Systran Debuts FibreXreme Serial FPDP SL100 Conduction-Cooled PMC Card

4/12/2004 - Systran Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. and the originator of the Serial FPDP protocol and developer of the FibreXtreme Serial FPDP data link, marked the availability of its SL100 Conduction-Cooled PMC mezzanine card. This specialized card is intended for use in extended temperature, vibration, and shock environments typically found in harsh operational conditions. The conduction-cooled development platform provides for the necessary mechanical modifications to fit specific rugged computing platforms. Conformal coating is applied to protect the board from the effects of high humidity and aggressive contaminants.

The physical media interface of the SL100 Conduction Cooled PMC board can be realized through a specially designed rear I/O interface for Conduction Cooled VME chassis or through front panel I/O. FibreXtreme SL100 and SL240 PMC and CMC (Common Mezzanine Card) data links are also available in Rugged COTS 1 and Rugged COTS 2 configurations.

Systran's Rugged COTS 2 products are targeted for use in applications where the environment is hostile enough that special protection is required for the board to operate reliably. Rugged application examples include acoustical measurement systems, targeting systems, and airborne radar systems. Rugged COTS 1 boards are also available for operational environments, but with less stringent requirements. These are joined by Standard COTS products, which provide an ideal platform for lab-based development and testing or less demanding operating conditions. FibreXtreme SL100/SL240 data links are second-generation Serial FPDP products, providing sustained data throughput at up to 247 MB/sec, built-in bi-directional capability and support for various point to-point, broadcast and master ring topologies.

FibreXtreme interfaces are designed for use in advanced DSP systems and other environments where data transmission from the source to the processor requires very high bandwidth connections. The protocol's extremely low overhead allows utilization of over 99% of its potential bandwidth, providing sustainable and continuous high-speed data streaming. When used as a parallel Front Panel Data Port extender, FibreXtreme boards can handle data rates beyond the 160 MB/sec limit of parallel FPDP and can "extend" FPDP connections to distances of up to 50 km.

FibreXtreme boards are available in a variety of configurations, including a VME6U carrier and CMC capable of directly translating parallel FPDP data streams into Serial FPDP for long-distance transmission. These boards are link compatible with FibreXtreme PCI, CompactPCI(R) and PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC).

Located at 4126 Linden Avenue, Dayton, OH 45432-3068 USA, Systran Corporation, now part of the Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc., companies, specializes in shared-memory networking, high-speed data streaming via Serial FPDP and Fibre Channel, MIL-STD-1553 interfaces, low-latency digital switches and Mezzanine-based I/O products. Systran offers technologically advanced computer data communications products to support our corporate and military clients worldwide.

Systran and FibreXtreme are registered trademarks of Systran Corporation.

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