July 26, 1994
Announcement Number: 194-239
Included in this announcement is a high-speed 4-Port Multi-interface Application Interface Board (AIB). The AIB offers either EIA-232D (asynchronous), or EIA-530 (RS-422), or ISO 4903 (X.21), or ISO 4902 (V.36) electrical interfaces for communications applications. The selection of the specific interface is achieved by a matching cable (4 ports of 232 or 4 ports of 422 or 4 ports of X.21 or 4 ports of V.36).
IBM ARTIC960 Coprocessor (1MB) $5,100 IBM ARTIC960 Coprocessor (4MB) 5,400 IBM ARTIC960 Coprocessor (8MB) 5,700 AIB Cable Option EIA-232D 475 AIB Cable Option EIA-530 (RS-422) 575 AIB Cable Option ISO 4902 (V.36) 575 AIB Cable Option ISO 4903 (X.21) 575Planned Availability Date: August 12, 1994
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+-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | | | Adapter | | | | o At least four to six times the performance of Portmaster(R) | | Adapter/A | | o Intel** 80960CF 25-MHz processor | | o 32-bit Micro Channel Bus Master adapter | | o 64-bit streaming data (80MB/s) capability | | o From 2 to 9MB of memory (additional memory available via an | | RPQ) | | o System Control Block (SCB) Move-mode | | | | Multi-interface AIB | | | | o Four ports, high speed | | o Cable-selectable interface | | o Line speeds up to 2.048 megabits per second, each port | | o Eight "smart" direct memory access (DMA) channels | | | | Firmware | | | | o Realtime operating kernel | | o Support for 32-bit Micro Channel based systems | | o Operating system utilities and support including drivers | | o Double-byte character set (DBCS) enabled | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+DESCRIPTION
The ARTIC960 Coprocessor is a high-speed, high-throughput coprocessor adapter with multiple memory options designed to operate in 32-bit Micro Channel bus compatible systems. The ARTIC960 relieves the host from compute-intensive tasks associated with I/O communication applications and protocols. It also provides bus-mastering capabilities for peer-to-peer transfers across the Micro Channel bus. The ARTIC960 Coprocessor's wide bandwidth provides coprocessor performance at least 4 to 6 times that of previously released IBM ARTIC Coprocessors.
Included in this announcement is a high-speed 4-Port Multi-interface AIB that offers either EIA-232D (asynchronous) or EIA-530 (RS-422) or ISO 4903 (X.21) or ISO 4902 (V.36) electrical interfaces for generalized applications. The selection of the specific interface is achieved by a matching cable (4 ports of 232 or 4 ports of 422 or 4 ports of X.21 or 4 ports of V.36). The AIB will operate all four ports at up to 2.048 megabits per second full duplex.
The ARTIC960 also provides extendable memory for applications and protocol stacks that execute on the adapter, thereby offloading the system from performing these tasks.
The ARTIC960 Coprocessor and AIB together comprise a feature. There are three features available depending upon memory option (1MB, 4MB, or 8MB). The ARTIC960 Coprocessor is designed to operate in any full-slot 32-bit Micro Channel bus system adhering to the IBM Micro Channel architectural guidelines, such as the PS/2(R) computer, RISC System/6000(R) computer, and IBM Industrial Computers. The ARTIC960 realtime kernel and on-card operating system and AIX/6000(TM) Version 3.2.5 application development driver are included with the purchase of the adapter.
The application development driver is intended to provide a level of interface to the adapter for those developing applications using the ARTIC960 and is not a full-function driver. The application development driver is contained in the diagnostic diskette.
A developer's kit is offered that provides AIB design information, sample programs, a programmer's guide/reference, and a hardware technical reference manual. As part of the developer's kit a Developer's Assistance Program (DAP) is provided for parties who will be developing their own software applications and/or designing their own application interface board. The ARTIC960 DAP is administered by IBM in Boca Raton, Florida, and can be reached at 800-IBM-3333, ext. ARTIC160, or through fax at 407-443-6003, or through Internet at email@example.com, or by mail at:
The ARTIC960 coprocessor is ideally suited for:
The ARTIC960 Coprocessor provides a 4 to 6 times increase in data
throughput across the Micro Channel bus when compared to the existing
family of IBM ARTIC Coprocessors. The 4-Port Multi-interface
Application Interface Board handles four lines of communications data
at 2.048 megabits per second.
Enabling the Customer's Competitive Advantage
The ARTIC960 Coprocessor performance improvements allow users to
install one adapter where four adapters could be required of previous
IBM coprocessor designs. Four 2.048 megabits per second high-speed
communication lines, not available on previous IBM coprocessors,
provide increased bandwidth capabilities for applications.
The ARTIC960 provides increased performance over previous IBM ARTIC processors.
The ARTIC960 can be programmed to support up to four wide area ports at speeds to 2Mbps per port. This can be beneficial to users who rely on an external device like a router to achieve multiple ports at these speeds.
The ARTIC960 also provides extendable memory for applications and
protocol stacks that execute on the adapter, thereby offloading the
system from performing these tasks.
The following publications are shipped with the product. Additional copies will be available on August 12, 1994.
Order Part Title Number NumberThe following publications will be available on August 12, 1994. To order, contact your IBM representative.
ARTIC960 Guide to Operations S61G-2920 61G2920 AIB Supplement to the GTO S61G-2965 61G2965
Order Part Title Number NumberTECHNICAL INFORMATION
ARTIC960 Coprocessor Guide to Operations S61G-2920 61G2920 4-Port AIB Guide to Operations Supplement S61G-2965 61G2965 4-Port AIB Hardware Maintenance Library S61G-2963 61G2963 ARTIC960 Coprocessor Hardware Technical Reference S61G-2936 61G2936 ARTIC960 Coprocessor Programmer's Guide and Reference S61G-2938 61G2938 4-Port AIB Developer's Guide S61G-2939 61G2939
Radio Frequency Interference Statement: The ARTIC960 Coprocessor complies with the United States FCC class A, ECC CISPR-A, and Japan VCCI-1 RFI standards.
A typical ARTIC960 Coprocessor adapter, without the AIB, draws 12.5 Watts of 5 V DC power. The Multi-interface AIB draws an additional 3.7 Watts.
Hardware Requirements: One Micro Channel bus slot is required on a supported RISC System/6000.
The system must have a diskette drive to load the IBM ARTIC960 Coprocessor run-time environment and diagnostics.
Software Requirements: AIX/6000 Version 3.2.5
Limitations: There is a limitation of five IBM ARTIC960 Coprocessors
with the supplied driver in all models except Machine Type 7009
Model C10, which has a limit of two.
Cable Orders: IBM recommends that one of the following cables be ordered with the 4-Port AIB. The cable selection determines the four ports of electrical interface of the AIB. Other interface cables can be ordered at published prices. Each cable is 1.8 meters in length and has four connectors in a fanout fashion terminating into a 100-pin connector that plugs onto the AIB.
Feature Description NumberProblem Determination: Follow the instructions in the Guide to Operations for using the IBM ARTIC960 Coprocessor diagnostic diskette.
AIB Cable Option EIA-232D 2922
AIB Cable Option EIA-530 (RS-422) 2923
AIB Cable Option ISO 4903 (X.21) 2927
AIB Cable Option ISO 4902 (V.36) 2926
This product uses the security and auditability features of RISC System/6000 hardware and required software.
User management is responsible for evaluation, selection, and
implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and
appropriate controls in application systems and communication
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
MES Discount Applicable: The feature discount will be equal to the discount percent associated with the current volume commitment of the category of the machine type on which the feature is installed.
Field-Installable Feature: Yes
Warranty Period: One year
Customer Setup: No
All terms and conditions are the same as those applicable to the IBM
RISC System/6000 system in which the feature is installed.
Minimum Monthly Feature Purchase Maintenance Removal Description Number Price Charge ChargeThese features apply to the following machine types and models:
IBM ARTIC960 Coprocessor (1MB) 2921 $5,100 $51 $117 IBM ARTIC960 Coprocessor (4MB) 2924 5,400 54 117 IBM ARTIC960 Coprocessor (8MB) 2928 5,700 57 117 AIB Cable Option EIA-232D 2922 475 0 0 AIB Cable Option EIA-530 (RS-422) 2923 575 0 0 AIB Cable Option ISO 4902 (V.36) 2926 575 0 0 AIB Cable Option ISO 4903 (X.21) 2927 575 0 0
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