PCI-AC51

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PCI Adapter Card for PAMUX

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PCI-AC51

Production Specification

The PCI-AC51 is a high-speed adapter card designed to link Opto 22 I/O to PCI-compatible computers for PC-based control using the Pamux protocol. Each PCI-AC51 can access up to 512 points of I/O along a Pamux bus of up to 500 feet in length.

The PCI-AC51 is ideal for customers who have been using Opto 22's AC28 adapter card but must upgrade to a newer computer that uses the PCI bus instead of the ISA bus. (This card replaces the PCI-AC28, which is obsolete.)

The card is compatible with the following brains (I/O processors):
  • SNAP-B4 (SNAP 4-channel digital I/O)
  • SNAP-B6 (SNAP analog/digital I/O)
  • B4 (G4 or Quad Pak digital I/O)
  • B5 (G4, G1, Quad Pak, or integral digital I/O)
  • B6 (G1 analog I/O)
For stations on a Pamux bus to operate correctly, both ends of the bus must be terminated. The host computer and the last Pamux station on the bus are the only devices that should be terminated. Because termination resistors are built into the PCI-AC51, the host computer is automatically terminated. Use part number TERM 1 or TERM 2 (shielded cable) for the last Pamux station. See the Pamux User's Guide for more details.

Use the PAMUX Systems SDK with this adapter card.

For system diagrams and compatible I/O, see the PC-Based I/O Control Overview.

 

PCI-AC51

PCIe-AC51

Power requirements

(provided by PCI/PCIe bus)

5 VDC @ 500 mA
3.3 VDC @ 300 mA

12 VDC @ 50 mA
3.3 VDC @ 500 mA

Computer compatibility

32 or 64-bit PCI bus

PCI Express x1 or higher

SDK compatibility

The SDK works with .NET platform languages including C#® and VB.NET®, and supports both 64-bit and 32-bit versions of:

  • o Windows® 10 Professional
  • o Windows 8.1 Professional
  • o Windows 7 Professional

 

PCI compliance

PCI Specification Revision 2.2

PCI Express Specification
Revision 1.1*

Opto 22 brain compatibility

B4, B5, B6, SNAP-B4, SNAP-B6

B4, B5, B6, SNAP-B4, SNAP-B6

LEDs

Four, indicating board access, reset level, read, and write

Four, indicating board access, reset level, read, and write

Operating temperature

0 to 70 °C

0 to 60 °C

Storage temperature

-30 to 85 °C

-30 to 85 °C

* Since PCI Express is backwards compatible, the card is also compatible with PCIe 2 and 3 slots.

PCI-AC51 and PCIe-AC51 Adapter Card Data Sheet

The PCI-AC51 and PCIe-AC51 are high-speed adapter cards designed to link the Pamux® bus to PCI-compatible or PCI Express-compatible computers.

  • The PCI-AC51 is compatible with a standard PCI bus.
  • The PCIe-AC51 is compatible with PCI Express.

PC-Based I/O Overview

This document shows examples of system architecture for PC-based I/O control systems and lists Opto 22 products that work together for PC-based control. System examples include:

  • Ethernet systems using SoftPAC, a software-based programmable automation controller programmed with PAC Control
  • Ethernet systems using the OptoMMP protocol
  • Direct control of I/O using no I/O processor (no brain)
  • Serial control using a brain and the mistic or Optomux protocol
  • High-speed control using the Pamux protocol

PCI-AC51 Adapter Card Quick Start

The PCI-AC51 is a high-speed adapter card designed to link Opto 22 I/O to PCI-compatible computers for PC-based control using the Pamux protocol. This quick start shows you how to install the adapter card and the PAMUX Systems SDK that comes with it.

PCI-AC51 and PCIe-AC51 User's Guide

The PCI-AC51 and PCIe-AC51 are high-speed adapter cards designed to link the Pamux® bus to PCI-compatible or PCI Express-compatible computers.

  • The PCI-AC51 is compatible with a standard PCI bus.
  • The PCIe-AC51 is compatible with PCI Express.
The Pamux Systems SDK is included with purchase of either card. This user's guide covers installation and use of both cards and the SDK.

NOTE: These cards replace the older PCI-AC28.

PamScan for Windows 8/7/Vista (32-bit)

PamScan for Windows 8/7/Vista (32-bit) is a software utility for troubleshooting PAMUX hardware.

Before you download, read the Legal Agreement.

PamScan for Windows 8/7/Vista (64-bit)

PamScan for Windows 8/7/Vista (64-bit) is a software utility for troubleshooting Pamux hardware.

Before you download, read the Legal Agreement.

PamScan PCI for Windows XP/2000

PamScan PCI Windows XP/2000 is a software utility for troubleshooting PAMUX hardware.

Before you download, read the Legal Agreement.

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