ADLINK Reveals ATCA Blade with Dual 6-core Intel(r) Xeon(r) Processor L5638

The aTCA-6150 incorporates 6-core / 12-thread computing power with integrated memory controllers while reducing power consumption

March 24, 2010, San Jose, Calif – ADLINK Technology, Inc., a leading provider of trusted telecom computing products, today announced availability of the aTCA-6150, an AdvancedTCA® (ATCA) processor blade featuring dual next-generation 32 nm six-core Intel® Xeon® processor L5638 with 2.00 GHz core-speed, the Intel® 5520 chipset, up to 48 GB of DDR3 memory, and an optional PICMG® Mid-size AMC bay for increased computing performance and flexibility. ADLINK debuts the aTCA-6150 as a six-core performance and power consumption enhancement to its ATCA product line. The Intel® Xeon® processor L5638 on 32 nm process technology with 6-core / 12-thread capability gives the aTCA-6150 increased processing performance with more efficient power consumption. This latest ATCA offering from ADLINK is ideal for applications requiring high performance and high-speed data transfer which were formerly thermally constrained.

On-card connectivity includes dual GbE or 10GbE Fabric Interfaces, dual GbE Base Interfaces, dual front panel GbE interfaces, and quad SAS channels which provide leading edge network performance and storage capabilities. High speed data-transfer on the PICMG 3.1 fabric interface is provided by an Intel® 82599EB 10 Gigabit Ethernet controller with PCI-Express® v2.0, and base interface connectivity is delivered through the Intel® 82576EB Gigabit Ethernet controller, also supporting PCI-Express 2.0. The aTCA-6150 is ideal for carrier-grade applications such as media servers in IPTV, IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) broadband networks, and wireless infrastructures, providing telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs) and network equipment providers (NEPs) with a powerful, cost-effective solution for mission critical applications and a smooth path for scalability and expansion.

The aTCA-6150 implements two Intel® Xeon® processor L5638 (6-core) or two Intel® Xeon® processor L5618 (4-core) with integrated memory controllers supporting six sockets for DDR3-1066 VLP RDIMM memory up to a maximum of 48 GB. Also supporting Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology and Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, the Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series increases the performance of both multi-threaded and single-threaded workloads, as well as improving energy efficiency. The Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series features Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) for safer computing and hardware/firmware security with a higher level of trust and control over computer systems. Also featured are the Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) that accelerate data encryption and decryption. These advanced practical security features are especially suited to datacom and telecom applications.

ADLINK’s new aTCA-6150 offers versatile storage support with 4-channel SAS RAID 0/1, 4 GB onboard NAND flash, onboard 2.5” SATA HDD, and modular Fabric riser card for additional PICMG Fabric Interface protocols. The optional mid-size AMC bay supports AMC.1 PCI-Express, AMC.2 Gigabit Ethernet and AMC.3 SATA/SAS storage expansion. I/O features of the aTCA-6150 include Base Interface channels, Fabric Interface channels, and four front/rear egress ports and update channels. Front panel I/O includes two RJ-45 GbE ports, three USB 2.0 ports, RJ-45 to DB-9 standard serial port and DB-15 connector for analog graphics. Combining high computing performance, high memory capacity and high speed I/O interface integration, the ADLINK’s aTCA-6150 is specifically designed for high-end telecom applications.

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ADLINK Technology ( provides a wide range of embedded computing products and services to the test & measurement, automation & process control, gaming, communications, medical, network security, and transportation industries. ADLINK products include PCI Express®-based data acquisition and I/O; vision and motion control; and AdvancedTCA, CompactPCI, and Computer-on-Modules (COMs) for industrial computing. With the acquisition of Ampro Computers, Inc., ADLINK also provides a wide range of Extreme Rugged and Rugged Single Board Computers, Computer-on-Modules and Systems under the brand name Ampro by ADLINK. ADLINK strives to minimize the total cost of ownership (TCO) of its customers by providing customization and system integration services, maintaining low manufacturing costs, and extending the lifecycle of its products. ADLINK is a global company with headquarters and manufacturing in Taiwan; R&D and integration in Taiwan, China, and the US; and an extensive network of worldwide sales and support offices.

ADLINK is ISO-9001, ISO-14001, and TL9000 certified, is an Associate Member of the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance, an Executive Member of PICMG, and a Sponsor Member of the PXI Systems Alliance. ADLINK is a publicly traded company listed on the TAIEX Taiwan Stock Exchange (stock code: 6166).