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High Speed Data Throughput for CompactPCI-based Networks

2017/09/18

Introduction 

This project intended to expand the network bandwidth throughput for a customer based on conventional three-layered network architecture with data backups for each layer. Using 10GbE interconnection, this solution upgrades the throughput capability of the entire network to 10GbE level and enables the access layer to provide Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) connection to all the desktops, eliminating the need for another bandwidth expansion for the next 3-5 years.    

Application Requirements 

This solution used a self-developed CompactPCI architecture of products instead of conventional CompactPCI single boards. The solution used an Advantech Computer on Module (COM) on the carrier board to reduce product development costs. It used 10GbE Ethernet interface and multiple channels to upgrade to GbE network ports.    

Project Implementation

Advantech COM Express modules met the customer’s demand for a compact size solution with flexible options. The SOM-5992 Computer on Module uses Intel Xeon processor that satisfies customer requirements for server-grade applications and it provides 32 x PCIe expansion ports, which in combination with the customer’s self-developed port expansion chip, provided 24/48 GbE ports for end-use.   

Advantech Advantages

As a leading global provider in embedded computing platforms and embedded solutions, Advantech is dedicated to the vision of enabling an intelligent planet. The recent release of SOM-5992 COM Express® Basic Module Type 7 pin-out uses an Intel Xeon processor, providing high performance processing power that satisfies the customers’ application needs for a GbE interface and BMC (Block Multiplexer Channel) applications. 

1.     SOM-5992 is the world’s first COMe product able to provide up to 64GB DDR4 storage, dual 10GbE interface and 32x PCIe slot. 

2.     With rich experience in product development, Advantech is able to help shorten product R&D time. 

3.     With a global service network, Advantech is able to provide technology support with localized languages, and dedicated sales team and AE/FAE teams responding to customer’s various demands swiftly.

4.     Dedicated BIOS, thermal and RD teams provide customers with dedicated services.   

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