Tracer-E Cool Features:

:: High current digital outputs

:: Built-in LED probe

:: Broad Selection of interrupt sources

:: 8254 counter/timer


Standard Features

 

Industry standard PC/104 form factor.  Compliant to the PC/104 standard ensuring consistent system packaging.

Long term product life via third-party hardware compatibility, proper part selection and ongoing product maintenance.  We are committed to delivering long life cycle products.

Wide operating temperature range of -40oC to +85oC is standard. No up rating, no hassles.

All designs are tantalum free specifically for aerospace applications.

LED status indicator. Great for development and field service. Life gets easier.

Polarized I/O connectors. No blown systems, no hassles.



Quality Assurance

All components and materials used in our products are designed to operate in the extended and/or mil-spec temperature range, under high shock and vibration without up-rating any materials.

Do you know?

Many counter/timer clock input sources are possible as well as control over clock input polarity, see page 19 of the manual.

Each of the board interrupts can be configured to observe many different interrupt sources, see page 21 of the manual.

The LED can be configured to observe up to 16 different board signals, see page 22 of the manual.

  API Drivers for windows and auto-code generator for C/C++ coming soon.



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PC104 Tracer-E digital i/o board with 8255 and 8254 compatibility.

TRACER-E

The Tracer-E is a PC/104 digital I/O board that provides 48-lines of 8255 compatible general purpose digital I/O and three 16-bit 8254 compatible counter/timers. All digital outputs including the counter/timer outputs are high-current. It is designed for use in systems where high reliability is of utmost importance while operating in harsh environments.

High-current digital outputs can sink 64mA and source 18mA over the entire range of operating temperature. This is true even while operating at high temperatures.

8255 Software compatible interface structure provides two 8255 compatible I/O ports that provide 48-lines of general purpose I/O.

8254 Software compatible counter/timers. Three 16-bit counter/timers are based on an 82C54 which can operate up to 40MHz.

Broad selection of interrupt sources that are software selectable.

Direct interfacing to OPTO-22s isolated I/O racks. Digital I/O connectors are organized to allow direct connection to OPTO-22s isolated I/O racks including the G4 series, the PB16-H, PB16-J, PB16-K, PB16-L, PB8H and the PB24HQ.

LED Status indicator. Useful in determining general status and in system debugging. A wide variety of signals can be routed to the LED via software selection.

Single +5V Supply Operation means reduced power supply and system level complexities.

FPGA customization available. We are always able to offer FPGA customization to any of our standard products to meet your exact program requirements.


Tracer-E Detailed Technical Specifications

Digital Input/Outputs

Functionality: 8255A, quantity of two

Number of Digital I/O: 48

Direction: All lines programmable for input or output in groups of eight

Input Voltage, TTL compatible:

- Logic 0: 0V min, 0.8V max

- Logic 1: 2.0V min, 5.5V max

Input Current:

- Logic 0: +/-20uA max

- Logic 1: +/-20uA max

Output Voltage, TTL compatible:

- Logic 0: 0.55V max at 64mA

- Logic 1: 2.5V min at -18mA

Pull up resistors: 10 Kohm on all digital I/O

Counter/Timers

Functionality: Compliant to the 82C54-2

Counter/Timers: Quantity of 3, each 16-bits

Maximum Input Frequency: 40 MHz

On-board Oscillator: 40 MHz 0.01% (100ppm) divided down to 4, 10, 20MHz

Maximum Input Frequency: 40 MHz

Input/Output Characteristics: See Digital I/O above

Interrupts

Number of System Interrupts: 3

Selectable Interrupt Levels: IRQ2,IRQ3,IRQ4,IRQ5,IRQ6,IRQ7

Pull-down Resistor: 1 Kohm resistor selectable via jumper on each interrupt

General

Operating temperature range: -40 to +85C

Storage temperature range: -55 to +125C

Humidity: 0 to 95% non-condensing

Power Supply: 5VDC 5%, 100mA quiescent no-load.

Interface: PC/104 8-bit data path

Mechanical Dimensions: PC/104 form factor

MTBF: 600,000 hrs ground benign MIL-HDBK-217F at 40C

Ordering Information

Part number: Tracer-E


Tracer-E Digital I/O Connector (J12)

A7

1

2

GND

A6

3

4

GND

A5

5

6

GND

A4

7

8

GND

A3

9

10

GND

A2

11

12

GND

A1

13

14

GND

A0

15

16

GND

C7

17

18

GND

C6

19

20

GND

C5

21

22

IRQ_IN0

C4

23

24

GND

C3

25

26

GND

C2

27

28

GND

C1

29

30

GND

C0

31

32

GND

B7

33

34

GND

B6

35

36

GND

B5

37

38

GND

B4

39

40

GND

B3

41

42

GND

B2

43

44

GND

B1

45

46

GND

B0

47

48

GND

+5V

49

50

GND


Tracer-E Digital I/O Connector (J9)

A7

1

2

GND

A6

3

4

GND

A5

5

6

GND

A4

7

8

GND

A3

9

10

GND

A2

11

12

GND

A1

13

14

GND

A0

15

16

GND

C7

17

18

GND

C6

19

20

GND

C5

21

22

IRQ_IN1

C4

23

24

GND

C3

25

26

GND

C2

27

28

GND

C1

29

30

GND

C0

31

32

GND

B7

33

34

GND

B6

35

36

GND

B5

37

38

GND

B4

39

40

GND

B3

41

42

GND

B2

43

44

GND

B1

45

46

GND

B0

47

48

GND

+5V

49

50

GND


Tracer-E Counter/Timer Connector (J13)

GND

14

13

+5V

GND

12

11

CT_OUT2

GND

10

9

CT_GATE2

IRQ_IN2

8

7

CT_CLK2

CT_OUT1

6

5

CT_OUT0

CT_GATE1

4

3

CT_GATE0

CT_CLK1

2

1

CT_CLK0



Apex Embedded Systems delivers a higher standard in ruggedized COTs PC/104 products. All products are the result of over three years of testing and customer feedback. All products have been tested to meet or exceed -40 to +85C operating temperature range. Our PC/104 products are software superset compatible with competitor product, thus offering solutions for existing software (and beyond) as well as a second source option.

Need to implement a high speed continuous data logging in windows, but don't want to deal with interrupts? Or, you need interrupts, but interrupt latencies are killing your project? Take a look at the STX104 or STX104-ND data acquisition products which contain a huge one mega-sample buffer.

Our ruggedized COTs PC/104 products are in stock and ready to work for you in not only solving your system problem, but ultimately saving you time and eliminating down time.

Our products are fully tested and validated from -40 to +85C with no up-rating of materials. We have had design wins where others have failed.

Our PC/104 products are designed specifically for OEMs in medical, military, aerospace, scientific and communications applications where Commercial-Off-The-shelf (COTs) solution is necessary.

Need help migrating your old legacy design to new highly integrated PC/104, PCI or CAMAC? We can update and integrated legacy designs quickly while preserving software compatibility where possible. Read more...

Our cards are 100% compatible with other commercially available analog cards which means that you already have hardware drivers included in your existing software packages including National Instruments Labview, HP's VEE, Linux, Mathworks Matlab, Visual Solutions VisSim, plus many, many more!

We work hard to integrate industry compatible cards into one card, saving you money in components, packaging and other system level complexities.

Linux Drivers are available, please contact us.


Tracer-E Recap:

:: Tracer-E is a PC/104 digital I/O board.  This is one of several PC/104 digital I/O cards that Apex Embedded Systems offers its customers. 

:: The Tracer-E PC/104 digital i/o board operates over extended temperatures from
-40oC to +85oC.

:: All components used on the PC/104 Tracer-E are designed to operate in the extended and/or mil-spec temperature range under high shock and vibration without up-rating any materials.