Looking to find a niche as the control plane processor for optical and wireless infrastructure designs, Artesyn Communication Products has introduced a half-height version of its KosaiPM Advanced Mezzanine Card.
Designed for use in small-form-factor MicroTCA systems and low-profile custom carrier blades equipped with AdvancedMC sites, the KosaiPM is a hot-swappable, Pentium-based, half-height AdvancedMC card designed which can also be used for augmenting packet processing and routing performance in voice gateways, and for enhancing protocol processing performance in SS7 and SIGTRAN signaling control points and gateways.
The KosaiPM features a Pentium M processor operating at speeds of up
to 1.8 GHz, two Mbytes of Level 2 cache, up to two Gbytes of DDR
SDRAM with ECC, a USB 2.0 interface, and a front panel RS-232 console
The KosaiPM's high-speed AdvancedMC interface combines dual Gigabit Ethernet channels and a 1 x 8 or 2 x 4 PCI Express interface. The KosaiPM also features an I2C-based Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI), which enables the module to be monitored and controlled by remote shelf management controllers.
Mass storage support includes an on-board storage interface, which gives
the KosaiPM access to Serial-ATA (SATA) hard drives residing on either the carrier card or in other AdvancedMC bays. Software support for KosaiPM includes Carrier Grade Linux. The half-height, RoHS-compliant KosaiPM will be available in Q1 2006.
Artesyn Communication Products