low voltage processors will be available, providing developers and OEMs the highest flexibility when designing leading edge systems with high performance and low heat dissipation. Compared to its predecessors, the integrated Intel HD4000 graphics of the Kontron AM4022 provides an immense performance boost supported by DirectX 11, OpenGL 3.1, OpenCL 1.1 and Intel QuickSync Video for high performance video transcoding. The new AMC features up to 8 GB of soldered DDR3 1600 MHz ECC-protected memory for increased data integrity and system stability. Additionally, up to 64 GB of SLC NAND Flash can be integrated to host a complete operating system and application code which substantially increases overall system speed and availability.
Moreover, the AMC.0/.1/.2/.3 compliant AM4022 offers eight PCI Express Gen3 lanes to the backplane, configurable as 2 x PCIe x 4 or 1 x PCIe x 8. There are also four GbE ports; two on the front and two 1000BASE-BX (SerDes) on the backplane as well as two 6 Gbit/s SATA ports. The Kontron AM4022 features a DisplayPort output on the front panel making additional graphics modules unnecessary. Alternatively, a COM port for external management access is available. An USB 2.0 port with mini USB jack on the front panel rounds out the feature set. For customization purposes the AM4022 also offers additional interfaces to the extended options region of the AMC ports - one SATA, one COM, one USB 3.0, three USB 2.0 ports (one for debug) and four GPIO signals.
The highly-integrated Kontron AdvancedMC processor board AM4022 will be available in Q3 2012. It supports Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 2008 Server R2, as well as various Linux distributions such as RedHat, Fedora and Wind River Linux PNE 4.X.