Multi-purpose, Four-port Adapter Ideal for Network Server Applications
Performance Technologies , a leading developer of communication platforms and systems, today announced the release of its newest PCI Express-based synchronous serial card, the PCE335. The high-reliability, intelligent WAN adapter can be utilized in a wide range of applications for aerospace and defense, data centers, and telecommunications.
The PCE335 Intelligent Synchronous Serial WAN Communications Adapter is ideally suited for use within radar servers, frame relay access systems, high- speed modems, and other data and communication network devices. The four-port (2Mbps bi-directional), low profile form factor WAN adapter features a 266MHz Motorola MPC8270 PowerQUICC(TM) II processor that can simultaneously transmit a sustained 8Mbps maximum line speed.
This new offering from Performance Technologies provides developers of data and communication networks a fully compatible and programmable subsystem that is supported by the company's suite of NexusWare(R) WAN protocols (X.25, Frame Relay, HDLC, Radar Receiver/SBSI, Asynchronous Data Transfer, TADIL-B) that are compatible with operating systems including Linux(R), Windows(R), or Solaris(TM). The adapter can be easily configured to be used in both low profile and full height PCI Express-based servers.
The PCE335 provides current Performance Technologies' customers who utilize the company's PCI-based serial products a migration path to new PCI Express-based servers entering the market. "Developers and network designers will be looking for solutions that allow them to easily migrate their applications to these newer servers. Performance Technologies is able to provide OEMs and network integrators a flexible and open-ended solution for these PCI Express-based servers with our PCE335 and NexusWare WAN software," said Steven Wigent, access product manager for Performance Technologies.
Additionally, Performance Technologies offers the PCE385, a quad T1/E1/J1 PCI Express telecom adapter that is also compatible with PCI Express architecture.
The PCE335 is available in either RS-422 or RS-232 configurations. Beta versions are available now, with general availability for the product slated for fourth quarter 2007.
Technical specifications and a product photo can be found at www.pt.com/pce335.html.
About Performance Technologies (www.pt.com)
Performance Technologies is a global supplier of integrated IP-based platforms and solutions for advanced communications networks and innovative computer system architectures. Our Embedded Systems Group offers robust application-ready platforms that incorporate open-standards based software and hardware, providing significantly accelerated end product deployment benefits for equipment manufacturers. Our Signaling Systems Group offers the SEGway(TM) product suite, which includes IP STPs, SS7 over IP transport solutions, and signaling gateways that enable lower operating costs through utilization of IP networks, thereby creating competitive advantages for carriers in existing and emerging markets.
Performance Technologies is headquartered in Rochester, New York. Additional engineering facilities are located in San Diego and San Luis Obispo, California, and Kanata, Ontario, Canada.