Features Freescale PowerQUICC III processor and includes FPGA support for TDM switching
Interphase has released a new version of iSPAN 5639L Low-Profile PCI Express Multiprotocol Communications Controller, which is designed to provide network interfaces for application platforms that need to connect to TDM/ATM networks.
According to Interphase, the new revision of the 5639L enhances the portfolio of intelligent communication controllers, which are available as both COTS and custom offerings. The new offerings are available with a low-profile or a full-height face plate to fit in all PCIe rack-mounted servers, includes a thermal sensor to protect the card against over-heating, eliminates the need for NEBS-incompatible Y-cables by providing 4 T1/E1/J1 interfaces on 4 standard RJ45 connectors in a low-profile card.
In addition, it provides for multiple protocols simultaneously activated on the same card, specifically SS7 MTP2 (LSL, HSL), SAAL (including SSCOP and SSCF), ATM AAL5, frame relay, raw/transparent data transfers, and monitoring; and supports up to 124 SS7 low speed links, 4 high speed links, or 124 media channels.
The iSPAN 5639L features Freescale PowerQUICC III processor, includes FPGA support for TDM switching and provides Linux x86, Solaris x86 and Solaris SPARC support. It comes with iWARE Software Development Suite (SDS), including on-board support for multiple network protocols and protocol interworking and pre-integration with various third-party higher layer protocol offerings.
Marc DeVinney, vice president of Engineering at Interphase, said: “Over the past year, the iSPAN 5639L has field-proven that it is a cost-effective, reliable, and software-rich building block for a wide range of signaling nodes and monitoring services and for media termination and switching in host-based media processing applications. The updated version improves on this strong performance.”