SOURCE: SANBlaze Technology

April 17, 2008 12:52 ET

SANBlaze Technology Introduces AdvancedTCA PCI Express Expansion Blade

Company Also Announces RTM Expansion Product for SAS and PCIe I/O Expansion

MAYNARD, MA--(Marketwire - April 17, 2008) - SANBlaze Technology, Inc., a leading provider of storage solutions for the embedded computing market, today announced the SB-ATCA1010™, an AdvancedTCA carrier blade that provides PCI-express expansion with four AdvancedMC slots.

The SANBlaze SB-ATCA1010 features a 2.5GHz PCI express switch, which ties together four front AMC slots with the RTM zone-3 connector. AMC slots are configurable as either upstream or downstream PCIe ports via shelf management commands.

The SB-ATCA1010 blade accommodates up to four mid height (MH) modules, and is wired with AMC.1 PCIe signaling. Users may populate the AMC slots with a wide variety of PCI compliant devices, including AMC storage access products such as Fibre Channel or SAS/SATA with embedded disk drives.

SANBlaze also announced the SB-ARTM403™, an RTM that can be paired with the ATCA1010 to create a complete solution for in-chassis PC Express expansion. The RTM module features both SAS and PCI external ports.

"We see single board computer (SBC) designers struggling to fit multi-core CPU technologies and all the memory, disks, and support logic on a single ATCA blade. Real-estate or power limits mean some functions won't make the final cut, so the SBC may lack functions or enough AMC slots to be the perfect application fit," said Steve Looby, Director of Product Management at SANBlaze Technology. "The ATCA1010 allows designers to expand SBC functionality on an adjacent ATCA blade, and populate with AMC modules that optimize its fitness for an application. When the application warrants it, customers can easily scale SBC functions with virtually any off-the-shelf PCIe I/O AMC module."

The ATCA-1010 and ARTM403 are sampling now, with General Availability in May 2008.

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