Colchester, EnglandBoard maker Concurrent Technologies announces a 4-channel asynchronous serial communications PMC (PCI mezzanine card) adaptor. It’s suitable for insertion into CompactPCI or VME bus platforms.
Concurrent's CC PMC/RS1 board is a single-width PMC adaptor that provides four independent RS-232 channels plus an IEEE-1284 parallel port, or four independent RS-422/RS-485 channels. Front I/O and rear I/O is available for both interface types.
The CC PMC/RS1 is an upgrade to Concurrent Technologies's legacy serial PMC adaptors (the CC PMC/232 and the CC PMC/422). The CC PMC/RS1 can be used with any board-level product that has a standard PMC host interface, including Concurrent Technologies's CompactPCI or VME based PMC host-board processors. The CC PMC/RS1 PCI interface supports a 32-bit 33-MHz PCI bus and is compatible with 3.3-V and 5-V PCI signaling.
For RS-232 data, the CC PMC/RS1 operates at data rates up to 230-kbits/s in full-duplex. The RS-422/RS-485 data rates are up to 4-Mbits/s. The board's maximum dissipation is 2.5-W and 5-W for these speeds, respectively.
The CC PMC/RS1 uses an Oxford Semiconductor OXmPCI954 quad UART chip. The OXmPCI954 integrates a PCI interface, four UART channels compatible with the industry-standard 16C550, and a bi-directional IEEE-1284 parallel port. The latter supports SPP (Standard Parallel Port), EPP (Enhanced Parallel Port), and ECP (Enhanced Capability Port) protocols.
There are two so-called build versions of the CC PMC/RS1. The CC PMC/RS1-25, provides front-panel access to four RS-232 serial channels (Tx, Rx, RTS, CTS, DTR, and DCD). It also gives you the IEEE-1284 parallel port via a 68-pin SCSI-3 connector, with rear-panel access via the PMC's P4 connector.
For its part, the CC PMC/RS1-50 version provides front-panel access to four RS-422/RS-485 serial channels (Tx, Rx, RTS, CTS, DTR, DSR, DCD, and RI) via a 68-pin SCSI-3 connector, with rear-panel access via a P4 connector.
Both versions are priced at about $645 each, and will be available in about six to eight weeks after receipt of order (ARO).
Front-panel cables are available to convert from the 68-pin connector to standard 9-way or 25-way D-type connectors.
Operating systems supported include Linux, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows XP Embedded, QNX Software's QNX, Wind River's VxWorks, and Sun Solaris.
Click here to review a datasheet (in Adobe Acrobat .PDF format).
For more details contact Jane Annear, Commercial Director at Concurrent Technologies Plc, 4 Gilberd Court, Newcomen Way, Colchester, Essex CO4 9WN, England. Phone: +44-1206-752626. Fax: +44-1206-751116. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or contact Mike Greeley at Concurrent Technologies Inc., 3840 Packard Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108. Phone: 734-971-6309. Fax: (734) 971-6350. E-mail: email@example.com
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