GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms unveils new fiber Gigabit Ethernet AdvancedMCs

NOVEMBER 1, 2007 -- The Telum GE-QLX offers two- or four-port 1000Base-LX Gigabit Ethernet support while the Telum GE-QSX offers two- or four-port 1000Base-SX Gigabit Ethernet support.

NOVEMBER 1, 2007 -- GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms (search for GE Fanuc) has announced the Telum GE-QLX/QSX Gigabit Ethernet AdvancedMC. Designed for any telecommunications, enterprise, or military/aerospace application using an AdvancedTCA or MicroTCA platform with a requirement for additional Ethernet links and fiber media, the Telum GE-QLX offers two- or four-port 1000Base-LX Gigabit Ethernet support while the Telum GE-QSX offers two- or four-port 1000Base-SX Gigabit Ethernet support.

According to Rubin Dhillon, global product manager of communications product management at GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, "The Telum GE-QLX and Telum GE-QSX are specifically designed to maximize system design flexibility and port density, provide the leading-edge performance of Gigabit Ethernet, and deliver the maximum reliability through support for fiber-optic communications. They are the perfect complement to our recently announced MP-2000 and MP-3000 application-ready MicroTCA modular platforms."

Telum Gigabit Ethernet AMC modules are high-density, low-cost network interface cards that expand ATCA or MicroTCA network connectivity. The Telum family of Gigabit Ethernet AdvancedMC products now offers support for 10/100/1000Base-T, 1000Base-SX, and 1000Base-LX.

The ability of the Telum GE-QSX and Telum GE-QLX to help system designers deliver superior performance derives from the two products' implementation of an x4 PCI Express bus and from the inclusion of TCP CRC and segmentation offloading to reduce CPU utilization. Security is possible through the use of up to 4,096 integral VLANs, which allow not only traffic segregation but also the addition of QoS tags to packets for prioritization, while maximum reliability and uptime is delivered through support for an IPMI v1.5-compliant Module Management Controller subsystem.

Both hot-swappable, field-replaceable modules feature single-width AMC.0 form factor, conform to the AMC.1 specification, and are available with either mid-size or full-size front panels. To simplify system integration, the Telum GE-QLX/QSX supports a set of software drivers that are compatible with a carrier-grade Linux operating system. Driver support for other operating systems may be optionally available.

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