Busless PMC carrier card from Acromag operates independently of VME, CompactPCI, or other bus resources

WIXOM, Mich., 6 Oct. 2010. Embedded I/O specialist Acromag in Wixom, Mich., is introducing the APMC4110 busless PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) carrier for custom computing applications based on a re-configurable field-programmable gate array (FPGA) module operating independently of VME, CompactPCI, or other bus-level resources. The PMC carrier card enables use of a PMC module in an independent stand-alone mode.

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WIXOM, Mich., 6 Oct. 2010.Embedded I/O specialist Acromag in Wixom, Mich., is introducing the APMC4110 busless PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) carrier for custom computing applications based on a re-configurable field-programmable gate array (FPGA) module operating independently of VME, CompactPCI, or other bus-level resources. The PMC carrier card enables use of a PMC module in an independent stand-alone mode.

The PMC carrier card delivers power to a PMC module and regulates the PCI bus start-up sequence to prevent a system lock-up by the connection to the local bus. The APMC4110 requires no card cage or other computer chassis. The board acts as an adapter to route signals to and from a PMC module. The user has full access to the field I/O via two 50-pin ribbon cable connectors.

Using an external power supply, this carrier card allows use of any industry-standard PMC module. The on-board DC-DC converter creates 3.3 volts DC from the external 5-volt DC source. For troubleshooting, a 14-pin Xilinx JTAG connector facilitates boundary scan debugging.

Users have access to the TDI, TDO, TCK and TMS signals. Also, a manual reset button allows the user to force a PCI reset when needed. The voltage monitor helps prevent code execution errors during power-up, power-down, or potential brown-out conditions. For more information contact Acromag online at www.acromag.com.

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