Thales Computers Introduces PMC-PIO, a New 64-Channel Parallel I/O PMC Interface Card
Raleigh, North Carolina---Thales Computers, a leader in providing PowerPC and Pentium-based VME computing solutions to OEMs and system integrators, has introduced a new 64-channel parallel I/O PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC). The PMC-PIO is ideal for demanding I/O applications including ground support equipment, equipment health monitoring, and caution/warning systems.
The PMC-PIO provides 64 channels of 3.3 V (5 V-compatible) parallel I/O, each of which can be independently programmed as an input or output channel. The bi-directional I/O signals are TTL- and CMOS-compatible and voltage-protected. The PMC-PIO interfaces to a 33 MHz, 32-bit PCI bus through standard P1 and P2 connectors.
The new PMC enables 16 bits of I/O, configured as input, to be used to generate an interrupt on change of state. The edge-triggered change of state can be configured for activation on either a rising or falling edge. The PMC-PIO can function as a standard PMC I/O board or as a test card for a PMC site when the card is in test mode. The user can toggle each of the PCI interrupt pins by writing to a 4-bit register.
The new PMC-PIO is available in three environmental versions: convection-cooled industrial, convection-cooled rugged, and conduction-cooled militarized. On the convection-cooled versions, I/O is routed to a 68-pin front-panel connector, while the conduction-cooled version routes I/O to the PMC J4 connector.
The new card can also be modified by Thales Computers for use in specific applications.
Pricing for the PMC-PIO starts at $795 and is available immediately.
For more information about the new PMC-PIO 64-channel parallel I/O PMC, please visit Thales Computers' Web site at http://www.thalescomputers.com, or contact Thales Computers at 1-800-848-2330, fax 919-231-8001.
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