An application-ready pre-validated platform promises to truncate development time for so-called high availability applications such as those found in data centers and telephone central offices using fault-tolerant, high-density components.
At the Intel Developer Forum and the Embedded Systems Conference, RadiSys Corp. announced something called RadiSys SYS50. It's billed as the industry's first integrated CompactPCI PICMG 2.16 platform. The company claims its SYS50 is for applications such as signaling, media gateways, VoIP gateways, switching and routing functions, and billing and storage servers.
The SYS50 an addition to a family of switched fabric blade products based on CompactPCI, CompactPCI 2.16, and ATCA form-factors. For its part, the SYS50 consists of a 9U chassis, Layer 2 switches, CPU blades, media modules, and platform management integrated with an operating system.
Key to the system's usefulness is that RadiSys pre-validates these building blocks to ensure compatibility. That's a nifty feature, as it means you won't need to spend development time performing validation testing of individual blocks from multiple vendors.
The SYS50 offers multiple modular slots per shelf that can be configured with any combination of CPU cards, I/O cards and/or media modules. The SYS50 also provides legacy cPCI support, including H.110, permitting you to configure legacy I/O boards with CPU boards that support standard CompactPCI interfaces and PICMG 2.16 interconnections. The system is available now priced at about $24,245. Contact RadiSys at 800-950-0044 for more information, or go to the company's Web site.--AMM (21 Oct. 2003)