DATA Device Corporation (DDC) has launched its next generation of FibreACCESS Fibre Channel Network Adapters.
Available from Allied Data Systems Pty Ltd , the new FibreACCESS PMC modules offer all the functionality of the existing FibreACCESS Network Access Controllers (NACs) at lower cost and reduced power consumption.
A Rugged Low Profile transceiver option offers a footprint approximately 50% that of a standard small form factor optical transceiver, enabling military/aerospace customers to increase fibre optic cable bend radius while minimising overall size and weight.
Continuing DDC's history of military support, service and manufacturing capability, the FibreACCESS cards offer military-optimised features such as implicit login, Class 2 service and Extended Link Services.
The FibreACCESS supports lightweight, avionics-specific protocols such as ASM and RAW modes, standard Upper Layer Protocols (ULPs) such as TCP/IP and SCSI and custom ULPs.
DDC-developed Intellectual Property (IP) enables DDC to provide customisability and long life cycle support for military applications, while the FPGA-based design facilitates maintenance and functionality changes through firmware upgrades.