LVDS interface for PMC
The PMC CD-60 has been discontinued, and is no longer supported. The information on this page is provided for reference only.
- Transfer rates up to 60 MB per second.
- 4 KByte FIFO
- Implements a high-speed DMA channel between an external device and a PMC computer
- EIA-644 LVDS compatible driver/receivers
- Customizable by a RAM-based programmable gate array
- Synchronous protocol
- Clock timing from DMA interface, user device, or both
- Device drivers for Linux and Windows
- Single PMC slot
- PCI version also available
The PMC CD-60 interface provides a high-speed 16-bit parallel DMA channel between an external device and a PMC bus computer running a Linux or Windows operating system. The device interface uses EIA-644 low voltage differential signals (LVDS) compatible driver/receivers connected to a RAM-based programmable gate array and 1 KByte FlFOs. The PMC CD-60 uses direct virtual memory access (DVMA) and asynchronous I/O to achieve transfer rates to or from memory of up to 60 MB per second. The hardware protocol is synchronous: that is, all data and control signals are sampled with a clock transmitted along with the data and control signals. This clock may be generated by the DMA interface or the user device, or both. All signals are differential using EIA-644 LVDS specifications. The PMC CD-60 includes a versatile, straightforward protocol but optional customer-specific protocols may be developed.
The board complies with PMC form factor specifications and will fit in any PMC slot.
- Telecom receivers
- Imaging devices
- Device Control
- Research and development
- General Purpose Data Acquisition
Device drivers for supported operating systems are included. The drivers provide access to the PMC CD-60 through standard and asynchronous read and write system calls. Continuous transfers are implemented with asynchronous I/O.
The PMC CD-60 is provided with minimal Codes PROM for identification only. User Code PROMS may be developed for specific applications.
EDT provides several levels of customer support, from phone consultation to custom design of hardware, firmware, or software, at hourly rates. Technical support is also provided though the Technical Information section of this web site.
PCI Bus compliance
1 KB FIFO for input 1 KB FIFO for output
High-density 68-pin connector, AMP™ part number 787169-7 (1-800-522-6752)
Temperature: Operating, 10° to 40° C; non-operating, -20° to 60° C
Humidity: Operating, 20% to 80% noncondensing at 40° C; non-operating, 95% noncondensing at 40° C
Single standard PMC slot
Dimensions: 74mm x 152mm
Weight: 3.5 oz.
1.2A at 5 volts
Device drivers for Linux and Windows
Standard read/write system call support
Asynchronous I/O support for continuous transfers
Cables are available in several configurations — see our cable list for existing cables and part numbers.