The PMC-HPDI32A board is a fast and flexible bi-directional 32-bit digital I/O board that transmits and receives data up to 80 Mbytes (differential I/O) or up to 200 Mbytes (Pseudo ECL I/O) per second. The board is use-ful as a general-purpose DMA interface to a variety of external peripherals. The DMA engine is capable of transferring data to/from Host memory using D32 block transfers, while the FIFO memory (up to One Mbyte of total FIFO) provides continuous transmission of data without interrupting the DMA transfers or requiring intervention from the Host CPU.
The board has 7 bi-directional programmable handshake lines and eight pre-configured software selectable interface protocols to allow easy interfacing to most digital I/ O peripherals. Available transceivers are RS485/422 and PECL. For TTL and LVDS transceiver versions, please see the PMC64-HPDI32ALT.