Longmont, ColoradoWith features supporting configurations for data acquisition, Conduant Corp. is releasing an FPDP (Front Panel Data Port) digital I/O board for PCI bus systems. Priced at less than $5000, it should go a long way to solve the problem of interfacing FPDP systems with PCI buses; it can operate in 5-V and 3.3-V environments.
As you'd expect for a PC-oriented board, this product will operate under Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Linux operating systems.
A word about FPDP for those of you not familiar with it. FPDP is a platform-independent 32-bit synchronous data flow path that supports fast data transfers over moderate distances between boards, crates, and processing blocks. Pioneered by Interactive Circuits and Systems, FPDP eliminates contention and limited bandwidth problems for box-to-box data transfers. Learn more about FPDP by clicking here.
200-Mbyte/s Sustained I/O
Not surprisingly, this board is called the Conduant FPDP Digital I/O Board. Regardless of its moniker, the new board supports 200-Mbyte/s sustained digital I/O. It also conveys a number of advanced features, such as data forking.
The board has dual FPDP interfaces as well as a universal 64-bit PCI interface. It supports the FPDP protocol and ANSI/VITA 17-1998 connectors. In use, you can choose either a single-input or dual-input FPDP function. You can then capture one or two FPDP input streams into a standard PC, and capture 32-bits/4-bytes of parallel data at up to 50-MHz via FPDP.
Unfortunately, other than what I've presented here, there's scant additional information about this board unless you agree to sign up to review the data sheet for this product on Conduant's Web site.
For more details, contact Randy Burgess at Conduant Corp., 1501 South Sunset St., Suite C, Longmont, Colo. 80501. Phone: 303-485-2721, Ext. 116, or 888-497-7327. Fax: 303-485-5104. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conduant, 303-485-2721 or 888-497-7327, www.conduant.com