Concurrent Technologies Packs 4 Serial Channels on Single PMC Board

1/9/2006 - Concurrent Technologies announces a four channel asynchronous serial communications PMC adaptor suitable for CompactPCI® or VME platforms. The CC PMC/RS1 is a single width PMC adaptor that provides four independent RS232 channels (plus an IEEE-1284 parallel port) or four independent RS422/RS485 channels. Front and rear I/O is available for both interface types. The RS232 data rates are up to 230Kbps full duplex and the RS422/RS485 data rates are up to 4Mbps, where the maximum power consumption is 2.5W and 5.0W respectively. The CC PMC/RS1 is an upgrade to Concurrent Technologies' legacy serial PMC adaptors, the CC PMC/232 and the CC PMC/422.

The CC PMC/RS1 utilizes the Oxford Semiconductor OXmPCI954 quad UART chip and is designed to handle high-speed serial data rates. The OXmPCI954 integrates a PCI interface, four high-performance UART channels compatible with the industry-standard 16C550, and a bidirectional IEEE-1284 parallel port supporting SPP (Standard Parallel Port), EPP (Enhanced Parallel Port), and ECP (Enhanced Capability Port) protocols. The CC PMC/RS1 PCI interface supports a 32-bit 33MHz PCI bus and is compatible with 3.3V and 5V PCI signaling.

There are two build versions of the CC PMC/RS1 available. The CC PMC/RS1-25 provides front panel access to four RS232 serial channels (Tx, Rx, RTS, CTS, DTR, DCD) and an IEEE-1284 parallel port via a 68-pin SCSI-3 connector and rear panel access via the PMC's P4 connector. The CC PMC/RS1-50 provides front panel access to four RS422/RS485 serial channels (Tx, Rx, RTS, CTS, DTR, DSR, DCD, RI) via a 68-pin SCSI-3 connector and rear panel access via the PMC's P4 connector. Front panel cables are available to convert from the 68-pin connector to standard 9-way or 25-way D-type connectors. As stated earlier, these interfaces are compatible with the Concurrent Technologies' 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 featuring a standard PMC host interface, including Concurrent Technologies' CompactPCI or VME based PMC host-board processors.

For ease of integration, many of today's leading operating systems are supported including Linux®, Windows® 2000, Windows® XP, Windows® XP Embedded, QNX®, VxWorks® and SolarisTM.

More details on this product, including datasheet, is available.

About Concurrent Technologies
Concurrent Technologies is an international ISO 9001:2000 company specializing in the design and manufacture of commercial-off-the-shelf and custom designed industrial computer boards for real-time embedded applications. The company, which was founded in 1985, has offices in the USA and UK as well as a worldwide distributor network. In addition to its original Multibus II product line the company has a wide range of high performance, Intel and Motorola processor based VME and CompactPCI products, which are complemented by an extensive offering of PMC (PCI Mezzanine Card) products. Concurrent Technologies is an Affiliate Member of the Intel Communications Alliance (ICA), a community of communications and embedded developers and solution providers.

Intel, Pentium and Intel Speedstep are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

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