Madison, Wis. Emerson Network Power's new Embedded Computing business, formerly Artesyn Communication Products, has released a high-speed switched fabric interface for its KAT4000 AdvancedTCA (ATCA) telecom blade. The enhanced interface provides dual 10-Gbits/s Ethernet channels.
The KAT4000 is a configurable, PICMG 3.1 (Option 9) ATCA blade that can accommodate up to four AdvancedMC modules. To maximize system throughput and flexibility, the KAT4000 provides separate control/management and data planes, each with its own independent switching capability and ATCA fabric connection. The control/management plane, available with an optional Freescale 8548 Management Processor complex, uses separate Gigabit Ethernet and PCI Express switches to connect each AdvancedMC site to the ATCA Base Fabric.
The KAT4000 data plane uses Gigabit Ethernet (one channel per site) to connect each AdvancedMC site to an on-board switch, and dual 10-Gbits/s Ethernet channels to link the switch with the ATCA system's 10-Gbits/s high-speed fabric.
The KAT4000 features a PICMG 3.0 Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI version 1.5 with ATCA extensions), which extends to each AdvancedMC site. This interface, incorporating dual I2C-based Intelligent Platform Management Buses (IPMB), enhances system management by making it easy for shelf management controllers to monitor, control and exchange management with the KAT4000 and its AdvancedMC modules. Software support for the KAT4000 includes Carrier Grade Linux.
Emerson Network Power, 1-608-831-5500, or www.artesyncp.com