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Fibre Channel for Mass Storage by Ralph H. Thornburgh

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5.1. CONTROLLER IC's

5.1.1. Overview

Hewlett-Packard began shipping the TACHYON IC in early 1995 and today, TACHYON is the industry's leading Fibre Channel controller. HP has carried this leadership forward with the Tachyon TL IC, a 64-bit PCI-to-Fibre Channel controller, that focuses on arbritrated loop topologies for cost-effective, Fibre Channel mass storage designs. Both of these IC's implement the TACHYON family architecture, which is a complete hardware-based design that delivers on the true performance capabilities of Fibre Channel.

5.1.2. TACHYON

Controller IC

HPFC-5000C

The Industry's Leading Fibre Channel Controller IC

5.1.2.1. Product Highlights
  • Single chip Fibre Channel interface

  • Supports both networking and mass storage implementations ...

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