Advantech FWA-6520 Network Application Platform

Advantech FWA-6520 Network Application Platform

The FWA-6520 has been designed for maximum performance, scalability and functionality in a 2U rack mount footprint. This multi-core processor-based, high-end network communications appliance is optimized for computing power and high speed, high density I/O with best-in-class energy efficiency. Two Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 processors provide the latest architectural enhancements, larger on chip cache memories as well as two 9.6GT/s Intel® QuickPath Interconnects for reduced cross-socket memory I/O latencies. Advanced thermal system design enables support for processors with up to 145W. This allows the appliance to scale from mainstream 12/14 core CPUs to the highest performance 18 core processors available today. Advanced Lights Out Management based on Aspeed’s latest iBMC AST2400 and AMI’s MegaRAC IPMI suite improves manageability and reliability. Remote firmware upgrade capability and hw-based BIOS redundancy make the FWA-6520 ideal for mission-critical and highly available networks.



  • 2 x Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 processors up to 145W TDP
  • DDR4 1866/2133 ECC registered memory up to 512GB
  • PCIe gen. 3 support
  • Up to 8 x NMC (Network Mezzanine Card) slots for a wide range of GbE, 10 GbE and 40 GbE NMCs with or without advanced LAN bypass
  • 2 x PCIe x16 slots support FH/HL add-on cards
  • 2 x 2.5" removable external SATA HDDs/SSDs
  • IPMI 2.0 compliant Remote Management
  • Advanced Platform Reliability and Serviceability


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