When used with a VME64 backplane, the AVME9670 brings all 200 I/O points out the rear P0 and P2 connectors. This convenience eliminates the mess of cables that would otherwise hang out the front of the card cage. In addition to a cleaner card cage design, it is also much easier to insert and replace boards into the system. The only requirement is substitution of a VME64 backplane for the standard VME backplane in the system. And with the company's 80mm transition modules (Trans-200), all 200 I/O points are easily ported out the back of the cage.
For easy integration of the carrier card and IP modules with real time software application programs, the company offers C libraries for VxWorks and other operating systems. The libraries provide generic routines (source code included) to handle reads, writes, interrupts, and other functions. Demonstration programs enable the developer to quickly exercise the I/O modules before attaching the routines to the application. This diagnostic tool can save hours of troubleshooting and debugging.
The IP mezzanine's modular format enables multiple functions and high-density I/O on a single board to lower costs and save card slots. With its rugged design, open architecture, and high performance, the IP concept is suitable for a wide variety of I/O applications. Typical uses include data acquisition, process control, test and measurement, motion control, and network data communication.
Acromag, Incorporated, 30765 S. Wixom Rd., Wixom, MI 48393-7037. Tel: 248-624-1541; Fax: 248-624-9234.