LPCI-3488A/PXI-3488
High-Performance IEEE-488 GPIB Interface Cards
Introduction
The IEEE-488 standard, also known as GPIB, is a bus interface that connects instruments with a computer to
form an ATE system. GPIB was initially developed by Hewlett Packard and was recognized as an IEEE
standard in 1978. The IEEE-488.1-1978 standard defines the convention for electrical and mechanical bus
characteristics, as well as the state diagram for each bus function. In 1987, another standard was derived
from the original IEEE-488.1-1978 and known as IEEE-488.2-1978. It was introduced to define data formats,
common commands, and control protocols for instruments. In general, IEEE-488.1 defines hardware
specifications, and IEEE-488.2 defines software specifications. The IEEE-488 standard has been widely
accepted by instrument vendors over the past few decades. Today, GPIB is still the most popular interface
between computer and instruments.
Instrument A
Able to Talk,
Listen and Control
ex: Computer
Instrument C
Able to Listen
ex: Function
Generator
EOI
IFC
SRQ
ATN
REN
5system
Management
lines
DAV
NRFD
NDAC
Features
3 handshake
lines
Instrument A
Able to Talk,
Listen and Control
ex: Computer
DI01-8
Instrument B
Able to Talk
and to Listen
ex: Oscilloscoae
Handshake and data signals on the GPIB bus
Fully compatible with the IEEE-488 standard
Supports a 32-bit 3.3 V or 5 V PCI bus
PXI specification Rev. 2.2 compliant (PXI-3488)
Up to 1.5 MB/s data transfer rates
Built-in FIFO for read/write operations
Provides APIs compatible with NI-488.2 driver software*
Supports industrial-standard VISA library
Interactive utility for testing and diagnostics
Instrument C
Able to Listen
ex: Function
Generator
8 data lines
EOI
IFC
SRQ
ATN
REN
DAV
NRFD
NDAC
Instrument B
Instrument D
Instrument C
Instrument C
Instrument B
Instrument A
Star instrument connection
200
400
600
800
1000
Block Size (Bytes)
600
400
200
0
200
400
600
800
Block Size (Bytes)
1000
Data Xfer Rate (KB/s)
Data Xfer Rate (KB/s)
1000
0
800
Data Xfer Rate (KB/s)
Data Xfer Rate (KB/s)
400
ADLINK
GPIB Data Xfer Rate (Small Block Data)
200
Instrument B
ADLINK's LPCI-3488A and PXI-3488 GPIB controller interface cards are fully compatible with the IEEE-488.2
instrumentation control and communication standard and are capable of controlling up to 14 stand-alone
instruments via IEEE-488 cables. The LPCI-3488A and PXI-3488 are designed to meet the requirements for
ADLINK GPIB Data Xfer Rate (Small Block Data)
ADLINK GPIB Data Xfer Rate (Large Block Data)
high performance and maximum programming portability. The LPCI-3488A is developed using ADLINK's
1600
1000
intellectual
property in FPGAs which incorporates a GPIB controller,
provides reliable GPIB bus control
1400
Linear instrument connection
Star instrument connection
capability,
800 and supports a transfer rate up to 1.5 MB/s. With APIs that are compatible with NI-488.2* driver
1200
software and VISA support, the LPCI-3488A and PXI-3488 offer the best compatibility with your existing
1000
600
applications and instrument drivers
800
Instrument A
• LabWindow/CVI*
Linear instrument connection
Instrument A
Instrument A
Handshake and data signals on the GPIB bus
• Windows Vista/XP/2000/2003 Server
■ Recommended Software
• LabVIEW*
3 handshake
lines
8 data lines
DI01-8
■ Operating Systems
• VB/VC++/BCB/Delphi
Instrument D
Instrument C
5system
Management
lines
Instrument B
PXI-3488
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
Instrument B
Able to Talk
and to Listen
ex: Oscilloscoae
Instrument C
LPCI-3488A
600
ADLINK
GPIB Data Xfer Rate (Large Block Data)
400
200
1600
0
1400
15 30 45 60 75 90 105 120 135 150
1200
Block Size (KBytes)
1000
800
600
400
200
0
15 30 45 60 75 90 105 120 135 150
Block Size (KBytes)
Performance
ADLINK's expertise in PCI and PXI interface cards was leveraged when developing these newly designed
GPIB interface card. The LPCI-3488A, which is the low-profile PCI form factor, supports both 3.3 V and 5 V PCI
buses and can be adapted to most industrial and desktop computers. The PXI-3488 is compliant with PXI
specification Rev. 2.2 and can be used with most PXI and CompactPCI system. A built-in FIFO is placed
between the GPIB bus and PCI controller to buffer GPIB read/write operations. This FIFO eliminates the gap
between the slow GPIB bus (~1.5 MB/s) and the fast PCI bus (132 MB/s), and dramatically increases overall
system performance.
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GPIB Communications
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PXI
Fully Compatible with Your Existing Applications
ADLINK GPIB interface cards are delivered with complete software support, including a driver API that is fully binary compatible with NI-488.2* driver software. All programs
written based on GPIB-32.DLL can be executed with LPCI-3488A or PXI-3488 without any modification. VISA library is also supported to ensure compatibility with applications
utilizing VISA. The ADLINK LPCI-3488A and PXI-3488 thus provides the “Plug and Play” compatibility with all your existing applications.
How do ADLINK's GPIB Interface
Cards Work?
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General Specifications
Dimensions (not including connectors) :
+5 V
400 mA (typical)
750 mA (maximum)
+3.3 V
400 mA (typical)
750 mA (maximum)
■ LPCI-3488A
High-Performance IEEE-488 GPIB interface
card for low-profile PCI bus, shipped with an
additional low-profile bracket.
■ PXI-3488
High-Performance IEEE-488 GPIB interface
card for PXI/CompactPCI bus
■ ACL-IEEE488-1
IEEE-488 standard cable, 1 meter length
■ ACL-IEEE488-2
IEEE-488 standard cable, 2 meter length
■ ACL-IEEE488-4
IEEE-488 standard cable, 4 meter length
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■ ACL-IEEE488-8
IEEE-488 standard cable, 8 meter length
Product names mentioned herein are used for
identification purposes only and may be trademarks and/
or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
*NI, LabVIEW, LabWindows, and CVI are trademarks
or registered trademarks of National Instruments
Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and
other countries.
• LPCI-3488A: 120 mm x 64 mm
• PXI-3488: 160 mm x 100 mm
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• Up to 14 instruments connected
• Maximum 1.5 MB/s data transfer rate
• Cable length
-2 meters between each instrument (suggested)
-20 meters total cable length
• Data transfer mode: 8 bits parallel
• Handshake: 3 wire handshake, reception of each data byte is
acknowledged
• EMC/EMI: CE, FCC Class A
• VB/VC++/BCB/Delphi
• LabVIEW™*
• LabWindows/CVI*
• I/O connector : IEEE-488 standard 24-pin
• Operating temperature : 0°C to 55°C
• Storage temperature : -20°C to 80°C
• Relative humidity : 5% to 95%, non-condensing
• Power requirements
• LPCI-3488A
• PXI-3488
+5 V
250 mA (typical)
300 mA (maximum)
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PXI/cPCI Modules
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Certifications
Programming Interface
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GPIB & Expansion
GPIB Bus Specifications
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Ordering Information
Specifications
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Modular Instruments
Microsoft VC++/VB
The objective of a test and measurement application is
NI LabVIEW*
to test a specific UUT (Unit Under Test) automatically.
ADE
A typical automatic testing system includes testing
NI LabWindows/CVI*
programs and various testing equipment connected to
Agilent TestExec
the host computer via a GPIB interface. To manage the
connections with GPIB instruments, testing programs are
Direct invocation
usually developed according to the following model: ADEs
Using existing
to GPIB driver API
(Application Development Environments), the environment
instrument drivers
VISA
functions
where applications are written. Some ADEs are popular
via VISA in ADE
because users can implement any function needed using
textual programming (ex. VC++/VB, TestExec) or graphical
Native driver API
programming (ex. LabVIEW*) techniques. A vital part
Driver API
to provide IEEEof a test and measurement application is to control and
communicate with GPIB instruments. Two techniques are
488 functions
(GPIB-32.DLL)
generally used to control the GPIB interface: invoke the
native driver API or use the existing instrument drivers via
ADLINK LPCI-3488A
VISA. A native driver API is provided by most GPIB interface
ADLINK PXI-3488
vendors and is usually in the form of ANSI C functions.
Agilent 82350B
For users who need more detailed control over GPIB
GPIB Cards
NI PCI-GPIB*
instruments, using a driver API with SCPI string commands
is a good choice. For others who want to keep away from
...
complicated instrument commands, instrument drivers
developed for specific ADEs (ex. LabVIEW*/TestExec) can
significantly simplify the complexity of instrument control.
Most of the instrument drivers use a VISA library to control the GPIB interface and communicate with instruments. VISA support is essential in this case. ADLINK GPIB interface
cards work with your applications in both ways. Its GPIB-32.DLL provides binary compatibility with the popular NI-488.2* driver software. The LPCI-3488A and PXI-3488 also
provide VISA library support that can be used with most common instrument drivers written by instrument vendors. Regardless if you are using VC++, VB, Delphi, LabVIEW*, or
any other T&M ADE, ADLINK GPIB interface cards are the most cost-effective GPIB solutions compatible with all your applications.
PCI™/PCI Express /ExpressCard™ Expanded Anywhere
®
With ADLINK Bus Expansion Technology
What is Bus Expansion Technology?
Bus expansion, or bus extension, is a technology that increases the number of bus slots
of the same or different bus types for a host computer system. Typically, a bus expansion
system is composed of three major parts, an expansion card installed in the host computer,
Specialized Cable
Expansion Card
an expansion chassis to provide more bus slots, and a specialized cable to connect them.
Though the host computer and the expansion chassis are physically separated, they
More Bus
Slots
are logically the same computer system. All cards installed in the expansion chassis are
recognized and operated as if they were installed in the host computer, without any additional
drivers or software needed.
Host Computer
Expansion
Chassis
Benefits of Bus Expansion Technology
CPU
• Increase bus slots, let customers install more PCI™ devices into a single PC system.
• Provide interoperability of different bus interface device, PCI™ and PXI™ in a PC system.
Arbitrary PCI device
Host
• Leverage latest and superb computing power of server-grade computer, without changing your PCI™ modules.
Memory
Device
Device
Bridge
• By separating host PC and extension chassis, all of the measurement modules are kept away from high frequency interference from CPU, chipset, and memory, etc.
• Extension via cable up to 10 m, the host can be protected in a safe environment while the control or measurement module
can be placed in hazardous environment.
PCI
PCI
Bus 0
Bus 1
bridge
• Complete hardware and software transparency, without the need for addition drivers or software.
bridge
Types of Bus Expansion Solutions
Depending on the bus type in a host computer and extension chassis, we can create many
combinations of bus expansion solutions. The following are several existing bus extension
solutions ADLINK provides:
• PCI-to-PCI expansion
• PCI-to-PXI expansion
• PCI Express-to-PCI expansion
• PCI Express-to-PXI expansion
• ExpressCard-to-PCI expansion
• ExpressCard-to-PXI expansion
Device
Device
Host Computer
Expansion Chassis
The PCI™ signals are transmitted
over a parallel cable
Specialized Cable
Expansion Card
More Bus
Slots
Host Computer
PCIS-8580-13S
EC-8560/PXI-8565
PCI-8570
/ PXI-8570
Expansion
Chassis
ADLINK Bus Expansion Technology
ADLINK is dedicated to the fields of PCI™, PXI™ and PCI Express® extension technology.
The PCI™ bus is a parallel bus which contains 32 data lines (32-bit PCI™) or 64 data lines
(64-bit PCI™), while PCI Express® bus is a high-speed serialized bus which uses 2.5 Gbps
LVDS signal pairs to transmit/receive data. Distinct extension technologies are used for
different bus types. In this section, we’ll illustrate the technologies we use for ADLINK bus
expansion solutions.
PCI-based Expansion Technology (PCI-to-PCI, PCIto-PXI, PXI-to-PXI)
ADLINK leverages a state-of-art StarFabric™ technology to design our PCI-based expansion
solution. The ADLINK PCI-based expansion solution works as a transparent PCI™ bridge
and converts PCI™ bus signals to serialized StarFabric™ data format and transmits the data
using LVDS signal pairs. This new expansion solution provides up to 10 meters of expansion
distance and extremely reliable operation.
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CPU
Arbitrary PCI device
Host
Bridge
Memory
Bus 0
PCI
bridge
Device
Device
PCI
bridge
Device
Bus 1
Device
Host Computer
Expansion Chassis
The PCI™ signals are transmitted
over a parallel cable
Bus Expansion
1
PXI
Step 2 Sele
CAT-5 cable is used to
connect two chassis
CPU
622 Mbps
Memory
PCI bridge
StarFabric
port
Host
Bridge
Bus 0
Device
Device
Arbitrary PCI Device
622 Mbps
622 Mbps
622 Mbps
622 Mbps
622 Mbps
622 Mbps
Device
Device
PCI bridge
StarFabric
port
PCI Express® bus is inherently a serialized bus. Data between devices is transferred in the
form of serialized data packets and over 2.5 Gbps LVDS PHY. A major concern is maintaining
signal integrity while transmitting signals over cables. ADLINK PCI Express-based solutions
provide up to 7 meters of extension and over 100 MB/s sustained data transfer rate.
Bus 1
622 Mbps
Host Computer
Expansion Chassis
4 pairs, bi-directional,
622 Mbps LVDS links
Selecting ADLINK Bus Expansion Solutions
622 Mbps
622 Mbps
622 Mbps 3. Select the extension cable according to your expected
extension distance
622 Mbps
For example, ADLINK PCI-based expansion solutions provide
puter
cable options Expansion
of 2, 5, and 10 meters
and ADLINK PCI
Chassis
Express-based expansion solutions provide cable options of
4 pairs, bi-directional,
1, 3, and 7 meters.
622 Mbps LVDS links
PCI Express bus
More PCI Slots
PCIe-to-PCI
PXI ChassisPCI Bus
bridge
Equalizer
De-Emphasis
Host Computer
Expansion Chassis
Transmit the PCI signals
over a parallel cable
PCES-8581-4S/PCES-8581-13S [P.3-5]
PCIe-8560/PXI-8565 [P.3-10]
ECS-8582-4S [P.3-5]
EC-8560/PXI-8565 [P.3-9]
4
5
Memory
Express bus
PCIS-8580-4S/PCIS-8580-13S [P.3-7]
Arbitrary PCI device
Device
PCIe-to-PCI
bridge
PCI-8570/PXI-8570 [P.3-8]
Software & Utilities
Well-shielded High-speed
cable connects the remote
chassis and host PC
Device
Call for availability
PCI Bus
PXI-8570 [P.3-8]
s
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puter
Expansion Chassis
Transmit the PCI signals
over a parallel cable
PCES-8
PCIS-8
Device
PXI/cPCI Modules
vice
Arbitrary PCI Device
2. Select the bus and chassis to expand to
622 Mbps
If the target of extension
is PXI™ bus,Device
you should select
Device
622 Mbps a corresponding PXI™ module to connect to a host
computer. If the target of the expansion is PCI™ bus, the
622 Mbps
expansion system usually comesBus
with a1chassis that contains
622 Mbps a backplane and power supply. You should select the capacity
of PCI™ slots within the expansion chassis.
PCI bridge
StarFabric
port
PCI bridge
StarFabric
port
Memory
Memory
3
GPIB & Expansion
1. Select the bus in your host computer system
For desktop or Industrial computers, there are PCI™ or
PCI Express® slots available. For laptop computers, you may
have anto
ExpressCard™ slot. For PXI™ systems, PXI™ slots
CAT-5 cable is used
are available. You should first select the bus you want to
connect two chassis
expand from.
Root
2
Arbitrary PCI device
Step 2 Select the Complex
bus and chassis to expand toDevice
Step 1 Select a bus for your host computer
Various bus extension solutions are provided based on the
bus types of the host computer and the expansion chassis.
Here are few simple steps to help you correctly choose the
bus expansion solution you need.
Well-shielded High-speed
cable connects the remote
chassis and host PC
CPU
Modular
Step 1 Select a bus for your
hostInstruments
computer
PCI Express-based Expansion Technology (PCIe-toPCI, PCIe-to-PXI, ExpressCard-to-PCI, ExpressCardto-PXI)
Cal
PCES-8581-4S/13S, ECS-8582-4S
PCIe/EC-to-PCI Expansion Systems
Introduction
Harnessing the bandwidth potential of the PCI Express, these latest smart expansion systems enable compuers with
a PCI Express slot to remotely manage and control up to 13 PCI devices seven meters away, using the high-speed
PCI Express interface. Offering up to 13 (PCES-8581-13S) or four PCI slots (PCES-8581-4S, ECS-8582-4S), these
expansion systems operate in 32-bit/33 MHz configuration and come with complete end-to-end hardware
and software transparency for the host system. Hardware devices installed in the expansion system
behave and work as if these are directly installed into the host system, requiring no additional drivers or software
installation. The host system may be separated from the expansion system at up to seven meters using
high-quality shielded twisted copper cables. The robust and reliable PCI expansion-to-PCI expansion systems
are suited for portable test and measurement applications with high-density I/O requirement and in hazardous
industrial control and automation environments.
ECS-8582-4S
Controlling PCI™ Remotely via the PCI® Express Interface
PCES-8581-4S
PCES-8581-13S
Features
■ PCI Express-based control of PCI - PCES-8581-4S/13S
■ ExpressCard-based control of PCI - ECS-8582-4S
■ High-speed PCI Express x1 interface
■ Compatible with 5 V and 3.3 V PCI signaling
■ 32-bit/33 MHz PCI interface support
■ PCES-8581-4S/ECS-8582-4S expand four half-size PCI slots
in a shoebox size wallmount chassis with built-in 200 W
power supply
■ PCES-8581-13S expands 13 full-size PCI slots in a 19" rackmount chassis with built-in 400 W power supply
■ Extension distance of up to 7 meters (extension cables at
1 M, 3 M, and 7 M)
■ Comprehensive hardware and software transparency
■ Compliant with
Most commercial desktop PCs of today are equipped with only one or two PCI slots. For users and applications
requiring control of multiple PCI devices from one PC system, this limitation causes great difficulty when
searching for and deciding on a suitable computer system. With the ADLINK PCES-8581-13S expansion
system, users can easily expand their system and conveniently accommodate 13 PCI devices or more.
For rugged applications where the PC system is subjected to a hazardous environment, valuable components
such as the CPU and hard disk drive are easily damaged. To protect these valuable IT investments, the
PCES-8581-13S and the PCES-8581-4S PCI Express-to-PCI expansion system can be controlled remotely at
up to 7 meters from the host PC using a high-speed and well-shielded cable. While the host PC system is installed at
a safe distance from the rugged environment, the remote expansion system is designed to withstand extreme
temperatures or high vibration. On the other hand, if your PCI devices require less electromagnetic interference,
you may also use the PCI Express-to-PCI expansion system to isolate high frequency interferences from the
CPU, memory, or North/Southbridge chips. These expansion systems also allow close installation of your
DAQ and/or control cards with the DUT (Device Under Test) for a more compact and space-saving test and
measurement environment.
The ExpressCard-to-PCI expansion technology
The ECS-8582-4S expansion system consists of an EC-8560 installed in the laptop computer, a RK-8005
expansion chassis with pre-installed backplane and PCI-8565 expansion card to accommodate PCI™ cards,
and a cable to connect them. The EC-8560 is an ExpressCard/34 module that re-drives the PCI Express®
signal and transmits it through the cable. On the other side, the PCI-8565 installed in the expansion chassis
equalizes the signal and works as a PCI Express-to-PCI bridge to accommodate four 32-bit/33 MHz PCI™
slots. Operating with full 132 MB/s PCI™ bandwidth, the ECS-8582-4S delivers an easy solution for bus
expansion without any sacrifice of performance.
Note:
Due to the BIOS design, some laptop computers may be limited by system resource allocation for external
PCI™ devices. ADLINK tests various laptop computers for compatibility with the ECS-8582-4S. Please visit
the ADLINK website or contact us for compatibility information.
• ExpressCard™ Standard Release 1.2
• PCI Express® Base Specification Rev. 1.0a
• PCI-to-PCI Bridge Architecture Specification, Revision 1.2
• PCI Local Bus Specification, Revision 3.0
High/Low temperature
Environment
Connect your laptop
to up to four PCI cards
Expand PCI connectivity from a laptop
computer
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Shock/Vibration
Environment
Separate your PC system and PCI devices, protect
your PC system from hazardous environments.
Expansion Systems
1
PXI
EC-8560
RK-8005
PCIe-8560
2
RK-8014
Specifications
General Specifications
EC-8560
• ExpressCard™ Standard Release 1.2 compliant
• PCI Express® Base Specification Rev. 1.0a compliant
• PCI Express® x1 link with 250 MB/s data throughput
• Extended distance of up to 7 meters
• Dimension: ExpressCard/34 (108 mm (W) x 34 mm (H))
• Power requirements:
Device
+3.3 V
EC-8560
■
PCIe-8560
■
210 mA
210 mA
• PCI-to-PCI Bridge Architecture Specifications Rev. 1.2 compliant
• PCI™ Local Bus Specifications Rev. 3.0 compliant
• Supports 5 V and 3.3 V PCI™ bus
• Extended distance of up to 7 meters
• Dimensions: Low-profile PCI™ add-on card (64 mm (H) x 120 mm (W))
• Power requirements:
Device
+3.3 V
RK-8005
■ ECS-8582-4S
Includes One EC-8560, One RK-8005, and One
ACL-EXPRESS-3 Cable
■ PCES-8581-4S
Includes One PCIe-8560, One RK-8005, and One
ACL-EXPRESS-3 Cable
■ PCES-8581-13S
Includes One PCIe-8560, One RK-8014, and One
ACL-EXPRESS-3 Cable
■ ACL-EXPRESS-1
Optional 1 M Expansion Cable
■ ACL-EXPRESS-3
Optional 3 M Expansion Cable
■ ACL-EXPRESS-7
Optional 7 M Expansion Cable
720 mA
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• Dimensions:122 mm (W) x 195 mm (H) x 259 mm (D)
• Weight: 3.2 kg (7.04 lb)
• Backplane: Five 32-bit/33 MHz half-sized PCI™ slots
- One slot for expansion card
- 4 slots available for PCI™ cards
• Power supply:
- Input voltage: 85 VAC to 265 VAC
- Output: 200 W
• Cooling: One 37.5 CFM ball bearing fan (80 mm)
• Dimensions: 483.5 mm (W) x 177 mm (H) x 448.5 mm (D)
• Weight: 12 Kg (26.4 lb)
• Backplane: 14 x 32-bit/33 MHz full-size PCI slots
- 1 slot for expansion card
- 13 slots available for PCI cards
• Power supply:
- Input voltage: 85VAC to 265VAC with auto-switching
- Output: 400 W
• Cooling: Two 88 CFM ball bearing fan (120 mm)
• Length: 1 M, 3 M, 7 M
RK-8014
ACL-EXPRESS-1/-3/-7
PCI-8565
5
ACL-EXPRESS-1/-3/-7
Host Bus Type
Expansion
Bus Type
Slots
No.
ECS-8582-4S
PCES-8581-4S
PCES-8581-13S
ExpressCard
PCI Express
PCI Express
PCI
PCI
PCI
4
4
13
Expansion System Includes
Card (Host)
Card
(Extend)
Expansion
Chassis
Accessory
EC-8560
PCIe-8560
PCIe-8560
PCI-8565
PCI-8565
PCI-8565
RK-8005
RK-8005
RK-8014
ACL-EXPRESS-3
ACL-EXPRESS-3
ACL-EXPRESS-3
Cable Option
ACL-EXPRESS-1/-7
ACL-EXPRESS-1/-7
ACL-EXPRESS-1/-7
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PCIe/EC-to-PCI Expansion Systems
System Model
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PXI/cPCI Modules
■
Ordering Information
GPIB & Expansion
PCI-8565
PCI-8565
■
• Relative humidity: 10% to 90%, non-condensing
• PCI Express Base Specifications Rev. 1.0a compliant
• PCI Express x1 link with 250 MB/s data throughput
• Extended distance of up to 7 meters
• Dimension: Low-profile PCI Express card (69 mm (H) x 87 mm(W))
• Power requirements:
Device
+3.3 V
EC-8560
■
• Storage temperature: -20°C to 80°C
Modular Instruments
• Operating temperature: 0°C to 50°C
■
Expansion Systems
PCIS-8580-4S/PCIS-8580-13S
PCI-to-PCI Expansion Systems
Introduction
PCIS-8580-4S
PCIS-8580-13S
The ADLINK PCIS-8580 is a PCI-to-PCI expansion system to expand the PCI buses of host computers. With
its state-of-the-art StarFabric high-speed serial link technology, you can expand your PCI bus of a host
computer to an external chassis, which accommodates four (PCIS-8580-4S) or 13 (PCIS-8580-13S)
additional PCI slots. This advanced technology provides full 32-bit/33 MHz PCI bandwidth (132 MB/s) and a
maximum of 10 M distance between host computer and expansion chassis. The ADLINK PCI-to-PCI
expansion system utilizes the concept of “serialized bridge” to provide complete hardware and software
transparency to your host system. Any hardware installed in the extension chassis works as if it is directly
installed inside the host system without the need for additional drivers or software.
The ADLINK PCIS-8580 PCI-to-PCI expansion system is composed of three major components: a PCI
expansion card (LPCI-8575), an expansion chassis (RK-8005/RK-8014), and a cable (ACL-PCIEXT-2). The
PCI expansion card is the core of this system. It acts as a PCI bridge with the capability to serialize PCI
signals and maintain a 5 Gbps serial link between the host system and expansion chassis. The expansion
chassis, which is a 4-slot wall-mount chassis (RK-8005) or a 13-slot rack-mount chassis (RK-8014), is the
platform to accommodate PCI slots. It contains a backplane, a power supply, and a pre-installed PCI
extension card. The cable, which consists of DVI-D connector and shielding twisted pairs, provides robust
connectivity and maintains proper signal quality between the host computer and the expansion chassis.
Features
■ Compliant with PCI local bus specification Rev 2.2
■ Compliant with PCI bridge architecture specification Rev 1.2
■ PCIS-8580-4S expands four PCI slots in a shoebox size
wall-mount chassis with built-in 200 W power supply
■ PCIS-8580-13S expands 13 full-size PCI slots in a 19"
rack-mount chassis with built-in 400 W power supply
■ Full 32-bit/33 MHz PCI bandwidth extension (132 MB/s)
■ Extension distance of up to 10 meters (expansion cables at
2 M, 5 M, and 10 M)
■ Complete hardware and software transparency
■ 24-pin DVI-D connector for robust connectivity
LPCI-8575
RK-8005
RK-8014
ACL-PCIEXT-2/-5/-10
Specifications
■
LPCI-8575
• PCI local bus specification Rev 2.2 compliant
• PCI bridge architecture specification Rev 1.2 compliant
• Supports both 5 V and 3.3 V PCI buses
• Data throughput: full 32-bit/33 MHz PCI bandwidth (132 MB/s)
• I/O connector: DVI-D 24-pin connector
• Maximal extended distance: 10 M
• Power requirements
+5 V
+3.3 V
General
• Operating temperature: 0°C to 50°C
190 mA
• Storage temperature: -20°C to 80°C
• Relative humidity: 10% to 90%, non-condensing
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RK-8005
• Dimensions: 122 mm (W) x 195 mm (H) x 259 mm (D)
• Weight: 3.2 kg
• Backplane: Five 32-bit/33 MHz half-sized PCI slots
- 1 slot for expansion card
- 4 slots available for PCI cards
• Power supply
- Input voltage: 85 VAC to 265 VAC
- Output: 200 W
• Cooling: One 37.5 CFM ball bearing fan (80 mm)
• Dimension: 483.5 mm (W) x 177 mm (H) x 448.5 mm (D)
• Weight: 12 kg
• Backplane: 14x 32-bit/33 MHz full-sized PCI slots
- 1 slot for expansion card
- 13 slots available for PCI cards
• Power supply
- Input voltage: 85 VAC to 265 VAC, auto-switching
- Output: 400 W
• Cooling: Two 88 CFM ball bearing fan (120 mm)
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RK-8014
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ACL-PCIEXT-2/-5/-10
Ordering Information
■ PCIS-8580-4S
Includes One LPCI-8575, One RK-8005, and One
ACL-PCIEXT-2 Cable
■ PCIS-8580-13S
Includes One LPCI-8575, One RK-8005, and One
ACL-PCIEXT-2 Cable
250 mA
■ ACL-PCIEXT-2
Optional 2 M Expansion Cable
■ ACL-PCIEXT-5
Optional 5 M Expansion Cable
■ ACL-PCIEXT-10
Optional 10 M Expansion Cable
• Length: 2M, 5M, 10M
PCI-to-PCI Expansion Systems
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Expansion System Includes
System Model
Host Bus Type
Expansion
Bus Type
Slots
No.
Card (Host)
Card (Extend)
Expansion Chassis
Accessory
PCIS-8580-4S
PCIS-8580-13S
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
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13
LPCI-8575
LPCI-8575
LPCI-8575
LPCI-8575
RK-8005
RK-8014
ACL-PCIEXT-2
ACL-PCIEXT-2
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Cable Option
ACL-PCIEXT-5/-10
ACL-PCIEXT-5/-10
Expansion Kits
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PCI-8570/PXI-8570
PXI
PCI-to-PXI/PXI-to-PXI Expansion Kit
Introduction
The ADLINK PCI/PXI-8570 expansion kit is a PCI-to-PXI or PXI-to-PXI expansion module that functions as
a transparent PCI-to-PCI bridge register set. Implementing master and slave extension modules, users can
have direct control of PXI/CompactPCI chassis from any other PC or another PXI/CompactPCI system. All
devices on the system are deemed to be local devices on the same PCI bus.
With ADLINK PCI/PXI-8570, users can combine PCI, CompactPCI, and PXI devices in the same system,
increase the available number of PXI/CompactPCI slots for high-density I/O application and separate a
control system from a harsh environment with an expansion chassis.
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Modular Instruments
The PCI interface supports 64-bit or 32-bit PCI buses operating at 66 MHz or 33 MHz. By adopting shielded
twisted copper cables, PCI-8570/PXI-8570 can expand the transmission distance to 10 meters. One master
expansion card (either PCI-8570 or PXI-8570) can expand up to 2 slave expansion modules (PXI-8570) at the
same time. A bundled link can support the full bandwidth of a 64-bit/66 MHz PCI bus. All interrupts asserted by
add-in cards in the expansion system are passed through the expansion set to the host system.
Features
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■ Compliant with
• PCI local Bus Specifications Rev. 2.2
• PCI-to-PCI Bridge Architecture Specifications Rev. 1.1
• PXI Specifications Rev. 2.2
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PCI-8570
ACL-PXIES-2/-5/-10
Specifications
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PCI-8570
General Specifications
• Operating temperature: 0°C to 50°C
• Relative humidity: 10% to 90%, non-condensing
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PXI-8570
Certification
• EMC/EMI: CE, FCC Class A
Ordering Information
■ PCI-PXI Expansion Kit
Includes One PCI-8570, One PXI-8570, and One
ACL-PXIES-2 Cable
■ PXI-PXI Expansion Kit
Includes Two PXI-8570 and One ACLPXIES- 2 Cable
• PCI™ local bus specifications Rev. 2.2 compliant
• Maximum data throughput
- 132 MB/s (32-bit, 33 MHz PCI)
- 528 MB/s (64-bit, 66 MHz PCI)
• I/O Connector: RJ-45 connector x 4
• Extended distance of up to 10 meters
• Dimensions (not including connectors): 160 mm (H) x 100 mm (W)
• Power requirement:
Device
+5 V
+3.3 V
PCI-8570
190 mA
250 mA
• PXI™ Specifications Rev. 2.2 compliant
• PCI-to-PCI Bridge Architecture Specifications Rev. 1.1 compliant
• PCI™ Local Bus Specifications Rev. 2.2 compliant
• Supports both 32-bit/66 MHz and 64-bit/66 MHz PCI™ interface
• I/O Connector: RJ-45 connector x 4
• Extended distance of up to 10 meters
• Internal arbiter supports up to 7 external masters
• Up to seven PCI clock/bus requests
• Dimensions: 3U PXI form factor 175 mm (W) x 107 mm (H)
• Power requirement
Device
+3.3 V
PXI-8570
ACL-PXIES-2/-5/-10
5
540 mA
• Length: 2 M, 5 M, 10 M
Software & Utilities
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PXI/cPCI Modules
• Storage temperature: -20°C to 80°C
■ PCI-8570
PCI-to-PXI Expansion Interface Card for Host PC
PXI-8570
GPIB & Expansion
Direct PC control of PXI/CompactPCI systems
Multi-chassis configurations for PXI/CompactPCI
Up to 2 PCI segments extended from single PCI/PXI-8570
Up to 64-bit, 66 MHz PCI bus expansion
StarFabric link performance
528 MB/s peak (64-bit, 66 MHz PCI)
132 MB/s peak (32-bit, 33 MHz PCI)
expansion distance of up to 10 meters
(extension cables at 2 M, 5 M, and 10 M)
■ Completely hardware and software transparent
■ Independence of operating systems
■ Seamless PCI interrupt extension
■ PXI-8570
PCI-to-PXI/PXI-to-PXI Expansion Interface
Module for PXI Chassis
■ ACL-PXIES-2
Copper Cable Kit, 2 M
■ ACL-PXIES-5
Copper Cable Kit, 5 M
■ ACL-PXIES-10
Copper Cable Kit, 10 M
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Expansion Kits
EC-8560/PXI-8565
ExpressCard-to-PXI/CompactPCI Expansion Kit
Introduction
EC-8560
PXI-8565
Features
■ ExpressCard™-based control of PXI™/CompactPCI®
■ High-speed PCI Express® x1 interface
■ Direct control of PXI™/CompactPCI® systems via laptop
computer
■ Supports 32-bit/66 MHz PCI™ interface
■ Expansion distance of up to 7 meters (expansion cables at
1 M, 3 M, and 7 M)
■ Comprehensive hardware and software transparency
The ExpressCard-to-PXI/CompactPCI expansion kit allows you to
control PXI™/CompactPCI® modules installed in PXI™/CompactPCI® chassis using the ExpressCard™ slot in your laptop computer.
ExpressCard™ technology leverages the features of PCI Express®
bus but in a small form factor for laptop computer usage. With
comprehensive hardware and software transparency, the expansion
kit enables fast and convenient detection of any installed PXI™/
CompactPCI® cards in a PXI™ chassis, without requiring
additional drivers or software installation. The EC-8560 and PXI-8565
are connected by a shielded twisted copper cable of up to 7 meters in
length for remote operating convenience. Supporting the ExpressCard™ interface, the ExpressCard-to-PXI/
CompactPCI expansion kit provides laptop users great portability and convenience for remote control and
measurement applications.
Controlling PXI™/CompactPCI® with ExpressCard™
The EC-8560 implements the novelty of a PXI™ remote controller to allow users control of
PXI™/CompactPCI® modules via a laptop computer. The technology consists of an EC-8560 installed in the
laptop computer, a PXI-8565 installed in an expanded PXI™ chassis, and a shielded cable to connect them.
The EC-8560 comes in an ExpressCard/34 footprint and transmits PCI Express® signals to a shielded twisted
cable. The PXI-8565 then converts the signals and works as a PCI™ bridge that supports 32-bit/66 MHz
PXI™/CompactPCI® modules.
Note
Due to BIOS design, some laptop computers may be limited by system resource allocation for external PCI™
devices. ADLINK tests various laptop computers for compatibility with our ExpressCard-to-PXI expansion
kit. Please visit the ADLINK website or contact us for compatibility information.
■ Compliant with
• ExpressCard™ Standard Release 1.2
• PCI Express® Base Specifications Rev. 1.0a
• PXI™ Specifications Rev. 2.2
• PCI-to-PCI Bridge Architecture Specifications Rev. 1.2
• PCI™ Local Bus Specifications Rev. 3.0
General Specifications
• Operating temperature: 0°C to 50°C
• Storage temperature: -20°C to 80°C
EC-8560
PXI-8565
ACL-EXPRESS-1/-3/-7
Specifications
• Relative humidity: 10% to 90%, non-condensing
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EC-8560
Certification
• EMC/EMI: CE, FCC Class A
Ordering Information
■ ExpressCard-to-PXI Expansion Kit
Includes One EC-8560, One PXI-8565, and One
ACL-EXPRESS-3 Cable
• ExpressCard™ Standard Release 1.2 compliant
• PCI Express® Base Specification Rev. 1.0a compliant
• PCI Express® x1 link with 250 MB/s data throughput
• Extended distance of up to 7 meters
• Dimension: ExpressCard/34 108 mm (W) x 34 mm (H)
• Power requirements:
Device
+3.3 V
EC-8560
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PXI-8565
■ EC-8560
ExpressCard-to-PXI Expansion Interface Card for
Host Laptop Computer
■ PXI-8565
ExpressCard-to-PXI Expansion Interface Card for
PXI Chassis
■ ACL-EXPRESS-1/-3/-7
High-speed Expansion Cable, 1/3/7 M
• PXI™ Specifications Rev. 2.2 compliant
• PCI-to-PCI Bridge Architecture Specifications Rev. 1.2 compliant
• PCI™ Local Bus Specifications Rev. 3.0 compliant
• Supports 32-bit/66 MHz PCI™ interface
• Internal arbiter supports up to 7 external masters
• Up to seven PCI clock/bus requests
• Extended distance of up to 7 meters
• Dimensions: 3U PXI™ form factor 175 mm (W) x 107 mm (H)
• Power requirement:
Device
+3.3 V
PXI-8565
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ACL-EXPRESS-1/-3/-7
210 mA
• Length: 1 M, 3 M, 7 M
720 mA
Expansion Kits
1
PCIe-8560/PXI-8565
PXI
PCI Express-to-PXI/CompactPCI Expansion Kit
Introduction
PCIe-8560
The PCI Express-to-PXI/CompactPCI expansion kit provides
control of PXI/CompactPCI modules installed in a PXI/CompactPCI
expansion system using the high-bandwidth PCI Express technology.
With comprehensive hardware and software transparency, the
expansion kit enables fast and convenient detection of any installed
PXI/CompactPCI cards in the expansion system, without requiring
additional drivers or software installation.
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Controlling PXI™/Compact® PCI with PCI Express2®
PXI-8565
Features
PCI Express-based control of PXI/CompactPCI
High-speed PCI Express x1 interface
Direct control of PXI/CompactPCI systems
Supports 32-bit/66 MHz PCI™ interface
Expansion distance of up to 7 meters
(expansion cables at 1 M, 3 M, and 7 M)
■ Comprehensive hardware and software transparency
■ Compliant with
• PCI Express® Base Specifications Rev. 1.0a
• PXI™ Specifications Rev. 2.2
• PCI-to-PCI Bridge Architecture Specifications Rev. 1.2
• PCI™ Local Bus Specifications Rev. 3.0
General Specifications
• Operating temperature: 0°C to 50°C
PCIe-8560
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PCIe-8560
Certification
• EMC/EMI: CE, FCC Class A
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PXI-8565
■ PCI Express-to-PXI Expansion Kit
Includes One PCIe-8560, One PXI-8565, and One
ACL-EXPRESS-3 Cable
■ PCIe-8560
PCI Express-to-PXI Expansion Interface Card for host PC
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ACL-EXPRESS-1/-3/-7
• PCI Express Base Specifications Rev. 1.0a compliant
• PCI Express x1 link with 250 MB/s data throughput
• Extended distance of up to 7 meters
• Dimension: Low-profile PCI Express card 69 mm (H) x 87 mm (W)
• Power requirement:
Device
+3.3 V
PCIe-8560
210 mA (max)
• PXI™ Specifications Rev. 2.2 compliant
• PCI-to-PCI Bridge Architecture Specifications Rev. 1.2 compliant
• PCI™ Local Bus Specifications Rev. 3.0 compliant
• Supports 32-bit/66 MHz PCI™ interface
• Extended distance of up to 7 meters
• Internal arbiter supports up to 7 external masters
• Up to seven PCI clock/bus requests
• Dimensions: 3U PXI form factor 175 mm (W) x 107 mm (H)
• Power requirement:
Device
+3.3 V
PXI-8565
720 mA
• Length: 1 M, 3 M, 7 M
■ ACL-EXPRESS-7
High-speed Expansion Cable, 7 M
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Software & Utilities
■ PXI-8565
PCI Express-to-PXI Expansion Interface Card for
PXI Chassis
■ ACL-EXPRESS-3
High-speed Expansion Cable, 3 M
ACL-EXPRESS-1/-3/-7
PXI/cPCI Modules
• Relative humidity: 10% to 90%, non-condensing
■ ACL-EXPRESS-1
High-speed Expansion Cable, 1 M
PXI-8565
Specifications
• Storage temperature: -20°C to 80°C
Ordering Information
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GPIB & Expansion
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The PCIe-8560 and PXI-8565 PCI Express-to-PXI/CompactPCI expansion kit provides additional PXI slots
to the host computer by implementing a PCI Express-based control of PXI/CompactPCI modules. The
technology consists of a PCIe-8560 card installed in the host computer, a shielded cable, and the expansion
system with the 3U (Eurocard) PXI-8565 expansion module. The PCIe-8560 comes in a PCI Express x1
footprint and converts PCI Express signals to a PCI bridge that supports 32-bit/66 MHz PXI/CompactPCI
modules.
Modular Instruments
The PCIe-8560 and PXI-8565 are connected by a shielded twisted
copper cable of up to seven meters for remote operating convenience.
Suitable for remote industrial control or automation, the PCI Express-to-PXI/CompactPCI
expansion kit is designed to withstand rugged environments and harsh operating conditions.
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