VMETRO, represented by Dedicated Systems Australia , has expanded its range of high-performance PMC/XMC modules with the SFM Quad Serial FPDP module.
The SFM supports up to four simultaneous serial FPDP (VITA 17.1-2003) channels.
Until now, Serial FPDP cards have typically had just one channel. This new four channel interface card provides a higher level of functional density without creating a bottleneck obtaining the data to and from the baseboard.
The functional density and high performance is especially important for high performance data recorders, high-channel density sensor arrays and high-end DSP systems.
The simplicity and wide support for Serial FPDP makes it ideal for a wide range of real-time embedded computer solutions.
In order to achieve optimal performance, VMETRO implemented the SFM with separate DMA controllers for each channel.
The SFM PMC module supports PCI-X data transfers at speeds up to 133MHz. The SFM XMC module supports PCI Express via the XMC connectors and provides the full 2.5Gbps data rate per channel. Using PCI-X and PCI Express this way enables more than one sFPDP transfer to occur simultaneously.
The product is available in single, dual and quad versions to better fit the application.
* 1, 2 or 4 Serial FPDP channels
* Independent DMA controllers for each Serial FPDP channel
* 1.0625, 2.125 and 2.5Gbps PCI Express link speed per channel in XMC form factor
* 64Mbyte FIFO per channel with programmable elasticity
* VxWorks and Linux support.