Kontron supplements its MicroTCA portfolio with a new management controller hub (MCH), AM4901. It provides system management and Ethernet switching for up to 12 Advanced MC modules. It contains an unmanaged BCM5396 Ethernet switch, which simplifies designs and improves costs. Among the typical applications are image processing in the industrial and medical sectors, industrial control systems, information systems for trains and simple communication systems without need for managed switches. It is a single PCB solution with only one MCH tongue and provides one GbE uplink on the front. On the edge connector there are 12x GbE for AMCs plus 1x GbE for MCH interlink. In addition to the standard LED indicators, there are status LEDs for 12 AdvancedMC modules on the front, as well as RJ45 connectors for one FE management interface and one serial interface to access the MC. The Kontron AM4901 MCH represents a MicroTCA Compliant MCH with a cost improved design.
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