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PMC Carrier for 6U Compact PCI

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Versatile dual PMC carrier for 6U cPCI slots

Use PMCs to build powerful, high density cPCI systems while conserving slot space

  • Dual PMC sites
  • Front or rear I/O connections
  • Hot swappable 
  • Optional onboard Ethernet ports

The 6U cPCI Carrier hosts two PMC cards and supports 32 or 64-bit operation at 33 or 66 MHz. The PMCs are connected to an onboard secondary PCI bus which is transparently bridged to the offboard primary bus making both PMCs visible to the cPCI system. VIO for the PMC sites can be set for 3.3 or 5.0 VDC signaling.

Rear I/O Capability (Optional)

In addition to normal front I/O, the 6U cPCI Carrier also features the ability to make rear I/O connections. User-defined I/O signals from each PMC site pass through the cPCI backplane on connectors J3 and J5, which mate with the optional Rear Transition Module (RTM). Signals are routed to two industry standard PMC I/O Module (PIM) sites on the RTM. PIMs provided by the PMC vendor are mounted on the RTM to provide the final connection point. Up to 64 bits of I/O are supported for each PMC.

Hot Swap Capability

Basic Hot Swap and Full Hot Swap are supported, enabling the orderly insertion or extraction of boards without adversely affecting a running system. When used with an operating system that supports hot swap, a blue Hot Swap LED illuminates when extraction is permitted and the card can be safely removed.

Dual Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Optional)

The 6U cPCI Carrier can be configured with two optional Gigabit Ethernet Controllers, which provide two network interfaces for 10/100/1000 Mb/s full- and half-duplex operation. The two ports are accessible via rear I/O using the optional Rear Transition Module only.

  • Product Overview
    • 6U cPCI carrier board with sites for two PMCs
    • Supports 32 or 64-bit operation at 33 or 66 MHz
    • Full hot swap capability, PICMG 2.1 R2.0 compliant
    • Status LED for Hot Swap (blue
    • Front or rear panel I/O support for PMC sites
    • Selectable 3.3V or 5V PCI signaling for PMC sites
    • Supports universal (3.3V or 5V) signaling on the cPCI backplane
    • Two Gigabit Ethernet controllers accessible through rear I/O (optional)
6U cPCI Specifications
  • cPCI Interface
    PICMG 2.0, version 3.0 compliant
  • cPCI Form Factor
    6U Eurocard (160 mm by 233 mm)
  • PMC Site Interface
    • Dual PMC sites
    • IEEE P1386.1 compliant
    • PMC on CompactPCI, PICMG 2.3 R1.0 compliant
    • Selectable 3.3V or 5V PCI signaling
    • IEEE P1386-2001 compliant VIO keying
    • 32 or 64-bit operation
    • 33 or 66 Mhz operation
  • PMC Site Form Factor
    IEEE P1386 Single Size CMC (149 mm x 74 mm)
  • Rear I/O Connections*
    Wired per PICMG 2.3 Rev 1.0
    Up to 64 bits of user-defined I/O for each PMC
    Dual 10/100/1000BASE-T
  • Hot Swap
    PICMG 2.1 R2.0 compliant
    Blue Hot Swap LED
  • Ethernet Ports (optional)
    Dual RJ-45 10/100/1000BASE-T*
  • Weight
    8 oz (Unpopulated)
  • Power Consumption**
    2.9A @ +3.3VDC
  • Relative Humidity
    5% to 95% (Non-Condensing)
  • Operating Temp
    0°C to +55°C
    * Available only when Carrier and RTM are used together.
    ** Power consumption based on unpopulated carrier with onboard Ethernet controllers. Actual consumption will vary depending on PMC module power requirements.
Rear TransitionModule Specifications
  • cPCI Interface
    PICMG 2.0 CompactPCI specification, version 3.0 compliant
    Vita 36 – 199X Draft Rev 1.0 compliant
  • cPCI Form Factor
    6U CompactPCI RTM carrier board with sites for two PMC I/O Modules (PIMs)
  • PMC Site Interface
    • Dual PMC sites
    • IEEE P1386.1 compliant
    • PMC on CompactPCI, PICMG 2.3 R1.0 compliant
    • Selectable 3.3V or 5V PCI signaling
    • IEEE P1386-2001 compliant VIO keying
    • 32 or 64-bit operation
    • 33 or 66 Mhz operation
  • PIM Site Form Factor
    69 mm x 74 mm
  • Rear I/O Connections
    Up to 64 bits of user-defined I/O†
    Dual RJ-45 10/100/1000BASE-T‡
  • Relative Humidity
    5% to 95% (Non-Condensing)
  • Operating Temp
    0°C to +55°C
    † Requires matching PIM from the PMC vendor; Connection scheme is specified by the vendor
    ‡ Available only when Carrier is configured with onboard Ethernet controller (see Model Numbers)
  • Model Numbers
  • PC-CPC6U-01
    PC-CPC6U-01 PMC Carrier, cPCI 6U, with two Ethernet controllers
  • PC-CPC6U-02
    PMC Carrier, cPCI 6U (no Ethernet controllers)
  • PC-RTM6U-01
    Rear Transition Module, cPCI 6U, with dual RJ-45 Ethernet connectors
  • PC-RTM6U-02
    Rear Transition Module, cPCI 6U (no RJ-45 Ethernet connectors)
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