The ICS-500 offers a 400 Mbytes/s FPDP II interface, 4 Mbytes of memory and a 32/64-bit, 33/66 MHz PCI DMA interface. It is available for transmit and receive applications. Since FPDP II is backward compatible with the ANSI/VITA 17 FPDP standard, the card also supports the earlier FPDP format through an auto-sense capability. The FPDP standard was pioneered by ICS and is now widely accepted in the industry for high through put sensor data transfer applications.
With the introduction of this card ICS has also finalized the FPDP II design specification. This will shortly be posted on the FPDP.com web site, maintained by ICS for FPDP support. The ICS-500 is a good choice for FPDP II design verification by FPDP Partner companies and end users.
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