Simple PCI to S-LINK interface

Photo of 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 S-LINK interfaces.

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:






CERN - High Speed Interconnect - S-LINK
Erik van der Bij - 12 July 2000