Systran Corporation, developer of the FibreXtreme Serial FPDP data link, introduced the new FibreXtreme SL100 series. SL100 is a second-generation Serial FPDP product, combining the high-bandwidth and low-latency of the original FibreXtreme with a built-in bi-directional capability and support for various point-to-point, broadcast, and master ring topologies.
FibreXtreme SL100 is based on the Serial FPDP protocol, an emerging high-speed communication standard pioneered by Systran Corporation. The SL100 provides a full 105 MB/sec sustained throughput in each direction over fiber optic media. In addition to point-to-point, the SL100 also supports broadcast chain and single/multiple master ring topologies.
FibreXtreme was designed for use in advanced DSP systems and other environments requiring high-bandwidth low latency data transfers. The protocol's low overhead utilizes over 99% of the physical link's maximum bandwidth, providing sustainable and continuous 105 MB/sec operation. When used as a parallel FPDP extender, FibreXtreme SL100 boards can handle data bursts of up to 160 MB/sec and can extend FPDP connections to distances of up to 10 km.
The FibreXtreme SL100 is available in a variety of form factors, including Common Mezzanine Card (CMC) for custom design requirements, PCI, PMC, and a VME6U configuration with a standard parallel FPDP front-end. All FibreXtreme boards are available with short-wave laser and long-wave laser media interfaces.
Systran's FibreXtreme SL100 Series is also compatible with Systran's LinkXchange LX1500 Crossbar Switch. The LX1500 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 LinkXchange LX1500 can connect up to 32 devices using a combination of SWL or LWL media port cards.
Located in Dayton, Ohio, 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. Systran offers computer data communications products to support corporate and military clients.