The ICP2432 is a programmable serial data communications processor
that links legacy and specialty protocol networks to PCI-based
The ICP2432 functions as a front end processor for real-time,
mission-critical applications and off-loads high-speed data
communications tasks which otherwise consume host processor
capacity. The programmability and flexibility of the ICP2432
ensures that it can adapt as connectivity requirements change
with the addition of protocols, clients, or devices.
Wide Variety of Protocols
Over 100 different legacy and specialty protocols are available
for use with the ICP2432. With more than 25 years experience in
WAN protocol development, Simpact and Protogate have built the
industry's most extensive library of legacy and specialty
protocols, and Protogate is a leading supplier of network-level
and link layer protocols such as X.25, HDLC, Bisync, Async,
SCADA protocols, financial market protocols, and a wide variety
of tactical, military, and radar protocols.
Designed for Performance
The ICP2432 enhances system performance by off-loading
CPU-intensive communications protocol processing and associated
interrupts from the host processor. The ICP2432 can be configured
with 2, 4, or 8 serial ports in a single PCI slot that can be
programmed to support different line speeds. 32 MB of on-board DRAM
provides ample storage for complex protocol software and data.
In addition, on-board data buffering is useful for applications
involving data segmentation, bursts of data, or host processing
delays. The ICP2432 contains a PCIbus mastering interface with
dual FIFO registers and a mailbox interface.
ICP2432 Datasheet in Acrobat Format
Industry's Largest Selection of Protocols
Protogate supports more than 100 WAN protocols, including X.25, HDLC, BSC, Mode I (AUTODIN) and Mode II (AUTODIN), ADCCP, TADIL, SCADA, and many other protocols used by financial data services, airlines, utilities, transportation industries, the government and the military.