Designed to comply with the latest PCI specifications, the Fastcom: SuperFSCC/4-LVDS Universal PCI (PCI version 2.3) adapter will operate in both 5V and 3.3V PCI slots. This means the card will work in the high speed PCI-X slots commonly found in most new servers, as well as the standard PCI slots in desktop PC’s. This flexibility allows for a single serial interface board to be used across a wide range of different types of computers including both current and future computing systems. The Fastcom: SuperFSCC/4-LVDS adapter is the one of the most advanced synchronous communications adapters in the industry, supporting data rates up to 50 Mbit/s1. The Fastcom: SuperFSCC/4-LVDS is a four channel adapter, with each one being individually configurable to use HDLC/SDLC, ASYNC (using FC950 UARTS), or Fastcom®: X-Sync protocols. Although similar to the ESCC and SuperFastcom families of adapters, the SuperFSCC/4-LVDS expands on our previous adapters. The most notable expansion is the longevity of the components of the board. Faced with the inevitability of obsolescence, Commtech decided to put an end to the lifespan problems that plague most computing customers. We designed a serial communications controller with our customers’ needs in mind, and built a card around it. Wholly designed and owned by Commtech, Inc, this FPGA based SCC has most of the features that you are used to seeing in a quality Fastcom product. It also includes a few new features that come directly from customer requests. If the existing FPGA technology is ever discontinued by the chip manufacturer, the design can simply be re-targeted to the next generation of FPGA chip with no impact on compatibility.
1This is possible as long as the operating parameters are within reason. For instance, you cannot expect to perform continuous, full duplex operation at 50 Mbit/s with 2 byte frames. This will require reasonable sized frames with a minimum size of around 1024 bytes. If you have any question about whether the card can meet your needs, please contact Technical Support.