SyncLink® PCI Adapter Solutions

SyncLink® GT/GT4 PCI Adapters

SyncLink PCI Adapters
Hardware for every connection.

The SyncLink PCI line of adapters features Universal-Voltage (5v/3.3v) PCI-X compatible multiport and low-profile single-port adapters to match any workstation, stand-a-lone server, rack mount server or ruggedize system requiring synchronous or asynchronous connections. The number of adapters one can place in a single system is only limited by the number of slots available in the computer.

The SyncLink family of PCI synchronous adapters utilizes the MicroGate FPGA Serial Controller. Beyond providing seamless integration between the hardware and software drivers, MicroGate is able to offer customized serial controller interfaces for users needing additional control over the serial links. There is no need for custom hardware but rather quick modifications to the FPGA programming.

Other features include:

  • 10Mbps synchronous; 1.8432Mbps asynchronous with standard oscillator (14.7456MHz);
  • 4Mbps asynchronous with custom oscillator (32MHz)
  • SDLC, HDLC, BISYNC, MONOSYNC, ISOCHRONOUS, ASYNC, RAW bit-synchronous protocols
  • Selectable hardware CRC: CRC-16, CRC-32, None
  • DPLL clock recovery (8x/16x)
  • Separate, selectable transmit and receive data clock inputs
  • Baud Rate Generator for sourcing data clocks
  • Variety of transmit preamble and idle patterns
  • Encoding: NRZ,NRZB,NRZ-L,NRZI,NRZ-M,NRZ-S,BIPHASE,FM0,FM1,Manchester,differential biphase level
  • Full control and monitoring of DTR,RTS,DSR,DCD,CTS,RI
  • Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) compatible with TDM mode of McASP
  • Optional termination for differential inputs
  • Optional fail safe biasing for differential inputs
  • General Purpose I/O (GPIO) signal access
  • Loopback mode for diagnostics

Powerful API Engine.

Supporting both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows and Linux (x86), the MicroGate Serial API gives developers direct access to the SyncLink adapter and serial link for total control of HDLC/SDLC, BISYNC, MONOSYNC, ISOCHRONOUS, ASYNC and RAW synchronous bit streams. These protocols are used to build applications for networking, X.25, IBM SDLC (SNA), satellite, radio and other serial communications.

Additional Support.

Industry standard server support for SNA/SDLC connections include Microsoft's Host Integration Server, IBM's Personal Communications Manager (PCOMM) and Communications Server for Windows (CS\Windows). More details about these solutions can be found in the "Solutions by Software" section of the MicroGate website.

20Mbps versions of the adapters and Extended-Temperature range models are also available.

Visit the "Related Products" and "Part Numbers" tabs for more details on the complete line of SyncLink hardware and MicroGate software solutions.

SyncLink PCI Adapter Specifications
A variety of serial protocols and interface standards are supported. Refer to the software documentation included with the card for details on using the card for a specific application.
SyncLink Single-Port Adapters
Standard and Extended Temperature Range Adapters
  • MicroGate FPGA serial controller (one port)
  • PCI 3.0 (compatible with 5V, 3.3V, and PCI‐X slots)
  • Bus Master DMA data transfer
  • Environmental: Temperature 0C to 60C standard, ‐40C to +85C optional; humidity 0 to 95% non‐condensing; alt. ‐ 200 to +10,000 ft
  • Mechanical: Low‐Profile PCI MD1; length 4.7 ", height 2.5 ", Weight 2.7 Oz
  • Power usage: 200mA +5V, 23 mA +12V, 23mA ‐12V
  • Regulatory: FCC Class B, CE, ANSI C63.4 Class B, VCCI Class B, EN55022 Class B, EN55024, RoHS
  • Connector: DB‐25 (male)
  • Cable Options: DB‐25 (female) to DB‐25 (male); DB‐25 (female) to 34‐pin V.35 (male); DB‐25(female) to 37‐pin RS‐449 (male); DB‐25 (female) to 15‐pin X.21 (male)

SyncLink Multiport Adapters
Standard and Extended Temperature Range Adapters
  • MicroGate FPGA serial controller (4 ports)
  • PCI 3.0 (compatible with 5V, 3.3V, and PCI‐X slots)
  • Bus Master DMA data transfer
  • Environmental: Temperature 0C to 60C standard, ‐40C to +85C optional; humidity 0 to 95% non‐condensing; alt. ‐ 200 to +10,000 ft
  • Mechanical: Standard PCI short card; length 6.875", height 4.2", Weight 5.5 Oz
  • Power usage: 300mA 5V, 80mA +12V, 80mA ‐12V
  • Regulatory: FCC Class B, CE, ANSI C63.4 Class B, VCCI Class B, EN55022 Class B, EN55024, RoHS
  • Connectors: DB‐25 (male)
  • Cable Options: DB‐25 (female) to DB‐25 (male); DB‐25 (female) to 34‐pin V.35 (male); DB‐25(female) to 37‐pin RS‐449 (male); DB‐25 (female) to 15‐pin X.21 (male)
Product and Ordering Information
Use the part numbers below for ordering SyncLink hardware and MicroGate software.
Additional product information can be found following the available links below.
SyncLink PCI Adapters
Product Description Part Number
SINGLE-PORT CARDS
SyncLink GT Adapter for Windows RS-232, V.35, RS422(530/485) 193170
SyncLink GT Adapter for Linux RS-232, V.35, RS422(530/485) 193190
NOTE: Use these part numbers when ordering additional adapters for use with an existing application.
MULTIPORT CARDS
SyncLink GT4 Adapter for Windows RS-232, V.35, RS422(530/485) 493170
SyncLink GT4 Adapter for Linux RS-232, V.35, RS422(530/485) 493190
NOTE: Use these part numbers when ordering additional adapters for use with an existing application.
Specialty Adapters
Product Description Part Number
Extended Temperature
SyncLink GTx Adapter for Windows/Linux (1-port) 193X83
SyncLink GT4x Adapter for Windows/Linux (4-port) 493X83
Speed-Enhanced Synchronous/Asynchronous
SyncLink GTs Adapter for Windows/Linux-20Mbps RS-422/485 (1-port) 193S83
SyncLink GT2s Adapter for Windows/Linux-20Mbps RS-422/485 (2-port) 293S83
SyncLink AC Adapter for Windows/Linux RS-422/485 (1-port) 193A83
MicroGate Software Development Kits
Product Description Part Number
WINDOWS (32-bit/64-bit)
MicroGate Serial API for Windows w/ SyncLink GT Adapter (1-port) 193173
MicroGate Serial API for Windows w/ SyncLink GT4 Adapter (4-port) 493173
LINUX (32-bit/64-bit)
MicroGate Serial API for Linux w/ SyncLink GT Adapter (1-port) 193193
MicroGate Serial API for Linux w/ SyncLink GT4 Adapter (4-port) 493193
Additional Software Solutions Available
Product Description Part Number
WINDOWS
SyncLink SDLC/SNA Adapter for Windows Host Integration Server (HIS) 192113
SyncLink SDLC/SNA Adapter for IBM CS\Windows 192203
SyncLink SDLC/SNA Adapter for IBM PCOMM 192103
NOTE: Both single- and multi-port versions of these products are available. Contact MicroGate for more details.
LINUX (32-bit/64-bit)
SyncLink GT WAN Adapter for Linux RS-232, V.35, RS422(530/485) 193193
SyncLink GT4 WAN Adapter for Linux RS-232, V.35, RS422(530/485) 493193
Cables and Options
Product Description Part Number
Synchronous RS-232 Cable (DB25F-DB25M) 6-feet CMF000
V.35 Cable (DB25F-34pin Block Connector) 6-feet 2534GT
RS-449 Cable (DB25F-DB37M) 6-feet 2537FM
X.21 Cable (DB25F-DB15M) 6-feet 2515FM
Low-Profile Bracket supporting MD1 Compliant SyncLink GT/AC Adapters LPB000