LVDS digital I/O module serves control and data capture apps -

LVDS digital I/O module serves control and data capture apps


Pentek, Inc.'s Model 71610 digital I/O module with LVDS (low-voltage differential signaling) I/O provides 32 LVDS differential input or output pairs plus LVDS clock, data valid and flow control signals via an easy access front panel 80-pin connector routed to a Virtex-6 FPGA.

Data can be pulled from devices such as sensors, data converters, custom digital systems or spectrum analyzers and then processed, decoded or formatted in the Virtex-6 FPGA before delivery to the host system processor. Likewise, signals from the host can be processed and formatted by the FPGA before delivery to the LVDS output.

The Model 71610 is a VITA 42 XMC (switched mezzanine card) module that can plug into carriers such as VPX, CompactPCI, AMC (Advanced Mezzanine Card) and PCI Express. The Model 71610 supports x4 PCIe on the primary P15 XMC connector. The secondary P16 XMC connector supports dual 4X or single 8X user-installed gigabit serial interfaces, such as Aurora, PCIe or Serial RapidIO. The Model 71610 has an optional PMC P14 connector with 20 pairs of LVDS connections to the FPGA for custom I/O to the carrier.

The Model 71610 starts at $9,495 USD. The Model 71610 is available in XMC, VPX, CompactPCI, AMC and PCI Express and rugged form factors. Delivery is 8-10 weeks ARO for all models.

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