Telecom card helps to customize applications - Embedded.com

Telecom card helps to customize applications

Rochester, N.Y. &#151 The Ipnexus CPC300, a PCI telecom mezzanine card (PTMC) from Performance Technologies, Inc., serves as an advanced carrier blade that works with a wide array of PTMC modules, including telecom I/O and DSP cards and packet processing modules. The aim of the card is to give system integrators the flexibility they need to easily customize their application.

The card carries two PTMC sites that comply with PICMG 2.15, a 667-MHz PowerPC processor, TCP acceleration hardware, onboard Gigabit Ethernet switch, and support for full throughput of H.110 and PICMG 2.16 backplanes. The CPC300 also shares a common architecture with Performance Technologies' CPC324 and CPC308 TDM/IP edge communication processors. These provide fully programmable T1/E1/J1 interfaces. Moreover, they allow system integrators to merge legacy TDM and emerging IP networks into one subsystem.

The CPC300 comes with NexusWare Core, a Linux-based board support package (BSP) that serves as a development, integration, and management environment. In particular, the BSP features a suite of carrier-grade device drivers as well as a set of APIs for accessing onboard resources. Together, the card and BSP can be used to build media and signaling gateways; wireless infrastructure, IP media, or telecom switching and routing equipment; or SS7 network elements. Cross development support for Linux, Windows, and Solaris platforms is also provided.

Prices for the CPC300 start at $4,695. The card available now.

Performance Technologies, Inc. 1-585-256-0200, www.pt.com

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