Our goal is to produce the most powerful, scalable, flexible,
configurable, rapid prototyping board level toolkits for research
design and development engineers in the signal
We accomplish our
goals through three methods:
Configurable Off the Shelf Kits
The concept of our QuicKit® architecture built into a series
of products makes it possible torapidly produce high-performance,
multi-channel systems that meet our customers' specific requirements.
Our small form-factor
smPCI®Modules gives us maximum
flexibility to assemble a customized end product with the highest
density DSP boards in the industry.
board shown with six smPCI modules.
The V6M6 baseboard or
consists of a VME master/slave
interface, global DRAM,
a local 100 Mbyte/sec PCI bus and four
(Time-Division Multiplexed) serial buses for inter-module,
Compact PCI Environment
C6M6 Baseboard with
IMATM, DM5420, PM7000 and three DM6202 smPCI modules
The powerful new C6M6
baseboard houses the control and communications
infrastructure of this chassis mounted, full hot swap, Compact PCI peripheral board.
On-board each C6M6 is a MIPS Cronus processor, global and flash memory,
and six smPCI module sites. Two on-board buses, PCI and TDM, route data
among the various resources.
Backplane interfaces include the hot swap cPCI bus, an H.110 ,
(Packet Switching Backplane), and a
The QuicKit architecture offers several significant advantages
over conventional board layouts. With six module sites, you can ...
A new board can be designed simply by populating it with
off-the-shelf modules. Start with a base board with 32M, 64M, or 128M bytes
of global DRAM. Then mix and match integer and floating-point
processors with memory and I/O modules to exactly meet your system
requirements. Our current offering of off-the-shelf components
includes fixed and floating point DSPs, RISC processors, telephony
and audio interfaces as well as special purpose modules. We are
continuously adding to our large selection of plug-in modules as
technologies evolve and our customers bring new requirements to our
A board can easily be reconfigured to meet changing system
requirements or to be used on a completely different project.
Processor modules can be replaced as faster chips become available,
thus extending the life of the base board and other modules.
Common modules offer economy in inventory, software development
and repair time.
Application requirements which need additional functionality not
already available in an existing module can be satisfied by designing
a single new module rather than a whole new board.
Performance Tuned Modularity
Our smPCI modules are small in size and big in performance. The
smPCI modules are removable circuit packs featuring a selection of
processors, memory, I/O and specialized functions.
Our on-board PCI bus provides up to a 100MB/sec communications path from
the module to the base board's global memory as well as a path to
the VME, PCI, or Compact PCI interface. All DSP and RISC modules, as well as the
100baseT module, have PCI bus mastering capability.
Special smPCI module functionality may be added with custom designed modules.
Dual Bus Framework
In addition to the underlying host bus (VME, PCI, or Compact PCI) our
unique TDM bus technology performs highly efficient data
routing between multiple processors and mezzanine modules.
As you can see in the VME bus example in the
diagram below, we facilitate data flow to and from modules through
both the TDM Bus and the PCI Bus.
If you have a specific
configuration requirement ,
we would be happy to contact you.
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