SCRAMNet+ PMC network interface card now available.DAYTON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 1, 1996--SYSTRAN Corp., developer of the SCRAMNet real-time computer communications network, today unveiled a SCRAMNet+ Network interface card based on the PMC (1) See Portable Media Center.
(2) (PCI Mezzanine Card) A PCI-based mezzanine card that is widely adapted to VMEbus, CompactPCI and PCI cards. (PCI Mezzanine Card (hardware) PCI Mezzanine Card - (PMC) A family of low profile mezzanine cards for VMEbus, Futurebus+, desktop computers and other computer systems with logical and electrical layers based on the Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) specification. PMC is defined in IEEE P1386. ) standard.
This product was developed in conjunction with Wright-Laboratory, Flight Dynamics Directorate, under a Phase II SBIR SBIR Small Business Innovation Research (program/grant)
SBIR Space Based Infra-Red
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SBIR Site Backsurface-referenced Ideal Plane/Range (silicon wafers) Contract (Small Business Innovative Research) and is the first in a series of technology transfer products. The SCRAMNet+ PMC interface is a spin-off product of the SCRAMNet-to-ATM Bridge which is in development and due for demonstration at Wright-Laboratory in the fall of 1996.
With the PMC interface, real-time system designers can combine the performance of the SCRAMNet+ Network with the price/performance advantages of any single board computer with an available PMC slot. SCRAMNet+ is used to develop real-time networks for applications such as simulation, telemetry, data acquisition, instrumentation & control, and process control.
The SCRAMNet+ PMC network interface features
-- 16.7 MBytes/sec of data throughput.
-- 250 nSec/node transport delay.
-- Automatic retry re·try
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-- Up to 4 MB of memory.
-- A custom ASIC chip which reduces the package to a single
-- Interrupts for status and memory interrupt events.
-- Event counter/timer with global reset for self-diagnostics,
network performance measurement, and synchronized global
-- Compatibility & interoperability with existing SCRAMNet
-- Auto-initialization, configurable via EEPROM (Electrically Erasable Programmable ROM) A rewritable memory chip that holds its content without power. Although EEPROMs spawned flash memory, EEPROMs are byte addressable at the write level, whereas flash chips must erase a block of bytes before rewriting. , minimizing
the number of hardware switches.
-- Fiber optic media.
The SCRAMNet+ interface for PMC-based computers is currently available with prices starting at $3,995 per node. SCRAMNet nodes are also available for VME (Virtual Machine Environment) An operating system from Fujitsu Services (formerly ICL) that runs on its Series 39 mainframes. Introduced in 1975, VME is a comprehensive product that provides a variety of utilities for datacenter operations. 3U, VME6U, VME9U, PCI (1) (Payment Card Industry) See PCI DSS.
(2) (Peripheral Component Interconnect) The most widely used I/O bus (peripheral bus). , EISA (Extended ISA) Pronounced "ee-suh." A PC bus standard that extends the 16-bit ISA bus (AT bus) to 32 bits and provides bus mastering. ISA cards can plug into an EISA slot. and Sbus. A Rehostable node is available for special requirements.
The SCRAMNet+ Network is a real-time communication system based on a replicated, shared-memory concept. SCRAMNet+ is optimized for the high-speed, 150 Mbits/sec. transfer of data between computers that are solving portions of the same real-time problem. Its ring configuration achieves microsecond application-to-application performance with zero software overhead.
Located at 4126 Linden Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45432-3068 USA, SYSTRAN SYSTRAN System Analysis Translator Corp. specializes in real-time shared-memory networking, Fibre Channel host bus adapters, I/O IP modules, and defense-related hardware/software research and development. The company's SCRAMNet Network is a leading real-time network, with thousands of nodes used in diverse applications throughout the world.
SCRAMNet is a registered trademark of SYSTRAN Corp.
CONTACT: SYSTRAN Corp., Dayton
Jeff Lawrence, 800/252-5601 x339
Mike McGlone, 800/252-5601 x302