HALSTENBEK, Germany, 19 June 2007. TEWS Technologies in Halstenbek, Germany, is a synchronous/asynchronous serial 3U CompactPCI Module, the TCP863, for data communications, LAN/WAN networking, military communications, traffic control, simulation, and telecommunications applications.
The device is the successor of the discontinued TCP862, and provides similar functionality as well as full connector and pin-out compatibility with the discontinued part.
The serial communication controller is in field-programmable gate array (FPGA) logic, combined with the bus master capable PCI interface.
The TCP863 is a standard 3U 32-bit CompactPCI module that has four fast communication channels, programmable for several serial communication protocols such as asynchronous, isochronous, synchronous, and HDLC mode.
In addition, a maximum data rate of 10 megabits per second provides synchronous protocols and 2 megabits per second provides asynchronous protocols.
Multiprotocol transceivers are the line interface. The physical interface of each channel can be software selected for EIA-232, EIA-422, EIA-449, EIA-530, EIA-530A, V.35, V.36, or X.21.
The TCP863 features receive and transmit FIFOs of 512 long words (32 bit) per channel. Data transfer on the PCI bus comes from TCP863- initiated DMA cycles with minimum host/CPU intervention.
For more information contact TEWS Technologies online at www.tews.com.