The PMC450 is an FPGA-based 8 channel RS422 serial PMC card with front and rear I/O.

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Serial Controller PMC (RS422) – PMC450

The PMC450 is a FPGA-based 8 channel RS422 serial PMC card with front and rear I/O.

The standard configuration consists of a PCI-core and eight 16C550-uart compatible cores. With the 32 onboard RS422 transceivers 8 serial RS422 channels (Rx, Tx, RTS and CTS) are created. The PMC450 features a 68-pin high dense connector at the front for the connection of all the RS422 channels. A PIM (PMC I/O Interface) for rear I/O is optional. Usage in ruggedised systems with conductive cooling is also possible.
Because of the fully FPGA-based design, custom protocol interfaces for RS422 and RS485 are available on request. Examples of custom specific protocol interfaces are e.g. Serial I/O, Encoder Interfaces, Stepper Motor Controllers and more.


Single PMC slot (IEEE 1386.1-2001) with front I/O and rear I/O
Optional PIM450 (VITA 36) for rear I/O connections
Xilinx FPGA softcore PCI interface
16C550 compatible host interface
FIFO Depth 16 bytes
Communication parameters 115Kb
PCI interface: PCI2.1 compliant, 33MHz, 32-bit interface, 3.3V and 5V signalling supported, 5V supply
8 serial RS422 channels with Rx, Tx, RTS and CTS at 68-pin front or 64-pin rear connector
Dipswitch selectable line termination
Operating temperature 0..60°C and -40..+85°C


PMC450_datasheet – product datasheet