Fibre Channel Controller Races At 4 Gb/s

May 1, 2004
Taking center stage as the industry's first 4 Gb/s Fibre Channel controller IC, the HPFC-5700A Tachyon DX4+ promises enhanced performance to designers of storage routers, host-bus adapters, and host-computer motherboards in mid- to high-end storage

Taking center stage as the industry's first 4 Gb/s Fibre Channel controller IC, the HPFC-5700A Tachyon DX4+ promises enhanced performance to designers of storage routers, host-bus adapters, and host-computer motherboards in mid- to high-end storage applications that use multiprocessor systems. The device provides T-10 data integrity field (DIF) support and a comprehensive API tool set including sample drivers. Addressing the amplified need to detect corrupted data at the faster data rate of 4 Gb/s, T-10 DIF coding provides detection and stays with the data for its entire life within the storage array. Coding enters the data stream when it enters the array and is removed before the data is presented to the end user. Other features include an integrated serializer/deserializer supporting 4, 2, and 1 Gb/s transfers with native support for 66-MHz PCI and 66/100/133-MHz PCI-X architectures. For further details and pricing, call AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES INC., Palo Alto, CA. (800) 235-0312.

Company: AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES INC.

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