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P598 - Conduction-Cooled FPGA-based USM Main PMC

PCI Mezzanine Card

The P598 is a conduction-cooled USM main mezzanine PMC with onboard FPGA.

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Main Features

  • Main PMC for USM Universal Submodules
  • Conduction-cooled (CCPMC)
  • 1 USM slot
  • 1 FPGA 33,216 LE (for user-defined I/O and Nios soft core)
  • 32 MB DDR2 SDRAM
  • 2 MB Flash
  • -40 to +85°C with qualified components
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Technical Data

  • User-defined through FPGA
  • Line drivers and/or additional hardware implemented on USM Universal Submodule (not included)
  • 32MB SDRAM memory
    • Soldered
    • DDR2
    • 132MHz memory bus frequency
    • FPGA-controlled
  • 2MB non-volatile Flash
    • For FPGA data and Nios firmware
    • FPGA-controlled
  • Standard factory FPGA configuration:
    • Main bus interface
    • Altera SOPC Unit incl. Nios II/f soft processor, GPIO, UART and DDR2 SDRAM control
    • Wishbone-to-Avalon/Avalon-to-Wishbone bridges
    • Chameleon Table V2
    • Interrupt controller, SMBus controller
    • PCI to Wishbone bridge, ID EEPROM emulation
    • 16Z045_FLASH - Flash interface
    • 16Z034_GPIO - GPIO controllers (2 IP cores, for onboard LEDs and 8-bit I/O)
  • The FPGA offers the possibility to add customized I/O functionality. See FPGA.
USM Slot
  • One slot for a standard USM module
  • For implementation of line drivers and/or additional hardware
  • Eight onboard LEDs, FPGA-controlled
  • I²C interface to detect the USM module
PMC Characteristics (PCI)
  • Compliant with PCI Specification 2.2
  • 32-bit/33-MHz, 3.3V V(I/O)
  • Target
Peripheral Connections
Via Pn4 rear I/O connector
Electrical Specifications
  • Isolation voltage:
    • Voltage depends on implementation and signal routing of USM
  • Supply voltage/power consumption:
    • +5V (-3%/+5%), FPGA idle / US0 plugged: approx. 118mA, memory test / US0 plugged: 122mA
    • +3.3V (-5%/+5%), FPGA idle / US0 plugged: 76mA, memory test / US0 plugged: 82mA
  • MTBF: 848,597h @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000)
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions: conforming to IEEE 1386.1
  • In accordance with VITA 20 (proposed Draft Standard for Conduction Cooled PMC)
  • Weight: 36g (w/o USM module)
Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature range (operation):
    • -40..+85°C (qualified components), conduction-cooled
    • Airflow: min. 10m³/h
  • Temperature range (storage): -40..+85°C
  • Relative humidity (operation): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Relative humidity (storage): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Altitude: -300m to + 3,000m
  • Shock: 15g/11ms
  • Bump: 10g/16ms
  • Vibration (sinusoidal): 2g/10..150Hz
  • Conformal coating on request
PCB manufactured with a flammability rating of 94V-0 by UL recognized manufacturers
  • Radio disturbance: no connection outside housing, therefore radio disturbance not relevant
  • ESD/burst: no external interface connector, therefore ESD and burst not relevant
Software Support
  • Flash update tools for Linux, Windows, VxWorks, QNX
  • Driver software depending on implemented FPGA functions
  • For more information on supported operating system versions and drivers see Software.


Ordering Information

Standard P598 Models

USM main PMC, conduction cooled, -40..+85°C with qualified components



MDIS5 System (and Device Driver) Package (MEN) for Linux. This software package includes most standard device drivers available from MEN.


Linux FPGA update tool (MEN)


Windows 64-bit FPGA update tool (MEN)


MDIS5 low-level driver sources (MEN) for 16Z034_GPIO, 16Z037_GPIO and 16Z127_GPIO


VxWorks FPGA update tool (MEN)


MDIS5 low-level driver sources (MEN) for 16Z034_GPIO, 16Z037_GPIO and 16Z127_GPIO


QNX FPGA update tool (MEN)


Nios PMC USM FPGA Development Package (MEN) (without Altera Quartus II) (license included in PMC USM FPGA Development Kit)