Electronic Design

Fabric Card Handles Switching In High-Availability Platforms

The CP-SFX8 Fabric Card gives designers a high-bandwidth solution for switching StarFabric in high-availability platforms. Because the card incorporates StarGen's SG1010 switch devices, users can implement a centralized fabric topology in a CompactPCI chassis. Available in a 6U design, the CP-SFX8 features eight links to a PICMG 2.17-compliant CompactPCI backplane. The unit supports up to eight node cards within the chassis. For fully redundant fault tolerance, the card also has two front panel links to connect to a second chassis. The CP-SFX8 card provides a per-port bandwidth of 5 Gbits/s and an aggregate bandwidth of 40 Gbits/s. A PMC site operates in monarch and nonmonarch mode. Targeted applications include automated test equipment, clustering, communications (media gateways, blade servers), industrial control/automation, medical imaging, military, PCI expansion, storage, and video/image processing. Pricing for the CP-SFX8 Fabric Card starts at $2500.

Aurora Technologies Inc.
www.auroratech.com; (508) 588-6110

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