To provide 60-byte transmit/receive buffer and supports full (RS422) and half duplex (RS485) operation
MEN Micro has rolled out a new high performance P507 PMC that offers serial data transfer through four software-configurable RS422/485 UART interfaces supporting full (RS422) and half duplex (RS485) operation.
MEN Micro said that each channel on the new PMC features an independent 500 V isolation enabling the 32 bit/33 MHz P507 to supply data rates of up to 921,600 bits/s. The UART interfaces also provide a 60-byte transmit/receive buffer. All ports are available on a shielded 50-pin D-sub front panel connector.
According to MEN Micro, the new P507 offers 32MB of SDRAM DDR2 memory and a 132MHz memory bus frequency. 2MB of FPGA-controlled non-volatile flash memory is included for FPGA data and NIOS firmware. It is priced at $703.
The company said that the new P507 incorporates its FPGA on the main PMC, with line drivers implemented on a submodule – the USM – that plugs into the P507. The PMC’s UART functionality is carried out inside the onboard FPGA, which is modified by employing new IP cores to meet customer’s requirements.
The new P507 can be used on all PMC-compliant host carrier boards in any type of bus system independent of the application, such as CompactPCI, VME or on any stand-alone SBC in telecommunication, industrial, medical, and aerospace applications, the company said.