The Technobox 8515 provides eight industry standard 16550-based UARTs using RS232 signaling levels, each with the full set of data and modem control lines configured for DTE operation (TXD, RXD, CTS, RTS, DTR, DSR, RI, and DCD). The board's feature set is configured without using any jumpers, plug-on mezzanines, or complex FPGAs. Instead, functions are implemented by selective population of the boards eight configuration sections. At the heart of the design is a single Exar XR17V58 Octal UART and eight TI MAX3243 driver/receivers. A standard 16550 UART is implemented that provides baud rates up to 115K-baud, and beyond.
The front panel I/O interface is a standard 68-pin SCSI-style connector. Neither PN4 nor P16 rear I/O is supported. Rear I/O capable variants (either air or conduction-cooled) can be built, however.
Various breakout panels and cable accessories are available to convert the 68-pin front panel I/O to suit user requirements. For example, Technobox P/N 4988 can be used to convert the output to eight DB9 connectors. A single GEN 1 (2.5 Gb/s) PCIe lane is presented to the VITA 61 (XMC 2.0) style XMC interface connector. Technoobx P/N 8515 is similar in function to Technobox P/Ns 2229 and 5284, offering an immediate solution for migrating from the PMC to XMC form factor.
8-port RS232 Asynchronous (Async) XMC I/O Card with with TXD, RXD, CTS, RTS, DTR, DSR, RI, and DCD on each port Lead free VITA 61 (XMC 2.0) RoHS Compliant Industrial Temperature 8515