Platform design considerations for the Kontron AMC module AM4211 include using it as an eNodeB and LTE network element component or, in combination with full-scale ATCA® blades, as a co-processor Network Interface Card (NIC).
The key differentiators of the Kontron AM4211 with the Cavium CN6645 processor is the support of SRIO, which is in addition to PCI-e Gen 2 and XAUI. It also features a set of advanced hardware acceleration capabilities that include: 10Gbps+ for security, TCP packet processing and QoS; 4Gbps for 3rd generation DPI; 10Gbps+ for compression; 80Gbps+ for RAID/XOR/DeDup; and a schedule/synch/ordering engine for unlimited flows.
The CN6645 is footprint- and software-compatible with the CN63XX Series, thus providing a seamless upgrade path to provide 2x performance.
The AM4211 incorporates SGMII with IEEE 1588 timestamp for Ethernet time synchronisation and is ideal for all-IP network infrastructure synchronisation implementations in the 4G network.
With support for GbE on Ports 0 and 1 connected to the CN6645 processor for control plane functions, The AM4211 is a compatible evolution from the existing Kontron AM4204, AM4210 and AM4220 Cavium-based packet processor modules.
This makes the AM4211 is an ideal candidate for the Kontron MicroTCA™ 1U platform OM6061 for eNodeB and base station systems.
The module can be scaled across both MicroTCA™ (Picostation, Microstation to Macrostation) and 14-slot AdvancedTCA® platforms.
Telecom equipment manufacturer (TEMs) will enjoy an undisputable advantage with its unmatched deterministic, low latency 3rd generation DPI performance capabilities with unlimited rules and a rich feature-set on a single chip that includes integrated security for a broad range of applications at the Core, Edge and Access network elements.
This next generation packet processor module delivers seamless, 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 (9 GHz) within a stringent thermal budget (< 40W on 12VDC) making it an ideal candidate for an AMC system component. 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 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).
Inquire about the Kontron AM4211 Software Development Kit and additional optional software modules such as an IPv4/IPv6 stack, IPSec, QoS management, multicast forwarding, IP filtering, VLAN, L2 tunnelling and application programming frameworks.