Eight-port 4x infiniband switch fits in a 1U rack-mount slot. The nonblocking switch supports cut-through and store and forward algorithms and has dual hot-swappable fans and power supplies. The aggregate switch bandwidth is 160 Gbits/s. The EIS-4008-CU starts at $4695.
RTOS targets TMS320 DSPs from Texas Instruments. EWA Technologies' BlackHawk division recently released its Talon OS Suite, which is designed for fast, out-of-the-box development. The POSIX-compliant real-time operating system (RTOS) integrates with TI's Code Composer Studio.
Fixed-point code generation is now supported by MatLab, cSimulink, Stateflow, and the Real-Time Workshop Embedded Coder products from The MathWorks. Embedded targets include the Motorola MPC555 and the TI C6000.
Chip cuts networking costs by requiring only memory and an external 10/100-Mbit/s Ethernet physical layer. NetSilicon's new 177-pin, 13- by 13-mm, 33-MHz NS7520 is only $7.95 in quantity. Both 46-MHz (−40°C to 85°C) and 55-MHz versions are available. Based on an ARM7 core, it includes a 13-channel direct-memory access, dual serial ports, and parallel I/O. Development software includes Green Hills' Multi 2000 integrated development environment or Microcros GNU X-Tools.