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3U PMC Carrier – Conduction Cooled



This conduction cooled 3U CompactPCI single slot PMC provides an active interface between the CompactPCI bus (backplane) and a PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC). This product addresses the needs of aerospace, military, and rugged applications. It contains a thermal heat frame made of aluminum that fits together with conduction cooled PMC modules. Conduction cooling conducts heat away from the hot spots of the board and transfers the heat to the card edges and to the system chassis. No active ventilation is necessary inside of the system, which means the boards are sealed from the environmental influences found outside of the chassis. The heat frame and integrated wedge locks for the conduction cooling stiffens carrier and PMC module enabling the board to resist high shock and vibration.

The design utilizes a TI PCI2050I 32-Bit transparent PCI/PCI Bridge to transfer data between the cPCI backplane and the PMC site insuring an excellent communication path between the PMC module and the backplane.

The carrier plus a conduction cooled PMC module enables the integrator to build modular systems based on a variety of off-the-shelf conduction cooled PMC boards. System solutions are built much faster and offer higher flexibility compared to the design of a specific CPCI I/O board.

Key Features:

  • 3U CompactPCI carrier board occupying one slot
  • Single PMC site for all available Conduction Cooled PMC boards
  • Conformance: The 3U cPCI PMC Carrier is an IEEE.1-2201-compliant conduction-cooled cPCI carrier card
  • Dimensions:
    • Height – 116.5 mm
    • Depth – 160 mm
    • Width – 20.27 mm (4HP – single slot)
  • Supply Voltage: +3.3V
  • PMC VIO: fixed +3.3V VIO source.
  • Supply Power (maximum): 1.6 watts (not including installed PMC module)
  • Power consumption: for the PMC site cannot exceed 15W.
  • Operating Temperature: -40 to 85 °C
  • Storage Temperature: -55 to 105 °C
  • Operating Humidity: 10% to 80% (non-condensing).
  • PMC Connectors: The PMC site includes two PMC connectors (J1, J2) wired per the IEEE 1386.1 specifications. The J4 connector is wired to the cPCI backplane (PMC0 to cPCI_J2) per the PICMG 2.3 Rev 1.0 specification.
  • PMC Interface: The PMC site supports 32-bit / 33 MHz interface through a TI PCI2050I PCI/PCI Bridge.
  • 1 year limited warranty



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