Military Embedded Systems

I'll take data capture and processing for 240 Gbps, Alex

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June 22, 2011

Sharon Hess

Military Embedded Systems

Chris A. Cuifo

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

I'll take data capture and processing for 240 Gbps, Alex

OK it's not really the Alex Trebek-hosted TV game show "Jeopardy"; it's real warfighter jeopardy, and the Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) processing arena is paramount in capturing and processing vast volumes of mission-critical data.

OK it’s not really the Alex Trebek-hosted TV game show “Jeopardy”; it’s real warfighter jeopardy, and the Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) processing arena is paramount in capturing and processing vast volumes of mission-critical data. Accordingly, stepping into the fore is Annapolis Micro Systems, Inc.’s multi-stream capable Dual 40/100Gbit CFP Transceiver Board, rendering real-time data processing, buffering, capture, and/or transmission facilitated in two ways: either six 40 GbE streams on a card or via a duo of 100 GbE streams on a card. Annapolis credits the either one- or two-Altera Stratix IV GT EP4S100G5 FPGA configuration as a key factor in the board’s ability to satisfy the need for speed. Combine those FPGAs with up to 36 GB of DDR3 DRAM in an up-to-eight 72-bit port array and fold in a 160 x 160 high-speed crossbar and watch this transceiver board roar.

And that’s not all. The transceiver board’s cage interfaces are compatible with the 100Gbit UTU4, QDR InfiniBand, and SDH/OTU3 protocols, and the board’s 68 high-bandwidth full duplex serial I/O connections (at 11.3 Gbps) facilitate mating to Annapolis’ WILDSTAR 5 Blade for IBM BladeCenter. This serial I/O connectivity enables a received-data bandwidth up to a blazing 240 Gbps, and said data can then be transmitted and processed by up to eight Tilera Network Processors or FPGAs housed on WILDSTAR 5 Blade for IBM BladeCenter. The important thing here is that data reduction and data filtering are no longer needed with this transceiver board.

 

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