Concurrent Technologies has introduced a processor module that employs the AMC (advanced mezzanine card) form-factor and runs Windows XP Embedded. The AM 110/10x supports Core 2 Duo processors and uses Intel’s “server-class” 3100 chipset, according to the company.
The AM 110/10x supports the PICMG’s Advanced TCA architecture, intended to allow telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs) to use off-the-shelf hardware and software based on embedded PC architectures to build interoperable devices. (The PICMG 3.0 specification, to which the AM 110/10x is said to confirm, is available in PDF format, here). The AM 110/10x offers full hot-swap and Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) capabilities, according to Concurrent.
Intel’s 3100 chipset, used here, combines memory and I/O controller functions into a single component, specifically optimized for embedded, communications, and storage applications. By replacing a separate memory controller hub and I/O controller hub, it significantly conserves board real estate and power consumption, and offers 3.2Gb/sec peak memory bandwidth, according to Intel.
Windows XP, XP Embedded, AMC, Advanced Mezzanine Card, Telecom, Processor