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This product was discontinued on 06/27/2014.

PMC-StarLite is a switched-fabric interconnect in PMC form factor designed to link G4DSP VME boards. Each PMC-StarLite provides a 6-port StarFabric switch with each port capable of 5 Gb/s peak communications, in the form of 2.5 Gb/s peak transit + 2.5 Gb/s peak receive duplex.

Four of the 6 ports are routed to the PMC front panel for front I/O or to the PMC P4 connector for rear I/O. The remaining 2 ports are connected on-board to the StarFabric-to-PCI bridge.

PMC-StarLite is available in air-cooled or conduction-cooled formats. A VxWorks driver is available for use with the G4DSP and PowerPC single board computer (SBC) products.

Discontinued (EOL)
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  • StarFabric-to-PCI bridge with 32/64-bit, 33/66 MHz PCI Interface and 2 StarFabric ports
  • StarFabric inter-board interconnect PMC
  • StarFabric 6-port switch with 5 Gb/s peak (duplex) aggregate bandwidth on each port, and 30 Gb/s peak non-blocking switching for high-availability
  • 4 StarFabric ports routed either to the front or rear
  • 2 StarFabric ports to the StarFabric-to-PCI bridge
  • PMC form factor
  • Air-cooled or conduction-cooled
  • Ruggedization Levels

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Datasheet PMC-StarLite Product Data Sheet
Datasheet Starlite
Requires Authorization User Manual AXISFlow Programmer's Guide
Edition 12
Requires Authorization User Manual AXISmpi User Guide
Edition 1
Requires Authorization User Manual AXISView User Guide
Edition 12
Brochures 2011 Military and Aerospace Product Selection Guide
68-page Product Selection Guide
Brochures AXIS Advanced Integrated Multiprocessor Software
AXIS Software Overview
White Papers AXIS - Taking the Sting out of Multiprocessor DSP Application Development
This white paper will show how a modern tool-chain might address different issues when configuring and programming a complex, heterogeneous multiprocessor system for a Mil & Aero application and result in a much reduced time to solution.
White Papers DSP Libraries and Graphical Tools Accelerate Distributed Corner Turn Development
This white paper will show how DSP libraries and graphical tools accelerate this distributed corner turn development.
White Papers High Performance Embedded Computing and Its Impact on Mil/Aero Applications
The drive toward Modular Open Systems Architectures (MOSA) is at the heart of GE’s selection of technologies, and this paper examines how this can positively impact programs.
White Papers RDMA: The Future of High Speed Fabric Interconnects
White Papers Switched Fabrics Support High-Performance Embedded Computing for Military and Aerospace Platforms
Lessons learned from high-performance computing arena can be transferred to military and aerospace applications for improved component interoperability.
Requires Authorization Application Notes PMC Installation Guide
Requires Authorization BIT Guide BIT on PMC-StarLite Manual
Requires Authorization BIT Guide BIT on PMCs Programming Manual
Requires Authorization BIT Guide BIT V4 User Guide
Configuration Guide Ruggedization Levels
End of Life Notice PMC StarLite EOL Notice
Requires Authorization Hardware Manual I/O Modules Manual Ed20
Edition 20
Requires Authorization Hardware Manual PMC-StarLite Product Manual
6th Edition
Requires Authorization Hardware Manual StarRJ45 Front Panel Module Manual
Edition 1DR
Requires Authorization Software Manual Rapid Signal Processing Library Manual
Edition 11
Requires Authorization Software Manual Vector, Signal, and Image Processing Library Manual
Edition 4
Requires Authorization Software Manual VxWorks Driver for PMC-StarLite Software Reference Manual
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Primary Support

Towcester, UK
Tove Valley Business Park
Towcester, Northamptonshire, -- NN12 6PF

Support Phone: +44 (0) 1327 322760
Support E-mail:
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Huntsville, AL
12090 South Memorial Parkway
Huntsville, AL 35803-3308

Support Phone: 1-800-433-2682
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