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CompactPCI® Serial • PMC Module Carrier Card

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SK1-CHORD • CPCI Serial PMC Module Carrier
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CompactPCI® Serial • PMC Module Carrier
PCI Express® to PCI® Bridge

The SK1-CHORD is a peripheral slot board for PICMG® CompactPCI® Serial systems and acts as carrier card for a PMC-style mezzanine module. PMC modules are are provided with a legacy PCI® interface and are widely in use for industrial and scientific applications. The SK1-CHORD supports the most common 32-bit 33/66MHz PMC modules.

The SK1-CHORD is equipped with a PCI Express® to PCI® bridge for conversion of data from the CompactPCI® Serial backplane, to the on-board PCI® parallel bus. The PMC module fits on the PMC connectors J11/J12 at 10mm height. The SK1-CHORD can be installed into any peripheral slot of a CompactPCI® Serial backplane.


SK1-CHORD - PMC Module Carrier

The SK1-CHORD requires only a single PCI Express® lane from the backplane, passed over across the connector P1 to the on-board PCIe to PCI® bridge.

The local PCI® interface is 32bit wide, hence J11 and J12 are provided as PMC mezzanine connectors. PMC modules can be operated at either 66MHz or 33MHz clock rate.

Major Benefits

  • PICMG® CompactPCI® Serial Standard (CPCI-S.0) Peripheral Slot Card
  • Single Size Eurocard 3U 4HP 100x160mm2
  • CompactPCI® Serial Backplane Connector P1
  • 1 x PCI Express® Lane Gen1 is Sufficient
  • On-Board Proven PCIe to PCI® Bridge PLX 8112

PMC Support
  • Carrier Card for PMC Mezzanine Modules According to IEEE P1386.1
  • 10mm Board-to-Board Distance
  • PMC Mezzanine Module Connectors J11 & J12 (32bit 33/66MHz PCI®)
  • DC/DC regulators +3.3V 4.0A, +5V 4.0A, -12V/0.15A (option only)

  • Designed & manufactured in Germany
  • ISO 9001 certified quality management system
  • Long Term Availability
  • Rugged Solution (Coating/Sealing Available on Request)
  • RoHS compliant
  • Operating temperature -40°C to +85°C (industrial temperature range)
  • Storage temperature -40°C to +85°C, max. gradient 5°C/min
  • Humidity 5% ... 95% RH non condensing
  • Altitude -300m ... +3000m
  • Shock 15g 0.33ms, 6g 6ms
  • Vibration 1g 5-2000Hz
  • MTBF 89.5 years
  • EC Regulatory EN55022, EN55024, EN60950-1 (UL60950-1/IEC60950-1)

SK1-CHORD w. DE2-TIGER SATA Controller PMC Module

SK1-CHORD w. DE2-TIGER SATA Controller PMC Module

SK1-CHORD - Simplified Block Diagram

SK1-CHORD - Simplified Block Diagram

SK1-CHORD w. DB1-FALCON PMC Module (Exploded View)

SK1-CHORD w. DB1-FALCON USB 2.0 Host Controller PMC Module (Exploded View)

Ordering Information
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