Finisar logo - home page link

Company link
News link
Products link
Protocols link
Sales link
Support link

Contacts link
Site Map link

Fibre Channel 1 & 2 Gb/s

1394a (Firewire) link
ATA link
CardBus link
Compact Flash link
Fibre Channel link
Gigabit Ethernet link
iSCSI link
Logic link
PCI Express link
PCIX link
Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)link
Serial ATA (SATA) link
SCSI I - 320 link
USB link



Fibre Channel Protocol

D A T A    T R A N S I T    F I B R E    C H A N N E L    P R O D U C T S

  Bus Doctor Fibre Channel protocol analyzer bus pod  

With development started in 1980 and ANSI standard approval in 1994, Fibre Channel is the mature solution for one and two gigabit communications. Fibre Channel is a popular solution for IT professionals who need reliable, popular information storage and delivery at gigabit speeds. It is usually implemented at the hardware level.

Fibre Channel has many interoperability options and challenges. It was the first high-speed networking topology available for the storage market. It made failover/redundancy possible on a large scale. FSP, or SCSI over Fibre Channel, leverages the industry accepted SCSI protocol for storage applications.

Fibre Channel is selected for several reasons including the following:

  • Solutions Leadership - Fibre Channel is the defacto standard for implementing Storage Area Networks (SANs) and provides versatile connectivity with scalable performance.
  • Multiple Topologies - Dedicated point-to-point, shared loops, and scaled switched topologies meet application requirements.
  • Built-in Flow Control - Fibre Channel's credit-based flow control delivers data as fast as the destination buffer is able to receive it.
  • High Efficiency - Fibre Channel has very little transmission overhead.

To learn more about Fibre Channel, visit the following website:


© 2004 Data Transit. All rights reserved. Terms of Use. Privacy Practices.