Monday, October 15, 2007

Motorola Introduces High Performance AdvancedTCA Processing Blades

Motorola announced its latest high performance AdvancedTCA (ATCA) processing blade featuring two Dual-Core Intel Xeon processors LV, up to 32GB main memory and flexible on-board mass storage options. The blade is aimed at high-performance telecom server applications such as in-memory database and file servers, as well as increasing density for existing control plane applications such as IMS, soft switching and signaling

On-board mass storage options include two hot swappable drive bays for SAS or extended temperature SATA hard drives. RAID 0/1 support is offered for increased disk performance or data mirroring if required. The Motorola ATCA-7150 is designed for NEBS and ETSI compliance and can be configured with a variety of software offerings, from firmware-only to fully integrated and verified software operating environments.

Motorola also announced a new 10Gbps ATCA processor blade that features the Intel Core 2 Duo processor T7400 running at 2.16 GHz, and supported by up to 16GB DDR2 memory, two AMC sites, and 10 Gbps Ethernet interfaces for high performance and high throughput. The two hot-swappable AdvancedMC sites provide the flexibility for additional processing accelerators, on-board mass storage options, clocking, security processing or I/O capabilities. An optional rear transition module (RTM) provides further network and storage interfaces and a further on-board hard disk.

Designed for NEBS and ETSI compliance, Motorola's ATCA-7301 targets a range of next-generation network deployments, including wireless broadband (3G LTE and WiMAX), IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and IPTV.

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