Simple PCI to S-LINK interface
(Circuit no. 680-1110-400)
The Simple PCI to S-LINK interface (SPCIS) is a short PCI Card that is
needed to interface S-LINK Link Source Cards (LSCs) in a PCI environment.
The interface itself is fully compliant to the PCI as well as the S-LINK
specification. When the S-LINK LSC is plugged onto the SPCIS, the construction
will still use only one PCI slot.
The interface was made with simplicity of design in mind. This has consequences
for the ease of programming and the maximum transfer rate that the interface
can handle. The maximum transfer rate is around 65 MByte/sec with 32-bit
The Simple PCI to S-LINK interface has Front End Motherboard (FEMB)
functionality, is a duplex implementation, with a 33 MHz UCLK frequency,
having 5 Volt signal levels and a maximum transfer rate of 65 MByte/sec.
In S-LINK terms this is coded as a FEMB-D-33-x-5.0-65.
Furthermore the interface features:
As far as the PCI interface goes it features:
Programmable UDW[1..0], URESET# and UTEST# lines
Readable LRL[3..0] and LDOWN# lines
Interrupt on change of status of LRL[3..0] or LDOWN#
33 MHz PCI clock
32 bit databus
Bus target and initiator functionality
9/1/97: Two prototype boards will be mounted
4/3/97: Cards tested OK
22/5/97: Cards commercially available from INCAA
CERN - High
Speed Interconnect - S-LINK
Erik van der Bij - 12 July