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ADLINK Unveils New ATCA Processor Blade for Telecom Platform Deployments


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July 09, 2012

ADLINK Unveils New ATCA Processor Blade for Telecom Platform Deployments

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

Recently, ADLINK Technology (News - Alert) unveiled its new AdvancedTCA (ATCA) processor blade for carrier-grade applications that have been created from the ground up to ramp up telecom platform deployments.

Dubbed the TCA-6250, the new processor is ideal for media servers in IPTV (News - Alert), IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) broadband networks, network security, network monitoring/analysis and wireless infrastructures.

The NEBS-compliant solution provides telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs) and network equipment providers (NEPs) with a high-bandwidth solution for mission critical applications, in addition to creating a smooth path for scalability and upgradability.

Powered by the Intel (News - Alert) Xeon processor E5-2658 and E2648L-based devices linked by dual Intel Quickpath Interconnect (Intel QPI) point-to-point link interfaces, this robust solution allows for low latency connectivity from processor to processor at up to 8 GT/s.  The memory design of the aTCA-6250 is optimized for maximum memory bandwidth and offers forward compatibility with DDR3-1866 memory.

 "Combined with Intel Xeon processor E5-2658 and E2648L, the aTCA-6250 delivers powerful performance for high-end telecom, network security and media server applications requiring carrier-grade computing power, memory bandwidth/capacity, high throughput connectivity and accelerated packet processing," said Eric Kao, director of ADLINK's Embedded Computing Product Segment, in a statement.

"The ADLINK aTCA-6250 is powered by a 400 W power supply subsystem to ensure uncompromised computing performance. ADLINK's advanced thermal solution guarantees stability and longevity for operation in critical environments at maximum performance," added Kao.

The aTCA-6250 offers future support for accelerated packet processing capability via an optional mezzanine card available in Q4 2012.

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