Sustained Recording and Playback
The StreamStor® Amazon Express storage controller provides recording and playback capability at more than 600 MB/s. Support is provided for up to 16 SATA disk drives for a maximum total capacity of 16 terabytes (using 1 TB disk drives). With the appropriate disk drives, the Amazon Express controller can provide more than seven hours of recording or playback capability at 600 MB/s.
Using direct card-to-card transfers over the PCI Express bus or direct data input from available external digital interfaces, the Amazon Express provides reliable and sustained recording or playback without the threat of host software or OS bottlenecks. With an on-board PowerPC processor, real-time operating system, and StreamStor® data engine, the Amazon Express operates independently of the host to provide guaranteed performance without interruption.
The Amazon Express has been specifically designed to support high-speed data streaming applications such as:
- Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
- High speed data acquisition
- Radar and sonar
- Medical imaging
- Satellite download
- High resolution video
- Waveform generation
The Amazon Express is a full-size PCI Express card that can be installed in nearly any standard PC with open PCI Express slots. The controller also supports advanced StreamStor® functionality including circular recording (wrap mode) and direct recording from PCI, PCI-X, and PCI Express sources.
Available Mezzanine Interface Boards
The StreamStor® SDK provides drivers and a complete programming library for Windows or Linux operating systems. A recording application and many example programs are included. Advanced features such as circular buffer, partitioning, multi-channel, etc. are available through functions in the StreamStor® software library. Contact your Conduant sales representative for more information on other available features and software.
The Amazon Express supports nearly any SATA disk drive on the market. This includes notebook disk drives (2.5″), desktop disk drives (3.5″), rugged hard drives, and solid-state (flash) drives. Amazon Express is also available in system configurations ranging from portables to large rack-mount systems capable of housing multiple recorders. Contact your sales representative for more information.
The StreamStor® SFPDP mezzanine board can be used with compatible StreamStor® controllers to provide direct data input from Serial FPDP (Serial Front Panel Data Port) or other optical data protocols. When combined with a StreamStor® controller such as Amazon, this interface can provide data input performance of up to 500 MB/s.
With its four independent optical ports, the SFPDP mezzanine board can support recording of up to four incoming data streams. The board can be ordered with support for data rates from 1.06 to 2.5 Gbps and wavelengths of 850nm or 1300nm to support cable lengths of up to 25km. The board uses industry standard LC optical connector style for easy connection to compatible data sources.
Standard support is provided for the Serial FPDP protocol (ANSI/VITA 17.1-2003), which is a highly specialized protocol optimized for maximum data rates and minimum overhead. With all packet formation and management performed by the hardware, there is no latency or other delays to affect data transmission performance. Combined with StreamStor® storage controllers, this data interface provides a reliable and sustainable high speed data recording and playback solution. Other protocols can be supported with updates to the on-board Altera Stratix FPGA hardware. The flexibility of programmable logic makes it possible to customize the hardware to each unique application.
The serial FPDP protocol is defined by the ANSI / VITA 17.1-2003 standard. The standard is available for a small fee online at www.vita.com. Conduant Corporation also provides hardware source code to customers who wish to implement Serial FPDP on their own FPGA-based circuit boards. Please contact your Conduant sales representative for more details.
SFPDP-4240 (4 port, 850nm, 2.5 Gb) ……………….. PN 400300040
SFPDP-4100 (4 port, 850nm, 1.06 Gb) ………………. PN 400300041
SFPDP-2240 (2 port, 850nm, 2.5 Gb) ……………….. PN 400300035