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Agilent controller IC offers error detection

Posted: 05 Nov 2003 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:agilent technologies? fiber channel controller ic? hpfc-5600? tachyon dx2+?

Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced what it claims is the industry's first 2Gbps dual-channel Fiber Channel controller IC to include error detection code (EDC) for early detection of data corruption in storage subsystems. The HPFC-5600 Tachyon DX2+ uses EDC to flag the data error and inform the memory subsystem's software driver. The driver can then take corrective measures to recover the I/O.

The dual-channel 2Gbps single-chip's EDC algorithm maintains the SCSI command structure and architecture model, and enables EDC to stay with the data for its entire life within the storage array. It allows a protection domain to be initiated, propagated and terminated by using a standard mechanism to guard the data.

Supporting dual-channel, full duplex Fiber Channel port operation, the device interfaces to the industry-standard 33MHz and 66MHz PCI and 66/100/133 MHz PCI-X (enhanced PCI) bus architecture with 32 and 64-bit support.

Also available are the complementary Tachyon software development kit v3.3 and Fiber Channel adapter boards based on the dual-channel Tachyon DX2+ architecture.





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