AdvancedIO Systems announces rugged dual front-panel 10-Gigabit Ethernet XMC module

SAN DIEGO, 2 June 2009. AdvancedIO Systems, maker of high-bandwidth connectivity solutions optimized for decision-critical applications, announced its V1121 conduction-cooled 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) XMC module with dual front-panel optical interfaces during the 2009 Military & Aerospace Electronics Forum in San Diego.

Jun 2nd, 2009

SAN DIEGO, 2 June 2009. AdvancedIO Systems, maker of high-bandwidth connectivity solutions optimized for decision-critical applications, announced its V1121 conduction-cooled 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) XMC module with dual front-panel optical interfaces during the 2009 Military & Aerospace Electronics Forum in San Diego.

The V1121 brings open standards-based connectivity to real-time high-bandwidth applications operating in harsh physical environments where long cable runs or challenging electromagnetic interference (EMI) concerns preclude the use of copper-based interconnects.

The V1121's programmability, supported by AdvancedIO's expressXG FPGA framework, enables the integration of application and pre-processing functionality directly into the 10GbE fat pipe, says a company reprsentative. This capability solves connectivity bottlenecks that are particularly prevalent in demanding C4ISR applications, including situational awareness, signals intelligence, and network security.

"Customers have determined—sometimes as a result of painful previous experiences like running cables through exterior bulkheads in harsh environments—that copper interconnects present too many challenges," notes Rob Kraft, vice president of marketing at AdvancedIO Systems. "In these situations, optical links provide a far simpler alternative."

The V1121 is the newest member of AdvancedIO's V1100 family of conduction-cooled XMC products for real-time 10GbE connectivity and packet processing. Built with a Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA, it shares the same architecture as other field-proven AdvancedIO 10GbE products. The V1121 also has two SFP+ optical 10GbE interfaces, independent banks of memory for buffering packets, and additional interfaces to facilitate synchronization and time stamping. The module interfaces to the host fabric via PCI Express.

The V1121 will be available Q3 2009. Air-cooled versions are also available.

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