Concurrent Technologies announces the latest addition to their range of communication XMC mezzanine cards. The XM RS1/20x is a low power asynchronous serial communications adaptor supporting either the industry standard RS232 interface, RS422 differential interface or the RS485 multi-drop interface. The product is ideally suited to expand upon the number of serial ports of the host processor board and can be used in a wide range of industrial, telecommunication, commercial, financial and defense applications.
The XM RS1/20x is a single-size card and is compliant with the XMC (Switched Mezzanine Card) specification; it can be installed onto XMC sites on appropriate host boards such as Concurrent Technologies’ 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 based VME, VXS™, CompactPCI® and VPX™ boards. Like the XM RS1/20x, Concurrent Technologies’ ranges of XMC host boards are available in commercial and extended temperature versions, and some are available in ruggedized, conduction-cooled or air-cooled, versions.
The XM RS1/20x interfaces to the host board via an x1 PCI Express® link on the XMC bus. The front panel provides three RS232 ports via industry standard 9-way micro D-type connectors. Rear IO, via P4, can optionally support an additional four RS232 or RS422/485 ports dependant on variant. All serial ports provide TXD, RXD, CTS, RTS, DCD, DSR, DTR and RI signals.
To simplify the board’s integration many popular industry standard operating systems are supported including Windows® XP, Windows® XP Embedded, Windows® 7, Windows® Embedded Standard 7 and Linux®.