LTE module for packet processing for 4G
October 21, 2010 // Phil Ling
At 4G World, Kontron unveiled its second generation of AdvancedMC packet processor modules featuring the Cavium Networks OCTEON II CN6335 MIPS64 6-core processor. Kontron claims the module has already garnered interest from 4G network equipment vendors seeking a faster time to deployment using standards based hardware platforms such as AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA.
Platform design considerations for the Kontron AM4211 include using it as an eNodeB and LTE network element component or, in combination with full-scale AdvancedTCA blades, as a co-processor Network Interface Card (NIC).
The module can be scaled across both MicroTCA (Picostation, Microstation to Macrostation) and 14-slot AdvancedTCA platforms. The new features of the CN6335 processor on the Kontron AM4211 support 1x 10GbE to the front and software configurable interfaces to the Fabric with either 2x PCIe x4 or SRIO which expands its application usage when configuring systems in combination with standards based third-party Digital Signal Processing (DSP) AMCs.
This next generation packet processor module is said to offer compatible evolution and can meet numerous market requirements when designing high performance 4G network elements, including - increased data plane performance with twice the performance per Watt over existing alternatives; high density computing (9GHz) within a stringent thermal budget (< 40W on 12VDC).
It is interoperable with third party AMCs based on DSP and FPGA. With direct connectivity to FPGA/DSP AMCs in a MicroTCA platform, it is described as a complete solution for MAC processing and L3-L7 processing on single chip, achieving a high throughput of up to 15M packets per second (pps).
For more information, visit www.kontron.com
Big data sets drones to fly
March 27, 2015
For the last seven years, visiting professor at the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies Dr. Tom ...
CE marking misconceptions
Fraunhofer launches test centre for high-voltage batteries
Auto chip market: upheaval ahead
USD 10,000 worth of components offered in Digi-Key/Silicon Labs IoT contest
Richard Feynman and homomorphic filtering
March 26, 2015
Dennis Feucht discusses his role in preserving the sound of the bongo-playing physicist's voice in audio files that are available ...
Giant spider-bot needs your inspiration
Smart cities will see it all
ST drops in 2014 MEMS ranking, says IHS
- Intelligent Over Temperature Protection for LED Lighting Applications
- Intel helps to Turbocharge Infotainment Systems Designs
- High Performance Portable DC Bench Power Supply: Save Money and Free Up Bench Real Estate by Building Your Own
- Software-Defined Radio Handbook
InterviewInfineon: CAN FD success goes at the expense of FlexRay
The faster version of the venerable CAN bus, CAN FD is currently taking off at several carmakers. Infineon's Thomas Böhm, Head of Body / Automotive, believes this could well go at the expense of FlexRay. ...
Filter WizardCheck out the Filter Wizard Series of articles by Filter Guru Kendall Castor-Perry which provide invaluable practical Analog Design guidelines.
Linear video channel
READER OFFERRead more
This month, Freescale is giving away 5 RIoTboards, worth 74 dollars each, for EETimes Europe's readers to win.
Designed to run Android operating systems efficiently or to run under Linux, the board is based on the Freescale i.MX 6Solo processor; using the ARM Cortex-A9 architecture.
The RIoTboard platform also includes a rich set of peripherals including a 10M/100M/Gb Ethernet port, 1...MORE INFO AND LAST MONTH' WINNERS...
December 15, 2011 | Texas instruments | 222901974
Unique Ser/Des technology supports encrypted video and audio content with full duplex bi-directional control channel over a single wire interface.