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Link adapter PCMCIA card : LA012

Transputer Link Adapter PCMCIA Card - LA012

The LA012 card is designed to interface with Inmos style transputers using a 10/20MBits/sec asynchronous serial connection.  Decoding modes are available that mimic the original Inmos ISA development board I/O ports allowing a path for legacy software compatibility under DOS.  The card uses the Inmos IMSC012 chip and uses RS422 buffers for the high speed interface.  Support circuits are also implemented  to allow direct drive of a range of HP/Agilent fibre-optic transciever modules.

Technical Features

Chip IMSC012 Serial Link Adapter chip for Inmos style transputers and systems
Chip 10/20MBits/sec link speeds supported using software selection.  RS422 drivers & receivers
Chip 3 Digital I/Os, 2 Digital outputs and 1 Digital input to mimic original Inmos ISA development board
Chip Drive circuits for HP/Agilent versatile fibre modules HFBR1528 / HFBR2528
Software Card comes with Elan's Card Center Pro software that installs INF scripts and sample code.  Drivers work in DOS*, Windows95, 98, 98SE, Me, 2000, XP
Software Automatic O.S. recognition and configuration.  Hot swappable PCMCIA 2.1+ compliant TypeII design
Power consumption Low power consumption: Typical 75mA at 5V
Electrostatic Discharge Transient protected drivers,  receivers and I/O for protection of your card and PC
Cable options Supplied with 1m Type30 cable.  Connector latches into PC Card for security. Terminates to DB37 Female with male screw jacks
Cable options Can be fitted with Elan's unique Strain Relief Assembly to ruggedize the PC Card to cable connection (optional extra), product code "SRA1"

*DOS support requires Card and Socket Services e.g. SystemSoft or Award

More Information

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LA012 - transputer link adapter PCMCIA card