Systran announces 2.5 GHz performance for FibreXtreme serial FPDP connections

May 22, 2001
May 22, 2001--Systran Corporation, a developer of high-bandwidth Serial FPDP and Fibre Channel data communications products, introduced the new FibreXtreme SL240 series.

Systran Corporation, a developer of high-bandwidth Serial FPDP and Fibre Channel data communications products, introduced the new FibreXtreme SL240 series. SL240 is a second-generation Serial FPDP product, providing sustained data throughput at 247 MB/sec, built-in bi-directional capability and support for various point-to-point, broadcast and master ring topologies.

FibreXtreme SL240 hardware uses the Serial FPDP protocol, an emerging ANCI/VITA standard, providing up to 247 MB/sec sustained throughput over fiber optic media. The bi-directional capability of each SL240 board means users can implement any combination of point-to-point, broadcast chain, and single/multiple master ring topologies.

FibreXtreme SL240 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 low overhead allows the SL240 to utilize over 99 percent of its potential bandwidth, providing sustainable and continuous high-speed data streaming. When used as a parallel Front Panel Data Port extender, FibreXtreme SL240 boards can handle data up to the 160 MB/sec limit of parallel FPDP and can "extend" FPDP connections to distances of up to 10 km.

FibreXtreme SL240 boards are available in a variety of configurations, including a VME6U carrier and Common Mezzanine Card (CMC) capable of directly translating parallel FPDP data streams into Serial FPDP for long-distance transmission. These boards are link compatible with the SL240 PCI, CompactPCI and PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC). These PCI-based boards are capable of transmitting Serial FPDP data to various PCI bus-based systems. All FibreXtreme boards are available with short-wave laser and long-wave laser media interfaces.

The FibreXtreme SL240 Series is also compatible with Systran's LinkXchange LX2500 Crossbar Switch. The LX2500 is a 32-port crossbar switch, which interfaces to various digital networks through the use of network-specific modular media interfaces. It is completely transparent to the attached network and has a negligible effect upon system latency. When used with the FibreXtreme data link, a single Serial FPDP signal can be automatically replicated and forwarded to multiple destinations with virtually no impact on overall system performance.

About Systran:

Systran Corporation specializes in Serial FPDP, shared memory networking, Fibre Channel networking, MIL-STD-1553 interfaces, low-latency digital switches and Mezzanine-based I/O products. For more information, visit

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