Simple PMC to S-LINK interface


(Circuit no. 680-1110-150)
Bottom side of PMC to S-LINK interface with PMC connectors.
The S-LINK connector is mounted at other side of the card.


The Simple PMC to S-LINK interface is a PCI Mezzanine Card that is needed to interface S-LINK Link Source Cards (LSCs) in a PMC environment. The interface itself is fully compliant to the PMC as well as the S-LINK specification. However, when the SLINK LSC is plugged onto the SPS, the total height will be larger than allowed by the PMC specification.

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 SLINK interfaces.

The Simple PMC to S-LINK 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 PMC interface goes it features:






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