GE Intelligent Platforms introduces the SPR507B, which is a 4-Channel serial FPDP interface PMC/XMC module. The GE SPR507B features a Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA, up to 4.25 Gbaud per link, four ports (1.4 Gigabytes/second), and 1 GByte of high speed on-board storage (FIFO). The board is designed for high-speed remote data transfer at the industry’s fastest rates. It is ideal for applications where the input from multiple sensors, such as in radar or sonar, is to be gathered for back-end processing.
Acromag introduced the VPX4810 3U VPX carrier cards for interfacing a PMC or XMC module to a VPX computer system. The VPX4810 boards route power and interface bus signals to a plug-in mezzanine module through the VPX card slot connector. The VPX4810 features an 8-lane PCIe bus Gen 2 interface that enables rapid data throughput. The air-cooled model (0 to 70°C range) carrier cards is available for $1600. Conduction-cooled and REDI versions are also available. The Acromag VPX4810 3U VPX carrier cards are ideal for high-performance industrial, defense, scientific research, and telephony systems requiring high-speed I/O.
Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) introduced the XChange1200 air-cooled, 3U CompactPCI (cPCI) XMC/PMC carrier card. The XChange1200 features a XMC/PMC site, x1 PCI Express XMC interface, 32-bit 66-MHz PCI PMC interface, and I/O routing from the PMC P14 connector to the cPCI backplane P2 connector. Additional processing or I/O capability can be integrated into a 3U cPCI system by mounting a PMC, PrPMC, or XMC mezzanine module on the XChange1200.
The Acromag APMC4110 busless PMC module carrier card enables the use of a PMC module in an independent stand-alone mode. The APMC4110 carrier card powers a PMC module and regulates the PCI bus start-up sequence to prevent a system lock-up by the connection to the local bus. For troubleshooting, a 14-pin Xilinx JTAG connector facilitates boundary scan debugging. Pricing for the Acromag APMC4110 starts at $275. The busless carrier card is ideal for custom computing applications based on a re-configurable FPGA module operating independently of VME, CompactPCI, or other bus-level resources.