How should I implement a transputer link today?

How should I implement a transputer link today?

Post by Antero Met » Wed, 06 Oct 2004 19:46:32


Hello,

I am trying to build a replacement for Astromed AT Link inteface. One
obvious alternative is a new PCI card, and that's what I am going
to do as my (second) Masters thesis.

The interface should have 2 RS422-level differential links, Reset,Error,
Interrupt, Analyse and 5MHz clock connectors. The modern PC UART's support
RS422, but I haven't find any references of people actually using standard
PC connectors as transputer links. Would that work?

/Antero
 
 
 

How should I implement a transputer link today?

Post by Alec Cawle » Thu, 07 Oct 2004 08:46:16

In message <cjtu28$ce1$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, Antero Metso
< XXXX@XXXXX.COM > writes

UARTS cannot generate the transputer serial protocol. The U standards
for Universal, but they are not truly Universal - they only handle a
certain family of byte codes, which are different from the transputer
link protocol. I do not think that there are any currently available PC
cards which can generate the transputer protocol. It is (so I am told)
relatively easy to generate using an FPGA - but requires a reasonable
level of VHDL competence.

--
@lec wley
Design rule 1: Simplicate and add Lightness.

 
 
 

How should I implement a transputer link today?

Post by johnjakso » Thu, 07 Oct 2004 22:41:42