6/19/2003 - Concurrent Technologies announces the release of their next generation of dual PMC Carrier Board for CompactPCI users. The PP PMC/202 is designed to provide a cost effective and flexible approach to implementing standard and custom I/O requirements using industry standard PMC modules in CompactPCI systems. It enables system I/O and network interfaces to be added, replaced, or upgraded without interruption to the operation of the system, which is a key requirement to being able to meet the strict 99.999% service availability figure imposed by telecommunication and other mission critical applications.
The PP PMC/202 can accommodate two single or one dual width, 32 or 64-bit PMC module conforming to the IEEE 1386 standard. Both PMC sites support dual function modules and non-Monarch processor PMC modules. I/O from each of the modules can be taken through the front panel or out of the back of the system via the use of a rear panel I/O transition board; options for J3/J4 or J3/J5 rear I/O are provided. All rear I/O signals are routed as differential pairs to support SCSI PMC modules.
The carrier board uses a Hint HB6 PCI to PCI Bridge providing a 32 or 64-bit CompactPCI® interface at 33MHz or 66MHz and includes Hot Swap control, blue LED, "ENUM" and "HEALTHY" signals required for compliance to the PICMG® 2.1 Hot Swap specification. The Hot Swap operation is fully documented and includes sample program examples to help in the development of operating system specific "Hot Swap enabled" drivers. Data transfers between the PMC modules are kept local to the PCI bus on the Carrier Board avoiding unnecessary loading of the CompactPCI bus.
For applications requiring rear panel I/O, a Transition Module is available which features two PIM (PMC Interface Module) sites to provide a flexible way to accommodate the various types of physical interfaces associated with the I/O from each of the PMC sites.
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