GiGA Solution

Ideal solution for distributed computing by high-speed communication


GiGA Board

GiGA Board

4 Gbps supported High speed optical communication board(PMC Type)

  • PMC (PCI Mezzanine Card) standard
  • 4.25 Gbps high-speed data communication
  • 128MByte memory is installed as shared memory
  • Up to 64 units can be connected
  • Node distance can be extended up to 150 m * 1
  • All protocol processing realized by hardware
  • Secure the reliability of communication data by hardware CRC and hardware retry
  • Predictable communication delay
  • Identification of cable disconnection point by LED and software possible
  • Built-in DMA controller and data transfer to memory without CPU intervention
  • Doorbell function to request interrupt to other modules
Model name APM-741
Host I / F PMC (PCI Mezzanine Card) standard
66 MHz (Max) 32 bit + 5 V / + 3.3 V
Communication format Optical fiber / 4.25 Gbps × 1 channel
Transmission speed: 4.25 Gbps
Transmission mode: MultiMode
Laser type: 850 nm VCSEL
Laser safety standard: Class
Maximum node distance: 150 m * 1
Communication connector & cable Fiber diameter: 50 μm / 62.5 μm
Connector type: LC connector
Communication protocol Proprietary protocol
Transfer speed (theoretical value) 105 MByte / s (132 Mbyte / s)
Data transfer delay time About 450 ns (TYP), excluding cable delay
Maximum number of connections 64 nodes
Communication controller
(Implemented in FPGA)
AVAL DATA original protocol
Memory capacity 128MByte
External dimensions
(excluding protrusions)
149mm × 79mm
Power consumption + 3.3 V 2.2 A (Max) Excluding Inrush · Ripple current
Usage environment * 2 Temperature: 0 ℃ to 50 ℃
Humidity: 35% to 80% (no condensation)
Supported OS Windows / VxWorks / Linux
* 1: The distance between nodes varies depending on the fiber diameter (50 μm / 62.5 μm) of the optical cable to be used.
※ 2: Storage environment temperature: -20 ℃ ~ 70 ℃, humidity: 35% ~ 80% (no condensation)Notes)
– The specifications and appearance stated are subject to change without notice.
– The Power consumption does not include inrush current.
– In order to use the product correctly, be sure to read the instruction manual before using the product. In addition, use the product under conditions applicable to the product warranty.

In addition to connecting to the same product, APM – 741 can be connected with the following products. You can easily share memory between products with different platforms and systems.
PCI Express product: APX-741B
Onboard Card Product: AGM – 741A (AGM – 741)

GiGA CHANNEL Model-specific connection list