SCSI Target Mode Drivers have modular architecture.
January 3, 2006
- Embedded Target Mode Drivers (TMD) and upper level protocol stacks
are designed for use with QLogic's 4Gb Fibre Channel 2400 controller
ASIC and HBA products. OEM selects relevant controller chip, operating
system, and controller/motherboard processor for configuration of TMD
and optional SCSI upper level protocol stack, which are fully
functional and SANmark(TM) tested.
Breakthrough Systems Announces SCSI Target Mode Driver Support for New QLogic 2400 Series 4Gb Fibre Channel ASICs and HBAs
Colo., Oct. 3 / -- Breakthrough Systems has formally released their
latest generation of semi-custom Target Mode Drivers and upper level
protocol stacks for use with QLogic's new product line of 4Gb Fibre
Channel 2400 controller ASIC and HBA products.
Breakthrough has been the primary independent supplier of embedded
drivers for QLogic controller products to the storage OEM community for
over a decade. By providing semi-custom embedded drivers from their
modular library and architecture, the company reduces the upfront
expense to OEMs and at a sharply reduced time to market. By leveraging
Breakthrough's existing modular architecture they can also reduce the
inherent invention risk of coding a custom driver from scratch.
"We are happy to continue to have Breakthrough Systems as our Target
Mode Driver Support Partner," said Amit Vashi, senior director of
marketing, QLogic. "They have consistently delivered the highest levels
of quality and reliable drivers to our OEM
"QLogic has been our interface ASIC and HBA partner for many years,"
said John LoPorto, Breakthrough's CEO. "Their competitors offer example
target mode drivers that are minimally functional and essentially
extended ASIC documentation. The partnership between Breakthrough and
QLogic offers OEMs not only a fully functional and SANmark(TM) tested
Target Mode Driver but also the option to deliver advanced storage
networking features without tying up scarce OEM internal resources."
Breakthrough has existing modules for all of the most relevant instances of the five key parameters for architecting a TMD:
o Specific controller chip (i.e. ISP24XX)
o Operating System (Linux, RTLinux, Windows, Solaris, VxWorks and other embedded RTOS)
o Controller/Motherboard Processor (x86, Xscale/ARM, PPC, MIPS)
For a complete feature matrix, visit www.breakthroughsys.com/featurematrix.pdf
Options beyond the current matrix of modules are available on a custom quote basis.
Once an OEM selects the relevant values in each of these categories
Breakthrough can very quickly configure and test a semi-custom TMD and
optionally the SCSI upper level protocol stack cutting many months off
of the design cycle and allowing the OEM's own engineering team to
focus on their unique value add rather than on the fundamental storage
product connectivity issues.
For more information
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