Electronic Design

Embedded: Fibre Channel Chip Rips Along At 4 Gbits/s

The VSC7196 is a 22-port, accelerated JBOD (Just a Bunch of Disks) controller. It handles 1-, 2-, and 4-Gbit/s links. Also, it supports the dynamic collapsing ring architecture with automatic fault detection, isolation, and recovery. The controller costs $80.

Vitesse Semiconductor Corp.

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