Berkeley, Calif.Signaling infrastructure components vendor Adax Inc. is pre-announcing the company's first AMC (AdvancedMC) protocol controller card. Previously available in PCI, PMC (PCI mezzanine card), and PCIe (PCI Express) versions, the HDCII-AMC is slated for I/O-intensive telecom applications.
Adax's latest product, when it ships later this year, will provide the performance offered by AMC and ATCA (Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture). As such, it should fill the bill for designers of signaling gateways, media gateway controllers, and SGSN, GGSN, MSC, HLR/VLR, and BSS nodes in next-generation networks.
The HDCII-AMC will comprise a high-density narrow-band channelized controller. The HDCII-AMC I/O card will offer TEMs (telecomm equipment manufacturers) a platform for building modular telecom systems that can be quickly and cost-effectively designed, manufactured, scaled, upgraded, and serviced.
It should serve well in wireless and wire-line telecom designs, as well as in converging PSTN (public switched telephone network) and IP (Internet protocol) network platforms. The full-height AMC card will support conventional SS7 (Common Channel Signaling System No. 7), Annex A HSL, and SCTP (Stream Control Transmission Protocol) acceleration protocols.
For High-Density Installations
Up to four HDCII-AMC modules will be able to be mounted with an AdvancedTCA carrier card, for a high density ATCA signaling blade. This modular signaling approach will also be able to be scaled and upgraded, and reduce overall time-to-market. The HDCII-AMC will also be hot-swappable, letting service providers upgrade ATCA systems without removing entire blades.
The HDCII-AMC will also support multi-protocol interfaces and IPMI (Internet protocol Multicast Initiative, as defined in the PICMG 2.9 specs), system management. These benefits will let TEMs focus time and efforts on applications rather than a platform, restoring TEM competitive advantages while lowering costs to operators.
The HDCII-AMC will also be dynamically configurable. It will deliver up to 124 channels of multiple protocols, including SS7 MTP2, SCTP acceleration, LAPB/D/V5, frame relay, X.25, and HDLC per card. The card will feature one x4 PCIe interface, and two Gigabit Ethernet 1000Base-BX SerDes (serializer-de-serializer) ports.
In addition, since Adax driver software is consistent across all HDCII board formats, existing Adax users will be able to seamlessly transition to the HDCII-AMC without altering current applications.
Availability of the HDCII-AMC is scheduled for the third quarter of this year.
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