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   Product Type:       
   Your choices are...         
   Controller / Processor       Controllers are special computers that are used to control the VME / VXI network.  They can control the data transfer between devices in the network, the status of interrupts, IRQs, registers, triggers, etc.  Also they are used to control instruments in the network for tests and analysis. Controllers are the most important single element in a VME / VXI system. 
   Extender       Extenders are boards used to improve or extend the functions of the standard VME / VXI cards. 
   Switches       Switches are used in industrial systems to connect test points or devices to instruments for the purpose of testing, measuring or monitoring the system. 
   Bus Interfaces / Adapters       Bus interfaces or adapters allow the VME / VXI system to communicate with other devices or systems. 
   Power Interface Boards (PIB)       Power Interface Boards (PIBs) are computer boards used for the power section of the backplane. They are used to facilitate pluggable power supplies, headers, and utility connectors. 
   Load Boards       Load Boards are boards used to test the capabilities of system specifications and capabilities. For example, a load board can be used to test the cooling capabilities of a system by applying the load to the power supply and then creating the necessary heat to test chassis cooling. 
   Other       Other unlisted VME / VXI product types. 
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System / Form Factor
   Technology:      See table at the end of this help module.
   Your choices are...         
   VMEbus       The original VMEbus specification (IEEE-1014-1987). Some features:
  • Asynchronous transfer
  • Addressing range between 16 and 32-bits
  • Data path widths: between 8 and 32-bits
  • Bandwidth: 40 MBps
 
   VME64       VME64 is a mechanical and electrical superset of the original VMEbus specification (IEEE-1014-1987). Some new features:
  • Asynchronous transfer
  • Addressing range between 16 and 40-bits
  • Data path widths: between 8 and 64-bits
  • Bandwidth: 80 MBps
 
   VME64x       The VME64 Extensions (VME64x) specifications were adopted in 1997 by the VITA (VMEbus International Trade Association) Standards Organization (VSO). This new standard adds new capabilities to the VME64 bus:
  • A new 160-pin connector family
  • 3.3 V power supply pins
  • Bandwidth: up to 160 MBps
  • Injector / ejector locking handles
  • Live insertion (hot-swap capability)
 
   VME160       VME160 is a version of the VME320 standard. The VME320 can transfer data from 320 MBps to over 500 MBps. The VME160 is the 160 MBps version. 
   VME320       VME320, a new modified VMEbus architecture, was developed in 1997 by Arizona Digital, Inc. Some features:
  • Allows synchronous data transmission
  • Bandwidth range: from 320 MBps to over 500 MBps
  • Also comes in 160 MBps version
 
   VPX       VPX (aka VITA 46) is an ANSI standard based on the VME bus with support for switched fabric using a high speed connector. 
   VXITM Compliant       VXITM (VMEbus eXtensions for Instrumentation) is a platform trademarked by National Instruments and a Consortium of other companies in order to define a multivendor instrument-on-a-card standard for industrial applications.  The VXIbus specifications combine the VMEbus with the popular GPIB to create a modular instrumentation platform to meet the needs of instrumentation applications. 
   Other       Other unlisted technology types. 
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   Form Factor:      Card format is given in terms of (height x length). The height is expressed in units of 'U', and the length in mm (millimeters). The most popular heights are:
  • 3U = 100mm
  • 6U = 233mm
  • 9U = 360mm    (Not part of the VMEbus specifications)
The VMEbus specifications recognize two types of cards: A single height board, also known simply as a 3U card, is 100mm x 160mm with one 96 pin DIN connector (the P1 connector) on the rear that plugs into the backplane.  A double height board, also known as a 6U card, is 233mm x 160mm and may have a second 96 pin DIN connector (the P2 connector). There are 9U boards in existence but they are not part of the VMEbus specification. For VXI systems the cards are referenced by assigning a letter to the card: Size A, Size B, Size C, etc. VME systems reference the card by naming the height and the length: 3U x 160mm, 6U x 340mm, etc. The front edge (width) of a typical board is 20mm wide and may incorporate connectors, indicator lights and switches. (See table at the end of this help module).
   Your choices are...         
   3U x 160 mm (Size A)       Size A cards have a height of 100 mm (3U) and a length of 160 mm. 
   6U x 160 mm (Size B)       Size B cards have a height of 233 mm (6U) and a length of 160 mm. 
   6U x 340 mm (Size C)       Size C cards have a height of 233 mm (6U) and a length of 340 mm. 
   9U x 340 mm (Size D)       Size D cards have a height of 360 mm (9U) and a length of 340 mm. 
   9U x 400 mm       Cards have a height of 360 mm and a length of 400 mm.  
   Other       Other unlisted form factor. 
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   Tables:         
   VMEbus Data transfer Speeds      

VMEbus Data Transfer Speeds

Bus

Maximum Speed

VMEbus

40 MBps

VME64

80 MBps

VME64x

160 MBps

VME160

160 MBps

VME320

320 to over 500 MBps

 
   Card Form Factors (Sizes):     

VME / VXI Card Form Factors (sizes)

Height

Length (mm)

VXI Name

VME Name

3U

160

Size A or 3U x 160mm

3U (Eurocard)

6U

160

Size B or 6U x 160mm

6U (Eurocard)

6U

340

Size C or 6U x 340mm

6U x 340mm

9U

340

Size D or 9U x340mm

9U x 340mm

9U

400

9U x 400mm

9U x 400mm

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Operating System Support
   Operating System:       
   Your choices are...         
   DOS       Disk operating system (DOS®) is a command-line operating system developed by Microsoft Corporation. 
   Windows® 95/98       Operating system developed by Microsoft Corporation. 
   Windows® NT       Operating system developed by Microsoft Corporation. 
   Windows® 2000       Operating system developed by Microsoft Corporation. 
   Windows® XP       Operating system developed by Microsoft Corporation. 
   Linux®       An open-source implementation of UNIX used on many platforms, including Intel-based PCs, Macintosh, SPARCTM workstations, etc. Linux® is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. 
   SolarisTM       SolarisTM is a Unix-based operating environment that includes the SunOSTM operating system.  Solaris and SunOS are trademarks of Sun Microsystems. 
   QNX®       QNX® is a microcomputer operating system which is especially useful for controlling real-time operations. This includes things like assembly lines, position monitors, chemical plants, and industrial robots. 
   VxWorks®       A real time operating system (RTOS) from Wind River Systems. 
   LynxOS®       LynxOS® is a real-time operating system (RTOS) based on the open source Linux OS.  Developed by LynuxWorks, it is used extensively in embedded systems. 
   None       The device comes without any operating system support. 
   Other       Other unlisted operating system such as MAC OS, RTX, Embedded NT, Embedded Linux, pSOS+, etc. 
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Certification
   Card is CE / FCC Certified?       The card conforms with the U.S. requirements of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) and with the European CE Marking (Conformite Europeene or European Conformity) system, which is helpful for exports to the countries of the European Economic Area (EEA). 
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