communications controller


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communications controller

A peripheral control unit that connects several communications lines to a computer and performs the actual transmitting and receiving as well as various message coding and decoding activities.

Communications controllers are typically nonprogrammable units designed for specific protocols and communications tasks. Contrast with front end processor, which can be programmed for a variety of protocols and network conditions.
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Enablence has been successfully shipping GPON products incorporating BroadLight's BL2338 and BL2340 Communications Controller ICs and now will start using the BL2345 and the BL 2348 Communications Controllers ICs for expanding the Enablence GPON product portfolio of Optical Network Terminals (ONTs) and Residential Gateways.
Innovasic Semiconductor, a leader in replacement integrated circuit (IC) and microcontroller solutions, today announced that it will offer a replacement for Intel's AN/AS82527 Serial Communications Controllers (Control Area Network Protocol).
The Interphase iSPAN 3639 AdvancedMC T1/E1/J1 Communications Controller is a single-width full-height card with four or eight RJ48 T1/E1/J1 connections that are individually software selectable.
Interphase(R) will showcase the SlotOptimizer(TM) 364G Quad-Port Gigabit Ethernet Interface and the iSPAN 3639 T1/E1/J1 Communications Controller AMCs in the PICMG pavilion (booth #43085CC) at SUPERCOMM 2005 in Chicago, from June 7-9.
PLANO, Texas -- Interphase Corporation (Nasdaq:INPH), an international supplier of next-generation networking technologies and a pioneer in the new Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (AdvancedTCA(R)) technology, today announced it has been selected by a prominent telecom equipment manufacturer to provide a variety of communications controllers for their first AdvancedTCA-compliant SGSN (Serving GPRS Support Node).
This week at the Motorola SNDF technology lab, which is open to all participants, Interphase will be demonstrating the iSPAN 6535 CompactPCI T1/E1/J1 Communications Controller processing broadband SS7 High Speed Links (HSL) traffic from multiple interfaces and also the iSPAN 4539 PMC T1/E1/J1 Communications Controller processing ATM AAL5 data traffic from multiple interfaces.
Some of the initial Interphase products to be deployed with the BladeCenter T program include an intelligent T1/E1/J1 communications controller, an intelligent ATM over OC-3/STM-1 communications controller, and a PCI/PCI-X network security acceleration card.
Additional suite versions for VxWorks, Solaris, and Linux are available for multiple Interphase iSPAN[TM] communications controllers.
NASDAQ:SBEI), a leading provider of high-performance OEM communications solutions, today introduced a new addition to its HighWire series of communications controllers, HW400c/2, an intelligent PICMG 2.

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