Simple S-LINK to PMC interface

Picture of board
(Circuit no. 680-1110-200)
Bottom side of S-LINK to PMC interface with PMC connectors.
The S-LINK connector is mounted at the other side of the card.


The Simple S-LINK to PMC (SSP) interface is a PCI Mezzanine Card that is needed to interface S-LINK Link Destination Cards (LDCs) in a PMC environment. The interface itself is fully compliant to the PMC as well as the S-LINK specification. However, when the S-LINK LDC is plugged onto the SSP, 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 only. With the integrated DMA, the board can transfer data at the full PMC bus speed which is theoretically 130 MByte/sec.

The Simple S-LINK to PMC has Read-out Motherboard (ROMB) functionality, is a duplex implementation, which can handle an LCLK with a frequency up to 40 MHz, having 5 Volt signal levels and a maximum transfer rate of 130 MByte/sec. In S-LINK terms this is coded as a ROMB-D-40-x-5.0-130.

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