Kaparel Corporation has launched a new PS6610 CompactPCI single hard disk drive module that allows a SCSI hard disk to be added to any CompactPCI embedded system, without requiring a sub-chassis.
The PS6610 is a 6U x 8 HP x 160 mm, CompactPCI peripheral card, and is also available as a PS6620 dual drive version. The PS6620 supports two Ultra160 SCSI channels. Each channel interfaces with a SCSI HDD and an optional rear transition card for use with CompactPCI backplanes.
The PS6610 and PS6620 are compliant with the PICMG 2.0 R3.0 CompactPCI Core Specification and the PICMG 2.1 R2.0 Hot Swap Specification. Both are compatible with a +5V or +3.3V, 33 MHz or 66MHz, 64-bit CompactPCI full hot swap bus on the P1/P2 connectors.
The CompactPCI interface connects to one (on the PS6610) or two (on the PS6620) Ultrastar SCSI hard drives. Each SCSI hard drive is on its own SCSI bus, allowing for RAID 0.
The PS6610 and PS6620 units will also optionally accept supporting cards that allow for the insertion of additional external SCSI devices. The suggested list price of the PS6610 board is $978.00, while the price of the PS6620 board is $1,167.00.