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DSS Networks Announced a New Network Product – a Gigabit Ethernet Network Processor Supporting Fiber, Copper and Backplane Interfaces on a Processor PMC with MPC8540

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Irvine, CA (PRWEB) November 3, 2005

DSS Networks announces another innovative and differentiated board level product — offering an extreme high-performance 3-port Ethernet (2 Gigabit and one 10/100) processor PMC Network Engine on a highly integrated Vita 32 compliant Processor PMC card form factor demonstrating our continued commitment to quality board level network products targeted for OEMs and Systems Integrators in embedded and real-time systems applications for Military, Telecom and Datacenter applications.


GigPr-PMC – Model 7463. The model 7463 features an onboard 833 MHZ Freescale 8540 processor, 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports using SFP (mini-GBICs) supporting both 1000 Base-X and 1000-Base T in gigabit mode. It is designed to be used as an embedded Network Processor Engine for offloading the primary management processor of network intensive computing and network I/O tasks. Natively, the Model 7463 runs the popular Linux 2.4/2.6 operating System which contains a rich protocol stack suite including TCP/UDP/IP, SNMP agent, Web Browser and Network Router among other network facilities. A full Open Source SDK is available with this product. Two of the Ethernet ports have onboard SFP connectors which support both fiber and copper plug in modules or 1000-Base-X backplane connections. The 3rd port is a 10/100 Ethernet connected both to an external RJ-45 or PICMG 2.15 compliant backplane also on the JN4 connector.


The Model 7463 supports up to 512MB of DDR333 memory and 32 MB of Flash for an embedded onboard operating system. It can be operated in both Monarch and non-Monarch modes. Additionally, it also provides a serial port available through unused pins on the RJ-45 with a splitter cable provided. Both 1000-Base-X Gigabit ports as well as the 10/100 Ethernet port have front panel or backplane configurable options and are routed to the JN4 connector for 2.15 compliant backplane applications. Possible board-level configurations for the Model 7473 include use as a standalone processor, as co-processors hosted by a SBC with 1394 compliant PMC sites or as a dual processor configuration on a Compact PCI or VME carrier card.


Extreme performance and features: The Model 7463 is capable of running all Gigabit and 10/100 ports Ethernet ports at wire-speed and includes a PCI-X host-bus interface throughput of up to 490 MB/sec depending on SBC and System Controller used.


The Model 7463 GigPr-PMC is available with an OEM Developers Kit containing a Linux 2.4 operating system, BSP and boot loader. It also supports a JTAG debug interface and can be used with Open Source Linux, Metrowerks or VxWorks development tool chains.


DSS Networks, Inc. is a privately funded company located in Lake Forest CA and designs and manufactures embedded high-performance next generation Broadband Networking products based on network, bus and backplane technologies including Gigabit Ethernet, 10-Gigabit Ethernet, PCI-Express, PCI-X, OC-48 and CWDM/DWDM. For more information, please visit our website at