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Network Application Platform
Industry type:Electronics and communication
Product model number:FWA-6500
Advantech Co., Ltd.
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The FWA-6500 features dual processor computing performance for high-speed modular I/O processing of multiple GbE and 10GbE links. Purpose built for high-end network security and packet processing applications, the system takes advantage of the Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) which frees up valuable processor cycles for more virtualization and processing. Intel® AES-NI adds new instructions which provide robust encryption without needing additional appliances or increased performance overhead.

In addition, Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT) performs SHA-1 hash measurements for RSA decryption key exchanges as part of the code authentication process. This means greater security in network transactions without loss in processing power.

Network connectivity is fast and flexible with up to 16 front accessible GbE ports supported by 4 quad Gigabit Ethernet modules based on the Intel® 82576EB Gigabit Ethernet Controller or with multiple dual 10GbE modules based on the Intel 82599EB 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller supporting the latest platform offloading and virtualization technologies introduced by Intel recently. The modules plug into a 32-way PCI Express (PCIe) gen2 mid-plane providing the high speed interconnects to the I/O controller hub which makes the system fly. RJ45 and SFP/SFP+ based modules are supported and can be mixed and matched as required. Copper modules come with optional LAN bypass capabilities.

Two further PCIe x4 slots are available internally for standard add-in cards for offload purposes or Network Processor–based co-processing. The combination of the latest Intel® processors, chipset and Ethernet controllers in one platform provide acceleration and off-loading features which give customers the ultimate in x86 processing performance and access to all the I/O scalability they need.


About Advantech Co., Ltd.

Advantech’s corporate vision is to enable an intelligent planet. The company is a global leader in the fields of IoT intelligent systems and embedded platforms. To embrace the trends of IoT, big data, and artificial intelligence, Advantech promotes IoT hardware and software solutions with the Edge Intelligence WISE-PaaS core to assist business partners and clients in connecting their industrial chains. Advantech is also working with business partners to co-create business ecosystems that accelerate the goal of industrial intelligence.


Over the past 36 years, Advantech has always followed its LITA (altruistic) philosophy and worked under the "Good to Great" principle. The corporate LITA tree has grown bigger and become a forest covering multi-business groups including Automation, Embedded and the Intelligent Services.
Looking forward, we will continue to nurture our LITA concept and develop future talent to fully realize our vision of Enabling an Intelligent Planet.
We look forward to witnessing the next 30 years of Advantech toward a bright future together with all Advantech’s family members and worldwide partners.

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