Concurrent Technologies Rolls Out TP MS1/xxx Mass Storage Modules

Concurrent Technologies announces a 3U CompactPCI® mass storage module and optional expansion board, which together can support up to four 2.5″ Serial ATA300 (SATA-II) mass storage drives plus a CompactFlash[tm] site. The TP MS1/x11 SATA300 Controller board accommodates two drives plus a CompactFlash site. Expansion to three or four SATA300 drives is achieved by the addition of the TP MS1/100 Expansion board.

Concurrent Technologies TP MS1/xxx Mass Storage ModulesHardware and software RAID 0 and 1 is supported. This product enables the integration of SATA300 mass storage drives into a 3U CompactPCI system, where performance, functionality, power, space and cost are key elements. Commercial and extended temperature versions are now available and ruggedized air cooled versions will be available shortly; in harsher environments solid-state Flash drives or ruggedized rotating drives may be installed. The TP MS1/xxx family is ideal for a variety of applications particularly within the defence, industrial, and transportation markets.

The TP MS1/x11 SATA300 Controller board communicates with its host computer via the 3U CompactPCI backplane; the board can support 33MHz and 66MHz signaling speeds and has a build option for 32-bit or 64-bit backplanes. The Serial ATA interface supports transfer rates up to 300Mbytes/s per drive.

The TP MS1/x11 SATA300 Controller board and TP MS1/100 Expansion board fit into adjacent slots, communication between the boards is via a dual SATA cable. The CompactFlash site can be used simultaneously with all four SATA drives fitted. The CompactFlash interface transfer rates depend upon the access speed of the CompactFlash module fitted, typically up to 33Mbytes/s.

The TP MS1/x11 SATA300 Controller board can be used in conjunction with appropriate host computers such as Concurrent Technologies’ latest Intel® dual-core and Intel® Pentium® M processor based 3U CompactPCI boards. Like the TP MS1/xxx family, the Concurrent Technologies’ 3U single board computers are available in commercial and extended temperature versions, and some are available as ruggedized air-cooled and ruggedized conduction cooled versions.

About Concurrent Technologies
Concurrent Technologies is an international ISO 9001:2000 company specializing in the design and manufacture of commercial-off-the-shelf and custom designed industrial computer boards for critical embedded applications. The company, which was founded in 1985, has offices in the USA, UK and China as well as a worldwide distributor network. The company has a wide range of high performance Intel® processor based VME, VXS, CompactPCI® and AdvancedMC[tm] products, which are complemented by an extensive offering of PMC (PCI Mezzanine Card) products. Concurrent Technologies is an Affiliate Member with the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance, a community of communications and embedded developers and solution providers committed to the development of modular, standards-based solutions based on Intel technologies. For more information, please visit Concurrent Technologies complies to the RoHS 2002/95/EC directive.

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