Lanner today announced the release of the ECA-4027, a wide temperature short depth 1U Open RAN/MEC Appliance with IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol. ECA-4027 is powered by 12 or 16 cores Intel® Xeon® D-2100 series processor (codenamed Skylake-D), and is most suitable for 5G Open RAN DU, Edge Cloud, and AI edge-focused applications with extensive configuration options.
The high-performance appliance supports a carrier-grade IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol PTPv2 to synchronize distributed device clocks within a sub-micro-second range to deliver precise timing signals, including time stamping input and schedule outputs, making it supremely suitable to run packet-based applications between remote radio unit (RU) and distributed unit (DU), where time accuracy is critical.
ECA-4027 has multiple front I/O ports including 8x 10G SFP+, 2x 40G QSFP+, 1x USB 3.0, in addition to a PCI-E expansion slot to support an FPGA or GPU card, making it an ideal solution as Edge AI server for smart city applications, Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) server for 5G Edge Cloud, and Open RAN platform for DU.
Being compact with a short depth chassis of 438 x 371 x 44 mm, and its wide operating temperature range from -40 to 65°C, ECA-4027 can be easily installed in outdoor limited spaces such as pole-mount cabinets and edge server rooms for edge computing and network virtualization.
Design for easy maintenance in mind, the ECA-4027’s rich I/O and power outlet are all located on the front side panel, including a fan tray system that can be accessed without needing to open the top cover. This fan tray system provides a unique side airflow cooling system to promote heat dissipation to further improve system reliability.
ECA-4027 has an on-board Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for secure crypto-processing to provide tamper resistance at the hardware level. The platform is also protected with BIOS-based security authentication feature, and Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) for remote management, enabling WAN efficiency, network configuration, and remote firmware update, all without compromising on reliability and security.
The ECA-4027’s outstanding features include:
- Intel® Xeon D-2100 12 or 16 Cores Processor
- G.8272 T-GM Compliant IEEE 1588v2 SynE (Optional)
- Short Depth Chassis and Wide Operating Temperature -40~65ºC
- 2x DDR4 2667MHz REG, ECC RDIMM, Max. 64GB
- Front Access I/O with 1x GbE RJ45 IPMI, 8x 10G SFP+, 2x 40G QSFP+, 1x RJ45 Console, 1x USB 3.0 and Front Fan Replacement
- 2x 2.5” Internal HDD/SSD Bays, 2x M.2 NVMe 2280 M key
- 1x PCI-E*16 FH3/4L expansion slot for FPGA or GPU cards, and onboard GPS