Peripheral Component Interconnect aka PCI is a parallel interconnect system. PCI32 is the most common version and has 32 AD lines plus an additional 18 control signals. With PCI, a reference clock (33 MHz most common frequency) is distributed from the system master to each peripheral. The clock is used to qualify each of the control signals. PCI has several modes which are encoded on the CBE lines during FRAME assertion, CBE transitions to Byte Lane Enables in the next phase of the PCI transaction. Most commonly used are the enumeration cycles during start-up then target or DMA cycles during operation.
PCI was incorporated into PC´s, PC104, cPCI, PMC, and many other system types. PCIe is now making inroads with parallel platform types XMC for PMC, PCIe104 for PCI-104, VPX for VME, cPCIe for cPCI, as well as taking over in the PC arena. Dynamic Engineering is developing products for the new platforms and will continue to develop to support the previous generation of PCI based systems. In addition Dynamic Engineering supports cross mounted systems, PMC in PCI with PCIBPMCX1
, or IP on PCI with PCI3IP
Dynamic Engineering currently supports PCI based systems with a combination of adapters/carriers and IO solutions. Carriers for PMC, IP, PCI-104 to use with PCI. Native IO solutions for ECL, ASCB, SpaceWire, custom IO, and adapter based solutions with UART, CAN, 1553, 429, Parallel and serial IO, custom requirements.
PCI Specification Compatibility
Dynamic Engineering Carriers and Modules are compliant per the PCI-SIG specification for PCI plus any secondary specification; for example Vita 4 which is IndustryPack.
Dynamic Engineering driver and application software supports the user. Our carrier drivers support system enumeration and access to the modules. Dynamic Engineering modules have feature rich support for the HW and reference application SW to show examples of how to use those features. For details on any specifc design please download the HW and SW reference manuals located on each Data Page. The summary pages below have links to the data pages.