The Pentek Model 4205 Fibre Channel VME board is based on a Motorola PowerPC MPC7455 processor and two programmable Xilinx Virtex-II FPGAs. The baseboard accommodates up to two VIM-2 (Velocity Interface Mezzanine) modules, one VIM-4 module, or one VIM-2 and one PMC (PCI Mezzanine Card) module.
I/O capabilities include built-in Ethernet, RS-232, VME64, dual RACE++ and a front-panel 1- or 2-Gigabit Fibre Channel interface. This Fibre Channel interface can be replaced as provisions were made for future development utilizing other high-speed interfaces such as Gigabit Ethernet, Serial FPDP and Rapid I/O. Any of these interfaces can be included without exceeding the one-slot configuration.
RACE++, a switch fabric data backplane, provides multiple paths between source and destination to reduce data congestion and bottlenecks
With the built-in front panel Ethernet interface, the 4205 can also act as a slot-one controller, thereby eliminating the need for an additional board.
The two on-board Xilinx Virtex-II Series XC2V1000 FPGAs contain hardware multipliers, logic constructs and memory resources to support digital signal processing applications such as demodulators, forward error-correction and digital filtering.
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