BOSTON, Mass. – June 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — At the NXTComm show in Chicago Il from June 19-21, 2007 (booth 4257N), CorEdge Networks demonstrated its PCI-Express to Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) Converter card (CEN-PAC), enabling AMC reuse in enterprise/desktop servers and workstations in addition to the planned ATCA, MicroTCA, PicoTCA environments.
The CEN-PAC is an intelligent subsystem that enables an AMC to be used in a PCI-Express based system. It bridges the PCI-Express IPMI, power and electrical signaling. The AMC mates to an intelligent carrier and is housed in a small chassis with integrated cooling and EMI/thermal shielding. The intelligent carrier within the CEN-PAC makes the AMC appear as a PCI-Express device to the system and is plug-compatible with standard PCI-Express slots in ATX-style motherboards. The CEN-PAC can support PCI-Express x1, x4 and x8 and requires two adjacent slots in the motherboard.
“The CEN-PAC is especially attractive to customers who want to reuse their AMC-based application in ATCA, MicroTCA and traditional server platforms,” said Will Chu, President of CorEdge Networks.
“The CEN-PAC also enables application development. While our CorEdge Networks PicoTCA systems are extremely compact and cost effective, for some users and applications, there is a need for AMCs to work as part of PC motherboard systems, given that PC motherboards are ubiquitous. By using the CEN-PAC, developers can leverage the processors, disks and I/O in their existing servers and start AMC development right away or reuse their existing AMC applications.”
The CEN-PAC supports single-wide, mid-size AMCs in ATX style motherboards. To bridge between the PCI-Express SM bus and the AMC MMC (module management controller) carrier management environments, the CEN-PAC uses CorEdge Networks’ IPMI (intelligent platform management interface) technology, to provide seamless plug-and-play use of AMCs in traditional server environments.
About CorEdge Networks
CorEdge Networks is a leading supplier of ATCA/MicroTCA/AMC/IPMI compliant infrastructure products including the industry’s first MicroTCA Carrier Hub (MCH), 10GbE MCH, Power Module, PicoTCA development platform, 10Gbps and 20Gbps FPGA-based AMCs and full ATCA Cutaway Carrier. CorEdge Networks customers include a number of leading telecom, military and embedded systems companies. Most MicroTCA working deployments use one or more CorEdge Networks components.
For more detailed information on CorEdge Networks, see www.coredgenetworks.com.
News issued by: CorEdge Networks, Inc.
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Original Story ID: (2987) :: 2007-06-0626-005
Original Keywords: PCI-Express to Advanced Mezzanine Card Converter card, AMC, CEN-PAC, enterprise desktop servers and workstations, ATCA, MicroTCA, PicoTCA environments, CorEdge, William Chu, NXTComm Chicago CorEdge Networks, Inc.
News Source: CorEdge Networks Inc.