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NEXCOM’s 1U Rackmount Powered by Marvell OCTEON 10 Technology and up to 25GbE ports

Mar 19, 2024 — by Giorgio Mendoza 166 views

NEXCOM has released the TCA 6710, a 1U rackmount appliance designed for edge and cloud computing, powered by the Marvell OCTEON 10 COM-HPC module. This latest offering marks an evolution from traditional COM-E technology, focusing on scalable computing solutions with enhanced server-class bandwidth, power, and performance.

The heart of the TCA 6710 lies in its COM-HPC module, powered by the Marvell OCTEON 10 CN10308, an 8-core Armv9 Neoverse N2 processor. This powerful core operates at 2.5GHz, providing nearly three times the performance of its predecessors while slashing power consumption by half, making it a paragon of efficiency according to NEXCOM.


TCA 6710 top & rear views
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A key feature of the TCA 6710 is its adaptability, including support for the DDR5 memory and PCIe Gen5 ensuring superior memory and I/O performance. Its modular design, based on the COM-HPC standard from PICMG, facilitates easy upgrades and future-proofing, essential in today’s fast-paced tech landscape.

For networking, the device boasts a diverse array of Ethernet options, ranging from 1GbE to 25GbE, accommodating various network demands. Wireless communications, including Wi-Fi and LTE/5G, are also supported, enabling seamless data management and transfer, critical in IoT, AI, and network security applications.

TCA 6710 announcement
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Users can select from various carrier boards, each offering unique features and interfaces, ensuring a custom fit for specific needs. This modular approach saves time and costs in software development and adaptation, making the TCA 6710 a smart choice for diverse applications.

Specifications listed for the NEXCOM TCA 6710:

  • Memory/Storage:
    • 1x DDR5-4800 ECC SO-DIMM slot (up to 32GB)
    • 1x 32GB TLC eMMC
    • 2x 512MB SPI Flash
  • Connectivity:
    • 2x 25GbE SFP28 ports
    • 2x 10GbE RJ45/SFP+ combo ports
    • 4x 2.5GbE RJ45 ports
    • 8x 1GbE RJ45 ports
    • 1x RJ45 management port for RunBMC
  • Expansion:
    • 1x M.2 2232/2242/2260/2280/22110 Key M socket (supports PCIe Gen5 x4)
    • 2x NANO SIM slots
    • 1x mini-PCIe socket for Wi-Fi module (PCIe Gen3 x1)
    • 1x M.2 3042/3052 Key B socket for LTE/5G module (USB signal)
  • I/O Interfaces:
    • 2x RP-SMA connectors for Wi-Fi (2.4/5/6GHz)
    • 4x SMA connectors for LTE/5G
    • 6x LEDs – SYS, PWR, FAN, SSD, Wi-Fi, LTE/5G
    • 2x Buttons – POWER, RESET
  • Other Features:
    • 1x Socket for NEXCOM TPM 2.0 module
  • USB:
    • 1x USB3.2 Gen1 Host (Type-A)
    • 2x USB2.0 Host (Type A)
    • 1x USB Console (Type C)
  • Power:
    • 550W 1+1 CRPS redundant power supply
  • Operating Temperature:
    • 0℃ to 45℃
  • Mechanical:
    • 430 x 299.8 x 44mm (chassis)

Further Information

The company has not disclosed pricing details. For further information, visit the product’s webpage and the product announcement.

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