I/O Companion Board

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Available as a mezzanine companion board to the CCD-CALYPSO CPU card, the CCEPUNK is provided with high-speed communication channels such as FireWire and USB, and common legacy I/O ports as well. Interconnection between the CCE-PUNK I/O module and the CPU carrier board is achieved by several expansion connectors, which comprise the PCIe (PCI Express), LPC (Low Pin Count) and ATA/IDE interfaces. As an option, the CCE-PUNK is available with a rugged on-board 2.5-inch hard disk drive (1.8-inch SSD/HDD as a mezzanine module). The CCE-PUNK will be attached on top of the CPU board, and shares its front panel typically with the host CPU carrier board
(8HP front panel width in total). In addition to its front panel I/O connectors, the CCE-PUNK has been designed also for rear I/O and therefore requires a non-bussed single-slot P1/P2 backplane in addition to the CompactPCI bus. However, if front panel I/O is solely needed, the J1/J2 connectors may be omitted as an option. The CCE-PUNK communicates with the host CPU by means of 3 expansion connectors: P1 (LPC), P21 (PATA/IDE), and P30 (PCI Express). The LPC (Low Pin Count) is a multiplexed ISA bus, enabling the super-I/O controller chip to emulate the legacy I/O interfaces. Among these are the classic parallel (printer) and serial (COM) ports.  The Parallel ATA/IDE interface is still essential for embedded applications, due to the availability of ATA CompactFlash cards and 1.8-inch hard disks with an ATA/IDE compatible I/F only. Optionally, the CCEPUNK can be equipped with either a CompactFlash mezzanine module, or a robust 2.5-inch hard disk drive, particularly suited for use in a rugged environment. A mezzanine module is also available which carries an 1.8-inch drive, as an alternative. The CCE-PUNK fits on the top side of the CCD-CALYPSO CPU board, which is on the right side when looking at the front panel of the boards inserted into a CPCI rack. In addition to front panel I/O, some of the interfaces of the CCE-PUNK are available for rear I/O across the connectors J1/P1 and J2/P2. A suitable rear I/O transition module such as the CCZ-RIO would be required in addition to gain access to the I/O ports from the systems back panel. Several I/O functions are also directly available by on-board headers on the CCEPUNK, mainly the IDE interface. Other onboard connectors are only stuffed as an option, however. If equipped with the rear I/O connectors J1/J2, the CCE-PUNK must be inserted on a slot outside of the CompactPCI backplane. A single slot rear I/O P1/P2 backplane should be present in the system rack at the CCE reserved slot. Most EKF systems have the CPCI busprint justified to the left margin of the 19-inch rack, with the system slot (CPU slot) orientated to the right end of the backplane. Following next to the right side, the CCE-PUNK should be placed in between the remaining free mounting space.

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  • Single size Eurocard (160x100mm2), needs 4HP (20.3mm) additional mounting space, typically delivered as a ready to use assembly unit including the CCD-CALYPSO providing a common 8HP front panel shared with the CPU board, mounting position right (on top of CPU board)

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