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AdvancedTCA Blades & Integrated Systems

Advantech Integrated ATCA Systems, with the latest 40GbE backplanes, network switches, ATCA blade, and rear transition modules, optimize the network application platforms to achieve possible density at the rack level, with a maximum number of payload blades, network ports, and switching capacity.

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  • ATCA Blades

    Advantech’s Intel x86 ATCA blades offer fast PCI Express gen 3 lanes, ATCA Ethernet switches, and the best in class virtualization support. The ATCA blades, with both fabric/ base interface, can be matched with our ATCA processing system to deliver an ideal solution for next generation appliances.

    • MIC-5345MIL

      The MIC-5345MIL is a 40G dual socket ATCA blade based on the Intel® Xeon® E5-2648L v4, ruggedized by Advantech using select components and accompanied by design enhancement for its use in harsh environments. The blade’s field proven commercial design coupled with its rugged features make it ideal for use in ruggedized chassis for Command, Control, Communication, Computing, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) solutions where reliable operation in extremes of operating temperature, shock, vibration and corrosive atmospheres is vital. The MIC-5345MIL is available fully configured using CPUs with up to 24-cores with long life cycle support, and 8 DDR4 VLP DIMM slots per socket fully tested using commercial and wide temperature range industrial grade ECC memory for up to 512MB per blade. AVX 2.0 extensions in the processor provide a set of instructions for executing Single Instruction Multiple Data (SIMD) operations to enhance real-time signal and image processing capabilities. AVX accelerates overall compute performance in CPU intensive applications that involve image, audio & video processing and analysis required in a variety of rugged, ground mobile applications. Extended temperature support allows the MIC-5345MIL to boot up at -30°C for use in low temperature environments while the mechanical design has been improved for the fixation of ruggedized convection cooled heatsinks. Optional conformal coating can also be applied to act as protection against moisture, dust, and chemicals that could result in damage or failure if non-protected. The blade supports a Fabric Mezzanine Module type II socket with PCIe x8 connectivity providing extension possibilities for additional front port I/O, offload and acceleration controllers such as the Intel® Communications Chipset 89xx Series, other IPSec offload engines or customer specific logic. The specification table below provides full details on the blade’s rich front panel and rear I/O features. The onboard IPMI firmware based on Advantech’s IPMI core offers greater modularity and flexibility for the customization of system management features, and provides the framework for added value features enhancing Reliability, Availability, Serviceability, Usability and Manageability (RASUM) of the product. The MIC-5345MIL can be easily customized based on Advantech’s unique Customized COTS framework with custom FMMs, modifications of the onboard system FPGA, IPMI and/or BIOS firmware. MIC-5345MIL features two 10/40GbE fabric ports based on XL710-BM2 Ethernet controller with fast PCI Express gen. 3 technology running at up to 8Gbps per lane and best-in-class virtualization support. Two QPI interfaces between the CPUs improve memory and I/O access throughput and latencies.
    • MIC-5345

      Advantech’s MIC-5345 is a 40G dual processor ATCA blade based on the Intel® server platform formerly codenamed "Grantley". MIC-5345 is offered in two main configurations: As a dual processor blade supporting 16 DDR4 VLP DIMM slots it offers best in class memory support at lowest cost making it an ideal choice for typical server workloads and virtualized application scenarios such as NFV. Up to 512GB memory capacity allow users to harness the full capabilities of Intel®’s E5-2600v3 series processors with up to 24 cores and 48 threads for virtualization by providing an high amount of physical memory per virtual machine. In a single processor configuration, the MIC-5345 offers a very attractive price point for applications which require lower processing power such as control plane and orchestration. With support for 8 DIMM sockets, two 2.5" SSDs and the processing performance offered by a 12 core Intel® E5-2600v3 processor, the MIC-5345 comes with an optimized feature set and outperforms 1st and 2nd generation dual socket ATCA blades resulting in a major cost reduction. Both blade configurations feature two 10/40GbE fabric ports based on XL710-BM2 Ethernet controller with fast PCI Express gen. 3 technology running at up to 8Gbps per lane and best-in-class virtualization support. Two QPI interfaces between the CPUs improve memory and I/O access throughput and latencies when one processor needs to access resources hosted by the other socket. With eight DDR4 DIMMs per socket in a quad channel design running at up to 2133MT/s (1866MT/s with two DIMMs per channel populated) and RAM density up to 512GB, the MIC-5345 offers the latest memory technology with higher performance and lower power compared to DDR3 technology. It outperforms previous generation dual socket designs while keeping similar thermal characteristics. The dual socket SKU of MIC-5345 supports a a Fabric Mezzanine Module type II socket with PCIe x8 connectivity providing extension possibilities for additional front port I/O, offload and acceleration controllers such as the Intel® Communications Chipset 89xx Series, IPSec offload engines or customer specific logic. The single socket MIC-5345 SKU features two additional MO-297 sockets instead of an FMM site. The onboard IPMI firmware based on Advantech’s IPMI core offers greater modularity and flexibility for the customization of system management features, and provides the framework for added value features enhancing Reliability, Availability, Serviceability, Usability and Manageabil ity (RASUM) of the product. HPM.1 based updates are available for all programmable components (BIOS, BIOS Settings, IPMC firmware, FPGA) including rollback support . Advantech’s IPMI solution, combined with an optimized UEFI BIOS, continues to offer advanced features used on previous generation MIC-533x blades, such as HPM.2 support, Dynamic Power Budgeting, BIOS redundancy, Real Time Clock Synchronization and MAC Mirroring. Advantech IPMI firmware has been tested for CP-TA compliance using the Polaris Networks ATCA Test Suite and against a variety of AdvancedTCA shelf management solutions. The MIC-5345 can be easily customized based on Advantech’s unique Customized COTS framework with custom FMMs, modifications of the on -board system FPGA, IPMI and/ or BIOS firmware.
    • MIC-5342

      Advantech’s MIC-5342 is a dual processor ATCA blade based on the Intel® platform formerly codenamed "River Forest". It enables the highest performance available in the ATCA form factor with up to 28 cores and 56 threads of processing power, fast PCI Express gen. 3 lanes running at up to 8Gbps, and best in class virtualization support. Two QPI interfaces between the CPUs improve memory and I/O access throughput and latencies when one processor needs to access resources hosted by the other socket. With four DDR4 DIMMs per socket in a quad channel design running up to 2400MT/s, the MIC-5342 not only offers superior memory bandwidth over 3-channel designs, but can also support RAM density up to 256GB. It outperforms previous generation dual socket designs while keeping similar thermal characteristics with balanced airflow resistance. Fabric connectivity is implemented by two Intel® Ethernet controllers XL710-BM2 devices onboard, connecting to four backplane fabric channels. This allows the MIC-5342 to scale from legacy 10GbE to high speed 40GbE network interfaces as well as enable optional dual-dual star support for the most demanding applications utilizing 4 hub blades per system. A Fabric Mezzanine Module type II socket with PCIe x16 connectivity provides on-board expansion capability for additional front panel I/O, offload and acceleration controllers such as the Intel® Communications Chipset 8900 Series, IPSec offload engines, or customer specific logic. The onboard IPMI firmware based on Advantech’s advanced IPMI core enhances modularity and flexibility for customization of system management features, and provides a framework for value-added features that enhance the Reliability, Availability, Serviceability, Usability and Manageability (RASUM) of the product. HPM.1 based updates, including rollback support, are available for all programmable components such as the BIOS, BIOS settings, IPMC firmware, and FPGA. Advantech’s IPMI solution, combined with an optimized UEFI BIOS, continues to offer advanced features used on previous generation Advantech MIC-533x blades, such as HPM.2 support, Dynamic Power Budgeting, BIOS redundancy, Real Time Clock Synchronization and MAC mirroring. Advantech’s IPMI firmware has been tested for CP-TA compliance using the Polaris Networks ATCA Test Suite and against a variety of AdvancedTCA shelf management solutions. The MIC-5342 connects 8 PCIe gen.3 lanes to the Zone 3 interface for hot-swappable RTMs such as the RTM-5107, which supports two SAS HDDs. Please contact Advantech for more information about available RTMs. The MIC-5342 can also be easily customized based on Advantech’s unique Customized COTS framework with custom RTMs, FMMs, or modifications of the on-board system FPGA, IPMI and/or BIOS firmware. The optimization of features and unmatched flexibility based on Advantech’s leading FMM technology make the MIC-5342 equally well suited for both control plane and application workloads in telecom networks.
    • ATCA-7310

      Based on the Cavium CN6880 OCTEON II processor the high-end ATCA blade features dual processors 32 MIPS64 cores for a total of 64x 64-bit cores per blade. The ATCA Packet Processing Engine is targeted at high-end control, service and dataplane applications in 4G/LTE networks video and data applications typical of cloud computing and security applications using Deep Packet Inspection (DPI). The ATCA-7310 supports up to 64GB of DDR3-1066 memory with a Broadcom BCM56841 40GbE switch. Four 10G/40G Fabric interfaces (40GBaseKR4, 10GBaseKX4) are supported with 12 lanes of 10GbE to the RTM for uplinks. The blade also provides support for dynamic clock and cores management, console server, remote upgrade and LMP boot image supporting HPM.1.
    • ATCA-9112

      The ATCA-9112 40GbE switch blade provides 10/40GbE switching for 16 slots and 8 front panel uplinks with a 640Gbps non-blocking fabric switch from Broadcom. An RTM provides up to 100Gbps of connectivity. Designed for network security, LTE and DPI-centric applications, the ATCA-9112 offers the highest aggregate switching bandwidth within an ATCA chassis enabling support for 16-slot systems. A Broadcom BCM56846 ensures seamless integration through open standard hardware supporting 40GbE or 10GbE ATCA node blades. A Broadcom BCM56321 provides ATCA base interface con�nectivity. The switch offers a flexible approach to switch blade functionality via a mid-size AMC site to host appli�cation processing, acceleration or offload functions. Advantech’s Freescale QorIQ™ P5020-based AMC-4202 or x86-based MIC-5603 PrAMC can be used to consoli�date processing requirements.
    • MIC-5332

      Advantech’s MIC-5332 is a dual processor ATCA blade based on the Intel® next generation platform. It enables the highest performance available in ATCA form factor with up to 20 cores and 40 threads of processing power, fast PCI Express gen. 3 lanes running at up to 8Gbps, and best in class virtualization support. Two QPI interfaces between the CPUs improve memory and I/O access throughput and latencies when one processor needs to access resources hosted by the other socket. With four DDR3 DIMMs per socket in a quad channel design running up to 1866MT/s, the MIC-5332 not only offers superior memory bandwidth over 3-channel designs, but can also support memory densities up 256GB using latest LR DIMM technology. It outperforms previous generation dual socket designs while keeping similar thermal characteristics with balanced airflow resistance. Using Intel®’s latest PCH with its integrated 4-port SAS controller, the need for an external storage controller is eliminated making the MIC-5332 an ideal choice for cost sensitive control plane applications. While supporting two XAUI interfaces in the base model, support for dual dual star fabric implementations can be added by installing the FMM-5001B Fabric Mezzanine Module (FMM). Beyond that, the Fabric Mezzanine Module type II socket with PCIe x16 connectivity provides extension possibilities for additional front port I/O, offload and acceleration controllers such as Intel® QuickAssist™ accelerators, IPSec offload engines or customer specific logic. FMMs do not only have higher PCI Express bandwidth than AMCs, but also do integrate well in terms of thermal design and board real estate when compared to Advanced Mezzanine Cards. Moreover, FMMs can be reused on RTMs and across different blade designs. This unmatched flexibility combined with the highest performance Intel® Xeon®s available make the MIC-5332 equally well suited for application and data plane workloads. The onboard IPMI firmware was developed entirely by Advantech to offer greater modularity and flexibility for the customization of system management features especially when it comes to tailoring a system design to meet target cost points without sacrificing features and time to market. HPM.1 based updates are available for all programmable components (BIOS, IPMC firmware, FPGA) including rollback support. Advantech’s IPMI solution, combined with an optimized AMI UEFI BIOS continues to offer advanced features used on previous generation MIC-532x blades, such as BIOS redundancy, Real Time Clock Synchronization, CMOS Backup, CMOS Override and MAC Mirroring. Advantech IPMI firmware has been tested for CP-TA compliance using the Polaris Networks ATCA Test Suite. The MIC-5332 supports hot-swappable RTMs such as the RTM-5104 for High Availability (HA) needs, rear I/O and dual SAS storage with RAID as well as an optional FMM (Fabric Mezzanine Module). Please contact Advantech for more information on available RTMs. On-board FPGA design facilitates customer-specific modifications and the core board design can be modified or adapted to other form factors through Advantech’s DMS customization services.
  • Fabric Mezzanine Modules

    Advantech Fabric Mezzanine Modules (FMM) is a new denominator for platform personalization at the ATCA blade level. For ATCA blade configurations, FMM technology, supported by Intel Ethernet Controller and SFP port, offers a small, more power-efficient set of options.

    • FMM-5001B

      The FMM-5001B is based on the Intel® 82599EB 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller. It provides dual 10GBaseKX or XAUI ports to the ATCA Fabric Interface.
    • FMM-5001F

      The FMM-5001F is based on the Intel® 82599ES 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller. It provides two SFP ports to the front panel.
    • FMM-5002

      The FMM-5002 Graphics FMM provides a graphics extension to ATCA blades for supervisory or debugging needs. Based on the Silicon Motion SM750 controller, it is a video and 2D multimedia mobile display controller designed for lower power  embedded applications. A VGA connector on the front panel ensures connectivity to most display devices.
    • FMM-5004M

      The FMM-5004M is based on a single Mellanox ConnectX®-3 EN and provides two 40GBaseKR4 interconnects to the ATCA Fabric Interface on Advantech’s MIC-5333 blade. In addition, two FMM-5004Ms can provide support for up to four 40GBaseKR4 ports in a dual-dual star configuration using MIC-5333. The host interface is PCI Express 3.0 based for maximum bandwidth to the host.
    • FMM-5006

      The FMM-5006 is a hardware accelerator based on  Intel® QuickAssist technology. The onboard Intel® Communications Chipset DH8920 offers hardware acceleration and offloading for applications requiring  high performance, high I/O throughput. It offers acceleration for common security and crypto offloads such as AES, 3DES, Kasumi and SNOW, and supplements the CPU throughput for the termination of standard security protocols such as IPSEC and SSL, freeing up valuable cores and CPU cycles for application processing. With 20Gbps bulk crypto throughput and 28k RSA decrypt ops per accelerator device, the FMM-5006  offers best in class performance per watt at an outstanding price-performance ratio. For storage needs, the FMM-5006 offers 7Gbps compression offload (LZS, Deflate) and even higher decompression offload per accelerator device.
  • Rear Transition Module

    ATCA rear transition module is an I/O extension for Advantech ATCA blades: two Ethernet GbE ports provide I/O LANs for rear access; two USB ports (USB 2.0) support versatile USB devices; one PCI Express interface supports one mini PCIe socket with mini PCIe VGA module (optional) for debugging.

    • RTM-5108

      The RTM-5108 is a single slot (6HP) ATCA rear transition module of Advantech ATCA CPU blades. An Avago SAS3008 controller provides two SAS/SATA ports to two 2.5" Direct Attached Storage drives installed in the RTM-5108 storage trays and two miniSAS HD ports. One miniSAS HD port can be connected to external SAS devices (up to 4 devices). The other miniSAS HD port is used in a failover configuration, so two sets of compute blades and two RTM-5108 modules can be connected in a crossover mode to provide fail safe storage if used in conjunction with SAS disks supporting dual host ports. All internal and external SAS ports support 12Gbps lane speed. For rear LAN access, an Mellanox ConnectX-4 LX on the RTM-5108 provides two SFP28 ports on the RTM panel for 25GbE connections.
    • RTM-5107

      The RTM-5107 is a single slot (6HP) ATCA rear transition module of Advantech ATCA CPU blades. An Avago SAS3008 controller provides two SAS/SATA ports to two 2.5" Direct Attached Storage drives installed in the RTM-5107 storage trays and two miniSAS HD ports. One miniSAS HD port can be connected to external SAS devices (up to 4 devices). The other miniSAS HD port is used in a failover configuration, so two sets of compute blades and two RTM-5107 modules can be connected in a crossover mode to provide fail safe storage if used in conjunction with SAS disks supporting dual host ports. All internal and external SAS ports support 12Gbps lane speed. For rear LAN access, an Intel® Ethernet Controller X710-BM2 on the RTM-5107 provides two SFP ports on the RTM panel for 10GbE/1GbE connections.
    • RTM-5106

      The RTM-5106 is a single slot ATCA rear transition module for I/O extension of Advantech ATCA CPU blades. It contains 4 Intel ii82599ES (Niantic) controllers and sites for 8 SFP ports. The RTM-5106 will provide additional 10GE ports for external access and connectivity to the mating front blade. Two i82599ES devices connect to each of the CPU sockets on the front blade for balanced IO and maximum platform throughput. This allows up to 80Gbps of Ethernet traffic to be terminated on the CPU blade without loading the AdvancedTCAR backplane fabric. . The SFP ports are using EMI cages, which are compliant with the Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) Multi-Source Agreement (MSA) and are designed to host SR, LR and ER transceivers. Please contact Advantech for a list of verified transceiver modules.
    • RTM-5104

      The RTM-5104 is a single slot (6HP) ATCA rear transition module for I/O extension of Advantech ATCA CPU blades. To meet serviceability requirements, RTM-5104 is designed as a fully managed and hot swappable FRU. The storage tray supports up to two 2.5" SAS HDD or four MO-297A SSD’s, and can be operated up to 3.0 Gbits/sec. Two external mini SAS connectors are provided on the rear panel for failover cabling as a separate part number. The RTM implements a miniUSB connector that provides a host powered USB slave port exposing a UART port of the front blade via USB. Two Ethernet GbE ports provide two additional I/O ports for rear LAN access. One USB port (USB 2.0) supports USB devices such as keyboard, mouse, USB Flash drive, or USB-CDROM. The RTM also implements one Fabric Mezzanine Module type II socket to support flexible IO extension like 10GE ports, a server type graphics module or PCIe expressed based offload. With a PCIex16 or 2 PCIex8 gen.3 ports interfacing to the front blade, the FMM socket is not only a perfect solution for IO port extension but also custom acceleration and interafces.
  • Integrated ATCA Systems

    Advantech Integrated ATCA Systems are tailored for ATCA applications requiring faster packet processing. The ACTA systems, with the latest 40 gigabit Ethernet (40G) backplanes, switches and network application blades, optimize the network application platforms to achieve higher density at the rack level.

    • Netarium™-14

      Advantech’s Netarium series of ATCA reference systems are specifically targeted to help network equipment providers reach superior levels of performance over traditional rackmount servers or appliances and extend their product range at the high end. The series represents a new generation of systems which offer higher performance, greater scalability and extreme flexibility by using the latest 40 Gigabit Ethernet (40G) backplanes, switches and application blades. Advantech optimizes the systems to achieve the highest possible density at the rack level, enabling a maximum number of processor cores, network ports and switching capacity. Each system is tailored for customers to rapidly deploy in data communication markets for applications which require faster and deeper packet processing such as policy and charging enforcement, network security, real-time traffic monitoring, load balancing, subscriber analytics and content optimization among others. As ATCA was designed to meet the carrier-grade constraints of the telecom industry, the systems integrate the chassis, cooling, power distribution and shelf management into an off-the-shelf platform solution capable of superior 5 NINES availability and reliability. Rising volumes of data traffic, media-rich applications and data center consolidation are driving the need for increased bandwidth scalability and high-speed connections. To meet these challenges, Advantech’s flagship Netarium-14 targets the high-end market where equipment providers require superior performance, scalability and deployment flexibility for their large enterprise, managed security service provider or carrier customers. Many different payloads can be integrated into Advantech Netarium systems and configured to address diverse industry applications. For more details on integrating a specific configuration please contact your local sales representative.
    • Netarium™-6

      Advantech’s Netarium series of ATCA reference systems are specifically targeted to help network equipment providers reach superior levels of performance over traditional rackmount servers or appliances and extend their product range at the high end. The series represents a new generation of systems which offer higher performance, greater scalability and extreme flexibility by using the latest 40 Gigabit Ethernet (40G) backplanes, switches and application blades. Advantech optimizes the systems to achieve the highest possible density at the rack level, enabling a maximum number of processor cores, network ports and switching capacity. Each system is tailored for customers to rapidly deploy in data communication markets for applications which require faster and deeper packet processing such as policy and charging enforcement, network security, real-time traffic monitoring, load balancing, subscriber analytics and content optimization among others. As ATCA was designed to meet the carrier-grade constraints of the telecom industry, the systems integrate the chassis, cooling, power distribution and shelf management into an off-the-shelf platform solution capable of superior 5 NINES availability and reliability. The mid-range Netarium-6 focuses on the high performance needs of large enterprise customers in a cost effective system loaded with four MIC-5333 dual Intel® Xeon® blades and 40G switches in a dual-star configuration. The system provides up to 1.28 Tbps switching capacity and each MIC-5333 blade with RTM pair can accommodate up to 4 FMMs for over 100 Gbps egress per blade with high-speed encryption using FMM-based acceleration modules. Many different payloads can be integrated into Advantech Netarium systems and configured to address diverse industry applications. For more details on integrating a specific configuration please contact your local sales representative.
    • Netarium™-2

      Advantech’s Netarium series of ATCA reference systems are specifically targeted to help network equipment providers reach superior levels of performance over traditional rackmount servers or appliances and extend their product range at the high end. The series represents a new generation of systems which offer higher performance, greater scalability and extreme flexibility by using the latest 40 Gigabit Ethernet (40G) backplanes, switches and application blades. Advantech optimizes the systems to achieve the highest possible density at the rack level, enabling a maximum number of processor cores, network ports and switching capacity. Each system is tailored for customers to rapidly deploy in data communication markets for applications which require faster and deeper packet processing such as policy and charging enforcement, network security, real-time traffic monitoring, load balancing, subscriber analytics and content optimization among others. As ATCA was designed to meet the carrier-grade constraints of the telecom industry, the systems integrate the chassis, cooling, power distribution and shelf management into an off-the-shelf platform solution capable of superior 5 NINES availability and reliability. Netarium-2 is the ultimate in entry level flexibility. This 2-slot platform allows OEMs to redeploy common platform hardware which scales when needed. Based on the MIC-5333 it packs more processing power than previous generation 6-slot systems. With an increase in miniaturization and performance at the blade level it is accompanied by a new concept at the mezzanine level to bring more I/O and acceleration closer to the processing cores. With four FMM sites on each ATCA blade and RTM, the MIC-5333 integrated into the Netarium-2 Reference System offers the broadest flexibility in entry level system performance on ATCA. Many different payloads can be integrated into Advantech Netarium systems and configured to address diverse industry applications. For more details on integrating a specific configuration please contact your local sales representative.
    • Netarium™-6v2

      Advantech’s Netarium series of ATCA reference systems are specifically targeted to help network equipment providers reach superior levels of performance over traditional rackmount servers or appliances and extend their product range at the high end. The series represents a new generation of systems which offer higher performance, greater scalability and extreme flexibility by using the latest 40 Gigabit Ethernet (40G) backplanes, switches and application blades. Advantech optimizes the systems to achieve the highest possible density at the rack level, enabling a maximum number of processor cores, network ports and switching capacity. Each system is tailored for customers to rapidly deploy in data communication markets for applications which require faster and deeper packet processing such as policy and charging enforcement, network security, real-time traffic monitoring, load balancing, subscriber analytics and content optimization among others. As ATCA was designed to meet the carrier-grade constraints of the telecom industry, the systems integrate the chassis, cooling, power distribution and shelf management into an off-the-shelf platform solution capable of superior 5 NINES availability and reliability. The mid-range Netarium-6v2, which supports Advantech’s SMM-5060 Advanced Shelf Management Module, providing IPMI2.0 and ATCA compliant shelf management, focuses on the high performance needs of large enterprise customers in a cost effective system loaded with four MIC-5333 dual Intel® Xeon® blades and 40G switches in a dual-star configuration. The system provides up to 1.28 Tbps switching capacity and each MIC-5333 blade with RTM pair can accommodate up to 4 FMMs for over 100 Gbps egress per blade with high-speed encryption using FMM-based acceleration modules. Many different payloads can be integrated into Advantech Netarium systems and configured to address diverse industry applications. For more details on integrating a specific configuration please contact your local sales representative.
    • Netarium™-2v2

      Advantech’s Netarium series of ATCA reference systems are specifically targeted to help network equipment providers reach superior levels of performance over traditional rackmount servers or appliances and extend their product range at the high end. The series represents a new generation of systems which offer higher performance, greater scalability and extreme flexibility by using the latest 40 Gigabit Ethernet (40G) backplanes, switches and application blades. Advantech optimizes the systems to achieve the highest possible density at the rack level, enabling a maximum number of processor cores, network ports and switching capacity. Each system is tailored for customers to rapidly deploy in data communication markets for applications which require faster and deeper packet processing such as policy and charging enforcement, network security, real-time traffic monitoring, load balancing, subscriber analytics and content optimization among others. As ATCA was designed to meet the carrier-grade constraints of the telecom industry, the systems integrate the chassis, cooling, power distribution and shelf management into an off-the-shelf platform solution capable of superior 5 NINES availability and reliability. Netarium-2v2, which supports Advantech’s SMM-5060 Advanced Shelf Management Module, providing IPMI2.0 and ATCA compliant shelf management, is the ultimate in entry level flexibility. This 2-slot platform allows OEMs to redeploy common platform hardware which scales when needed. Based on the MIC-5333 it packs more processing power than previous generation 6-slot systems. With an increase in miniaturization and performance at the blade level it is accompanied by a new concept at the mezzanine level to bring more I/O and acceleration closer to the processing cores. With four FMM sites on each ATCA blade and RTM, the MIC-5333 integrated into the Netarium-2 Reference System offers the broadest flexibility in entry level system performance on ATCA. Many different payloads can be integrated into Advantech Netarium systems and configured to address diverse industry applications. For more details on integrating a specific configuration please contact your local sales representative.
    • SMM-5060

      Advantech’s SMM-5060 is the Intel®ligence in Netarium ATCA or eATCA systems responsible for platform health and management as a whole. All individual FRU elements in the system including each power supply, fan module, node blade, hub blade, RTM or eRTM, backplane, and even the module itself can be monitored and controlled through the Shelf Manager residing in the SMM-5060’s BMC module. The SMM-5060’s Shelf Management (ShM) is ATCA compliant and supports the latest PICMG specifications such as HPM.1, HPM.2 and HPM.3. In addition to providing full redundancy and failover support, Advantech’s ShM features full log and state synchronization. All firmware and software on the Shelf Manager supports redundant images and can be upgraded via HPM.1 for maximum reliability. As an option, the SMM-5060 can be extended with System Manager functionality via a module based on the Intel® Atom™ processor C2000. Advantech’s System Manager (SysM) acts as centralized service access point (such as SoL Proxy), blade boot server (provisioning OS images and node blades’ applications), and advanced configuration manager enabling any iA node in the Netarium system to boot with a tailored set of BIOS settings yielding best performance for a specific workload. In addition, an integrated web front end, the System Explorer can be used to provide graphical displays of various levels of system information such as system inventory, health views, sensor status, system IDs, and event logs, leading to a friendlier shelf/system management user experience. An LCD module implemented on the chassis can also be interfaced to the SMM-5060 and used to display system statistics or status to onsite technicians, allowing the Netarium system to be managed like a big appliance. Customers who are using appliances for their entry and mid-range network gear can now have a consistent system management view for their high end product line based on Advantech’s Netarium platform and SMM-5060.