8.1. Hewlett-Packard’s Fibre Channel Chips
Hewlett-Packard began shipping the Tachyon IC in early 1995; today it is the industry’s leading Fibre Channel controller. From this evolved the Tachyon TL IC, a 64-bit PCI-to-Fibre Channel controller that focuses on arbitrated loop topologies for cost-effective, Fibre Channel mass storage designs. Both of these ICs implement the Tachyon family architecture.
8.1.2. Tachyon HPFC-5000C
18.104.22.168. Product Highlights
Single chip Fibre Channel interface
Supports both networking and mass storage implementations
Complete hardware-based design optimized for Fibre Channel
Released to production June 1996
The Tachyon controller IC, HPFC-5000C, supports arbitrated loop, fabric, ...