Our Fibre Channel products support most popular avionics Upper Layer protocols including FC-AE-ASM, FC-AE-1553, FC-AE-RDMA and FC-AE-AV. All AIT Fibre Channel modules utilize multiple processors with large onboard RAM. An onboard processor runs the driver software, minimizing host CPU interaction, enabling autonomous operation with minimal interaction during time-critical applications.
The Fibre Channel products use our Simulyzer™ technology that enables the hardware to simultaneously perform Fibre Channel data generation and Fibre Channel monitoring on the same physical board. The Fibre Channel test products include full-function device driver software for the most popular operating systems, an application interface supporting development environments, as well as a comprehensive set of source code examples.
- Dual Port Data Generator operating at full line rates
- Dual Port Analyzer with nanosecond resolution
- IRIG-B Time Code Encoder/Decoder for syncronization
- Physical Bus Replay to reconstruct previously recorded data
- Live Data Capture to display FC data in real-time
- fcXplorer Test, Analysis, and Visualization Tool
- Data Corruptor™ for dynamically changing FC data on a link
Fibre Channel Test & Simulation Interface for PCI Express
Fibre Channel XMC Interface Module
Fibre Channel PXI Express Test & Simulation Instrument
Fibre Channel Test & Simulation Interface for PCI
Fibre Channel Test & Simulation Interface for PCI-X
fcXplorer and the FC SDK
fcXplorer, AIT’s Fibre Channel Simulator and Analyzer Test Software provides an intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI) for AIT’s Fibre Channel Simulyzer™ interface modules. fcXplorer troubleshoots, optimizes, plans and configures Fibre Channel traffic loading. Low- and High-level protocol analysis features provide capture, filter, time stamp and interpretation of Fibre Channel traffic and generation of advanced statistics. fcXplorer can alert engineers to potential performance and configuration problems allowing users to quickly identify and remedy any anomalous network condition.
AIT’s Fibre Channel Software Development Kit provides a complete suite of software Application Programmer Interfaces (APIs) and tools to support intuitive and effective access to the features and functions of the AIT Simulyzer™ hardware modules. The SDK provides examples and support for upper layer protocols inlcuding ASM, RDMA, CLBM, and FCLP.
Fibre Channel Analyzer
Cipher, AIT’s Fibre Channel (as well as Ethernet & Firewire) analyzer application, provides data capture and advanced analysis tools to help users capture, view, analyze, and diagnose network issues easily and efficiently. Cipher provides users with the ability to define “protocol decoders” to be used for decoding proprietary and application specific protocols and message fields. Additionally, Cipher is built to handle the large amounts of data common when working with high speed network technologies such as Fibre Channel.
Network Interface Controllers
In support of Fibre Channel network interface requirements for simulation and network communications applications, AIT provides multiple NIC module options for supporting upper layer protocols such as:
Fibre Channel Switching & Interconnect
Fibre Channel Switches
In support of lab and system integration applications, we provide a 16-port Fibre Channel/HS1760 Lab switch. For airborne & rugged applications, a 2-port Fibre Channel/HS1760 Compact PCI switch is provided.
Key Switch Features:
- AS5653 Compliant
- Up to 16 port supported (in Lab switch)
- Non-blocking switches with support for 1.0625 Gbps on each port
- FPGA based design (Also available as an IP Core)
High Speed Digital Switch Matrix & Optical Power Management
In support of interconnect in system integration and lab applications, and also in support of optical power management (measurement and attenuation of optical signals), a protocol independent (physical layer) switch matrix and power management system, VERTA, is provided.
- Optical Power Management
- Concurrent & Parallel Test
- Flexibility of UUT and Tester interconnect
- Optical and Copper Fibre Channel
- 1, 2, and 4 Gbit/s Fibre Channel