Advantech Upgrades ATCA & Appliance Line To New Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 v2 Product Family



Also extends offerings with new 8x 10GbE Rear Transition Module

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Advantech (TWSE: 2395.TW) today announced upgrades for their industry-leading FWA-6510 Network Application Platform and for two ATCA processor blades to the new Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 v2 Family. At the same time, the company enhanced their ATCA product offerings with the announcement of the RTM-5106 8x 10GbE Rear Transmission Module. The products are targeted at network equipment providers in the communications infrastructure, network security and enterprise networking markets.

Products using the new Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 v2 family will see a significant performance boost due to more processor cores, increased memory bandwidth and new integrated PCIe features. Advantech products receiving dual processor upgrades are: the 2U FWA-6510 Network Application Platform, the MIC-5332 10G ATCA Processor Blade and the MIC-5333 40G ATCA Processor Blade. ATCA systems that utilize the MIC-533x blades include the 2, 6 and 14 slot Netarium™ Systems and the 2 and 14 slot Netarium eATCA systems.

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“Intel continues to enhance their products with features that are particularly important to our network equipment customers,” said Franz Wei, Vice President of Advantech Networks & Communications Group. “The new Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600v2 family of products delivers the performance, power efficiency and network oriented acceleration features required in demanding applications found in the telecom and enterprise network infrastructure. Several of our key customers are already committed to upgrades and we expect the interest in our new products to be very high.”

“Based on 22nm process technology, the new Intel®_Xeon® processor E5-2600 v2 family offers substantial gains in performance and energy efficiency to our OEM customers, essentially delivering two additional cores at the same power over the previous generation” stated Frank Schapfel, senior product line manager, Intel Communications Infrastructure Division. “Advantech‘s product upgrades will help our OEM customers quickly deliver communications solutions which consolidate multiple workloads onto a common platform for network appliances and high-end ATCA solutions.”

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The new RTM-5106 Rear Transition Module complements the MIC-533x CPU blades and provides eight additional 10GbE ports per blade. This increased capacity makes the 14-slot Netarium System ideal for high bandwidth packet processing in networks with millions of subscribers. Twelve payload blades coupled with their respective RTM-5106 modules support connectivity to 960 Gbps worth of throughout to meet high port-count needs in applications requiring line-rate deep packet inspection for fast packet filtering or traffic management.

“With these new offerings, Advantech is once again accelerating network platform evolution, lowering our customer’s development risks and improving their time-to-market with solutions that are tailored to their specific application and market needs,” said Peter Marek, senior director x86 solutions, Advantech Networks and Communications Group. “Our new ATCA platforms featuring the latest Intel® technology will enable our customers to ‘move-the-bar,’ particularly in very high-end networking gear“.

Advantech will be showcasing their Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 based products along with their new ATCA shelf manager based on the recently announced Intel® Atom™ processor C2000 family in the Intelligent Systems zone at the Intel® Developers Forum, September 10-12 in San Francisco, CA, USA. The SMM-5060 will demonstrate its ability to build software definable network elements in NFV scenarios by dynamically assigning workloads to individual blades.

For more information please contact ncg@advantech.com or visit www.advantech.com/nc.

About Advantech – Founded in 1983, Advantech is a leader in providing trusted, innovative products, services, and solutions. Advantech offers comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services, embedded systems, automation products, and global logistics support. Our mission is to enable an intelligent planet with embedded computing products and solutions that empower the development of smarter working and living. With Advantech, there’s no limit to the applications and innovations our products make possible. For Telecom and Networking markets, Advantech provides mission-critical hardware to the leading telecom and networking equipment manufacturers. Advantech’s standard and customized products are embedded in OEM equipment that the world’s communications infrastructure depends upon.

Website: www.advantech.com/NC

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Irvine, CA , 92618
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