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New Network Processsor Advanced Mezzanine Card Freescale QorIQ P4080 AMC Launches
By Erin Monda, TMCnet Contributor
A new network processor has hit the market, compliments of Advantech.
It features 8 KHz and 19.44 MHz telecom clock sync support, intelligent power consumption (typical 32W), AMC.0, AMC.1, AMC.2 and AMC.4 compliant and configurable SERDES channel (SRIO/XAUI/PCIe) support, one 10 GbE SFP+ for external access, DDR3 up to 1600 MHz 8 GB with ECC support and Freescale P4080 8 core e500-mc PowerPC, up to 1.5 Ghz.
The Advanced Mezzanine Card Freescale QorIQ P4080 AMC’s various features make it extremely versatile and allow it to appeal to a wider range of MicroTCA (News - Alert) or ATCA Carrier topologies beyond just telecom applications. 16 MBit SPI Flash and 2 GB NAND Flash allow for onboard options for software and storage.
The AMC also enables 8 KHz and 19.44 MHz telecom clock synchronization support.
The unique SERDES design supports up to four different AMC port configurations for a mix of SRIO, PCIe, XAUI and SGMII channels and AMC-4201 provides 4 and 8 GB build options for onboard DDR3 memory at 1333 MHz with ECC support. One front-panel 10GbE SFP+ connector provides network access in addition to a front panel console and debug port.
All in all, the Advanced Mezzanine Card Freescale QorIQ P4080 AMC combines powerful multi-core power architecture performance with network processing capabilities, and builds on the communications ubiquity of Freescale’s QorIQ product family.
Erin Monda recently graduated from W.C.S.U. with a degree in professional writing. She primarily writes about network technologies, including cloud computing, virtualization and network optimization, however she also has a focus on E911 technologies and legislation.
Edited by Erin Monda