Upgrade your P/N 4289 to the NEW P/N 9136 "Tech Refresh" today! - 4/17/19
The Technobox, Inc. P/N 9136 offers current 4289 users an easy way to upgrade their technology in legacy designs. All pin functionality has been retained in the 9136. A separate migration tool is provided in order to assist in renumbering the FPGA balls. The “Tech Refresh” 32-channel reconfigurable RS422/RS485 digital I/O PMC provides a vehicle for implementing complex user-specific digital designs requiring a differential interface. This product is a third-generation design derived from the P/N 2674/3353/4289 products and provides identical features including 64b/66 MHz PCI bus support, up to 66MHz local bus clock and double the local SRAM.
All the features of the 2674/3353/4289 boards have been incorporated into this new product, enabling customers easy migration for existing applications. The product uses an Intel “Cyclone V” FPGA in a 484 Fine-Line FPGA. The Intel 5CGXFC4C6F23I7N is the default FPGA on the P/N 9136 design. Older generations offered larger FPGA options to customers to increase available I/O. Due to the size of the 5CGXFC4C6F23I7N, this will no longer be necessary. The design features a total of 32 general-purpose RS422/RS485 driven digital I/Os wired to both the front-panel and rear PN4 connector (64 signals per connector taking into account 2 signals per differential pair). For each of the 32 channels, the bidirectionality controlled by an output from the FPGA.
Fresh Website, Brand-New Products & 30 Years of Service! - 2/18/19
Technobox, Inc. 30th Anniversary - 2/12/19
Founded 1989 in southern New Jersey, Technobox, Inc. quickly gained notoriety for its exceptional COTS (Custom Off-The-Shelf) products and remains a recognized leader in the board-level solutions industry for the past 30 years. The company’s infancy focused on a variety of product initiatives such as the FutureBus+. While not initially fruitful, these early research efforts sparked the design & development of what remains Technobox, Inc.’s most successful product line – the PMC (PCI Mezzanine Card).
In 1995, the company introduced its initial PMC product line including Universal Video Interface. The early success quickly expanded into async interface modules and transition panels – as well as the development of PMC adapters, extenders & converters spanning a diverse range of markets including defense, industrial control & transportation. Based on the PMC products’ success, Technobox, Inc. began XMC (Switched Mezzanine Card) development in 2009, producing several products utilizing this technology. Virtually all successful PMC products were migrated to XMC – demonstrating our dedication to customer service and willingness to adapt to changing technologies.
The Micro Mezzanine System (MMS) product concept was introduced in 2008 and awarded U.S Patent 7,539,026 the very next year. The Technobox, Inc. MMS line enjoyed several years of great success – so much so that Patent 7,539,026 and all its related goods were acquired by Abaco Systems in 2016. Three decades later, Technobox, Inc. boasts a DEKRA ISO 9001:2015 Certificate 111746.00, and continues manufacturing innovative solutions for engineering and/or testing PMC and XMC mezzanine boards, or enabling their integration within system platforms such as OpenVPX, VME and standard PCI Express (PCIe).