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10-gig Ethernet module supports Linux, SFP+

Feb 21, 2008 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 3 views

Vancouver, BC-based real-time networking firm AdvancedIO Systems is shipping a Linux-compatible 10-Gigabit Ethernet connectivity and packet processing XMC/PMC module. The V1021 is designed for real-time computing applications, primarily in defense technology, such as radar, signals intelligence, and… sensor processing.

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The configurable V1021 is designed to connect real-time embedded systems to high-speed Ethernet networks, says AdvancedIO. As the latest member of the company's V1020 line of 10Gbps modules, the V1021 adds SFP+ (small form-factor pluggable) capability, enabling customers to use only a single chassis slot.

The V1021 module uses a standard VITA 42.3 XMC/PMC mezzanine module and PCI-X and PCI Express host interfaces, says the company, but it reduces size and cost due to its support for SFP+. This 10Gbps optical transceiver technology is said to be smaller, less power hungry, and to require fewer components than XFP optical transceivers.

The V1021 is said to offer customization via its Xilinx FPGA (field programmable gate array) chip, which enables in-field upgrades. It supports the udpXG communications protocol for offloading and streamXG data streaming acceleration cores, says AdvancedIO, and includes Linux- or VxWorks-based software designed for real-time applications.

Stated Rob Kraft, VP marketing for AdvancedIO, “By reducing the slot occupancy, we have enabled our customers to provide systems with more tightly coupled processing capability and data-plane Ethernet connectivity.”


The AdvancedIO V1021 is available immediately at an undisclosed price.

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