Carrier Card supports 32-bit, 66 MHz PCI interface.

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Model APC-PMC enables use of PMC mezzanine I/O modules in standard PCI computer system. It acts as adapter to route PCI bus signals to and from PMC module through PCI card slot edge connector. Modules with front or rear connections for I/O cable access may be used. Both 5 and 3.3 V signaling are accommodated. Typical uses include data acquisition, process control, test and measurement, motion control, and network data communication.



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New PMC Carrier Card Provides a Low-Cost Interface Enabling Use of I/O Mezzanine Modules in a PCI Computer System



Acromag's new APC-PMC provides an easy and low cost solution that enables use of a PMC mezzanine I/O module in a standard PCI computer system. The carrier card acts simply as an adapter to route PCI bus signals to and from the PMC module through the PCI card slot edge connector. Each APC-PMC carrier holds a single PMC module on a half-length PCI card. All Acromag PMC modules and those from other vendors are supported. Priced at just $225, the APC-PMC economically converts a PMC module into a board that is ready for insertion into a PCI bus slot.

The APC-PMC carrier card supports a 32-bit, 66 MHz PCI interface. Modules with front or rear connections for I/O cable access may be used. Both 5V and 3.3V signaling are accommodated.

Hundreds of PMC I/O modules from numerous suppliers are available and can be used with the APC-PMC carrier. Acromag manufactures a broad range of PMC modules that perform A/D, D/A, digital I/O, counter/timer, quadrature, serial communication, and even custom functions with user-programmable FPGAs. Many Acromag PMCs feature extended temperature ranges (-40 to 85°C operation). Select from dozens of models to meet your needs.

The PMC mezzanine's modular format enables multiple functions and high-density I/O on a single board to lower costs and save card slots. With its rugged design, open architecture, and high performance, the PMC concept is ideal for a wide variety of I/O applications. Typical uses include data acquisition, process control, test & measurement, motion control, and network data communication.

Acromag has been developing and manufacturing measurement and control products for more than 45 years. They are an international corporation with a world headquarters near Detroit, Michigan and a global network of sales representatives and distributors. Acromag offers a complete line of embedded I/O products including bus boards, mezzanine modules, wiring accessories, and software. Industries served include military, aerospace, manufacturing, transportation, utilities, and scientific research laboratories.

For more information about Acromag products, call Inside Sales or Marketing Communications at (248) 624-1541, (800) 881-0268, FAX (248) 624-9234, or write Acromag, Inc. at P.O. Box 437, Wixom, MI 48393-7037 USA. Information is also available on the Internet at www.acromag.com.

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