Interphase Intros ATCA
Building on the company’s expertise of providing best of breed I/O offerings, the Interphase AdvancedTCA and AdvancedMC portfolio includes a 10 Gigabit Ethernet carrier card, network interface cards, communication processors, network processors and security processors.
“AdvancedTCA architecture is already delivering significant benefits to the telecom industry, providing a common platform for carrier grade systems, and MicroTCA will soon extend its reach into telecom, enterprise and defense industries as well,” said Simon Stanley Principal Consultant, Earlswood Marketing. “Interphase’s strong portfolio of intelligent AdvancedTCA and AdvancedMC products enables rapid OEM deployments across a broad spectrum of applications, especially emerging network platforms such as IMS and 3G.”
“Interphase is extending its leadership through this extensive line-up of new AdvancedTCA and AdvancedMC offerings to enable deployment of robust network infrastructure elements for the delivery of leading edge services,” said Greg Kalush, president and CEO of Interphase Corporation. “The adoption of AdvancedMCs not only signals a new technology insertion point for telecom OEMs, but provides an essential mechanism to gracefully extend existing networks and migrate to packet-based networks cost-effectively.”
In a separate release:
Interphase Corporation (NASDAQ: INPH), a leading international supplier of next-generation networking technologies, today announced the availability of the iSPAN 3639 AdvancedMC T1/E1/J1 Communications Controller. The new AdvancedMC adapter, which offers four or eight T1/E1 ports with Gigabit Ethernet and PCI-Express connectivity to the AdvancedMC connector, is an ideal solution for AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA media and signaling applications such as serving GPRS support nodes (SGSN), home subscriber servers (HSS), media gateways, home location registers (HLR), SMS servers, MMS servers, mobile switching center servers, and IP-private branch exchanges (IP-PBX).
Designed for use in AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA platforms, the Interphase 3639 product features four or eight individually software selectable T1/E1/J1 ports available on either the front or rear, a powerful on-board Freescale MPC8560 PowerQUICC III 800MHz processor, and on-board support for multiple network protocols and protocol interworking. The iSPAN 3639 also supports AMC.1 connectivity for PCI Express and AMC.2 connectivity for Gigabit Ethernet, with future support for on-board I-TDM encapsulation to interwork TDM and IP protocols. The iSPAN 3639 is offered with a robust iWARE software development suite spanning multiple protocols and operating systems, along with configuration and diagnostic tools. The iWARE software development suite is also pre-integrated and tested with multiple 3rd party higher layer protocol offerings, including the industry-leading Trillium protocol stacks from Continuous Computing.
“Telecom Equipment Manufacturers (TEMs) are well on their way to adopting and incorporating AdvancedTCA and AdvancedMC technology into their solutions,” said Garrett Choi, general manager of the Trillium business unit at Continuous Computing. “Our partnership with Interphase offers TEMs best of breed hardware and high quality Trillium protocol software for narrowband, high speed links and SS7 over ATM support.”
“Signaling and media solutions in the wireless and wireline infrastructure need to support new packet-based networks in tandem with support for existing TDM infrastructure,” said Prasad Kallur, vice president of strategic marketing at Interphase Corporation. “The iSPAN 3639 responds to the needs of telecom OEMs, with its ability to bridge diverse networks, in a high-performance, cost-effective and software-rich building block.”