PI-11008 Instrument Chassis was designed to accommodate the power and
noise requirements of some of Pulse Instruments analog instrument cards.
These instrument cards, such as the PI-41401,
others supply signal outputs that require more current from the -12 V
supply than available in a standard chassis. Therefore this chassis has a larger
-12 V power supply that
provides 2.5 Amps.
Most CompactPCI chassis are typically built for applications where electrical noise
is not a serious consideration. With
our test equipment electrical noise is an important consideration in the
overall performance of the equipment. This chassis has been modified to minimize the electrical noise
that is injected into the instruments’ analog circuitry and therefore
minimizes the effect on the output performance.
instrument has an 8-slot cPCI backplane that is compliant with PICMG 2.1
R1.0 specification. One slot
is used for the single-board-computer with the remaining 7 slots used for
instrument cards. These cards
can be of any combination provided by Pulse Instruments or other vendors
of CompactPCI instrument
Standard mainframes include an internal I/O card to support the included
hard disk drive and optional removable storage. Windows XP will be
pre-installed on the hard drive, configured for the CPU card
ordered with the mainframe.
Slave mainframes do not include I/O, hard drive or operating system, and
must be controlled by a standard mainframe via a bridge card set.
Please see our Mainframes page for additional
information on creating multi-chassis systems.
We offer several different single-board-computer cards (SBCs),
with single or dual x86 processors running up to 1 GHz. SDRAM
configurations are available from 128 MB to 2 GB. As an option the unit can be supplied with Error Correcting
DRAM for improved reliability and data integrity.
The basic SBC comes with up to 4Mbits of on board flash memory for system
BIOS. Optionally the flash
memory can be upgraded to 144 Mbytes. The processor contains internal Level 1 cache memory with 512Kbytes
of Level 2 cache memory provided on-board the unit.
Processor boards also provide standard on-board peripherals such as
keyboard, timers, real-time clock, two serial (16550) ports and
bi-directional parallel port. In
addition it also provides two Enhanced IDE controllers, a mouse port, a
floppy controller, two Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports and a 10/100 Ethernet port.
is one PMC slot with user defined 55 pin I/O. Three optional on-board PMC slots are available for a total of 4
on-board PMC slots. System
power-on reset and Non Maskable Interrupt reset switches are accessible
from the front panel. LED’s
are provided on the front panel for EIDE activities, Ethernet negotiation
and speed status and system power status.
SBC supports Windows XP.