AIM’s Fibre Channel test, simulation and analysis modules use our field proven Common Core hardware design giving you the best performance, best feature set and highest functional integration on the market. The use of SoC (System on Chip) based core designs with one dual core RISC processor per port, massive and scalable DDR3 memory and IRIG-B time encoder/decoder functions are standard.
The new ultra high performance intelligent 4-lane PCIe 2.0 interface modules offer 2 ports with full function test, simulation, monitoring and analyzer functions for Fibre Channel networks. The dual core processor provides onboard processing and data transfer capabilities for the most demanding Fibre Channel applications including upper layer protocol support done on board level.
Large and high data throughput DDR3 RAM is accessible for the onboard processor as is a high performance FPGA implementing the customized Fibre Channel interfaces enabling the board to analyze incoming and modify outgoing data in real time. Each module provides 2 Fibre Channel compliant full duplex ports, implementing the full link level services. SFP cages make it suitable for different media types as optical or electrical network technologies.
Ports operate either in Traffic Simulator or Analyzer/Monitor mode with support for port related Frame Statistics. Sophisticated packet capturing mechanism and monitoring features are complimented with powerful triggering and filtering capabilities.
The modules provide Fibre Channel compliant Interface Logic with analyzer function which supports the Link service Classes 1, 2 and 3. All Link Level Parameters for the Fibre Channel communication are user-definable.
Each port provides 4GByte of low power DDR3 RAM, summarizing to 8GB for the complete module. These huge memory resources support large receive buffers and allow complex transmit scenarios onboard.
Each module is delivered with a Board Software Package (BSP) containing the onboard driver software, a full Application Programming Interface (API) and detailed getting started and programming guides. Powerful PBA.pro databus test and analysis software is optionally available for all our Fibre Channel modules.
The PBA.pro is a framework focusing on Test, Simulation and Integration under Windows and Linux offering FC-2 Analyzer functionality including decoding of Payload Data.