FarSync OEM TE1 - the T1 and E1 PCI/PCI-X card with a Linux and Windows API
The FarSync OEM TE1 intelligent card provides an API to T1 or E1 G.703 and fractional T1 or E1 G.704 connectivity.
The intelligent FarSync OEM TE1 card brings comprehensive E1 and T1 support to Linux and Windows to allow your application full access to the E1 and T1 features available on the card. Full bandwidth on unstructured T1 and E1 G.703 lines, T1 and E1 fractional (G.703/G.704), HDLC framed and transparent operation are all supported with easy software configuration.
The FarSync OEM TE1 card and software is designed to provide high performance hardware communications solutions for companies who wish to quickly develop their own communications products without incurring the cost of having to develop and approve hardware. The Developers Toolkit is included with the product.
The G.703 transparent bitstream option available with the API is suitable for video and voice such as T-DMB (Digital Multimedia Broadcasting), DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) ETI (Ensemble Transport Interface - ETSI 300799).
The product includes support for the standard Windows SDCI API. This provides applications with direct access to the card's communications ports for bit synchronous (HDLC) framing, and transparent bitstream operation is provided. Full documentation and a sample application demonstrating both modes of operation is provided. The card installs seamlessly as a plug and play device under Windows 2000, XP or Server 2003 on both single and multiprocessor systems.
Support is included for the Linux Raw Sockets API that allows HDLC frames and transparent bitstreaming data to be sent and received. Full documentation, source code for the driver and a sample application demonstrating both modes of operation is provided. The card installs under Linux kernel series 2.4 and 2.6 on both single and multiprocessor 32 and 64 bit systems. The drivers are included as standard in the 2.4 and 2.6 kernels. Distributions by Redhat, SuSE, Slackware, Mandriva, Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu and many more are supported.
Both the modern RJ48C (RJ45) connectors and the traditional twin coax are available on the card so if you are not sure what connector type is going to be required, use the FarSync OEM TE1.
The FarSync OEM TE1 card is suitable for a very wide variety of applications, including for example:
If simple plug and go TCP/IP over PPP access is required then the FarSync WAN TE1 should be purchased, it includes support for the TCP/IP PPP and Frame Relay protocol stacks.
The card comprises an AMD processor with 1 Mbyte of on board no wait state 15ns SRAM. The whole memory space may be mapped via the PCI / PCI-X interface to the PC/Server.
The FarSync OEM T-Series cards and software provides support for an extended SDCI (Synchronous Dumb Card Interface) API. The API allows applications to exactly control the type of data sent and received in both bit synchronous (HDLC framed) data and transparent bitstream formats. The SDCI SDK contains everything a user needs to rapidly develop and test applications for such requirements as supporting specialist synchronous protocols or transparent data requirements such as Audio, MPEG Video, T-DMB and DAB ETI.
Drivers for the FarSync OEM TE1 cards are provided for Windows XP, 2000 and Server 2003. An easy to follow sample application with support for both modes of operation is provided complete with source code to illustrate how the interface can be used, see further information on the SDCI API.
Easy installation and fast configuration are features when using the SDCI Interface on Windows, On-line help, documentation and GUI based test utilities are provided. T-Series cards are 'plug-and-play' compatible supporting Windows XP, 2000 and Server 2003. Typically 12 or more cards can be supported on a single Server; the card limit is only dependent on the PCI slots resources available in the Server.
The Linux API allows applications to send and receive HDLC format (bitsync) frames and also transparent bit streams with the raw sockets based API. The sample application demonstrates both modes of operation.
Frame sizes up to 32 Kbytes are supported in HDLC mode to allow support for a wide variety of specialist synchronous protocols. The transparent bitstream mode is suitable for transparent data requirements such as Audio, MPEG Video, T-DMB and DAB ETI.
The source for the application and drivers is included, with the Linux API manual provided in pdf format. The driver is supported under kernel version 2.4 and 2.6 for both single CPU and SMP 32 and 64 bit machines. Typically 12 or more cards can be supported on a single Server; the card limit is only dependent on the PCI slots resources available in the Server, the maximum within Linux is 32. For further information on the API see the Linux Raw Sockets API Manual (pdf).
The FarSync OEM TE1 product includes:
New versions of the software are made available from the support page as they are released.
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Last updated: 21-Oct-2007