Transition Module for IP-Comm360


  • Adapter module for GreenSpring IP-Comm360 and esd-VME-ISER12

  • Electrically isolated

  • RS-232, RS-422, RS-485 selectable by software, solder bridge or wire bridge in the external connector plug

  • 6 serial interfaces via 15-pin high density DSUB females

  • Front panel wiring in 19'' systems

The adapter board connects the IndustryPack IP-Comm360 to the six serial ports in a front panel via 15-pole DSUB connectors. The connection to the IP is done by two 50-pole ribbon cables with post connectors. To meet the additional power requirements, the ESP360 has to be connected to the P1 VMEbus connector. The ESP360 has to be inserted into the VMEbus slot close to the IP carrier board to enable the correct wiring by the ribbon cables.

Circuit Protection
Each of the six serial interface at the ESP360 is electrically isolated from the IP-module and from each other. The isolation is realised by optocouplers and DC/DC converters.

Selectable Interface Types
Four of the serial interfaces of the ESP360-module are connected to the internal serial communication controllers (SCC) of the 68360 at the IP-Comm360. Two of the serial interfaces are connected to the serial management controllers (SMC) of the 68360.
The design of the SCC-interfaces offers three physical layers: RS-232, RS-422 and RS-485. The user can select the layer by software, by solder bridge or by wire bridges in the connector plug.
The two SMC-interfaces offer the same selection technique, but only the choice between RS-232 and RS-422 interfaces is possible. The selected interface type can be read back by software.

Front Panel
The adapter board is equipped with a standard one slot front panel in 6 U format. As an option an IEEE1101 front panel is available. This front panel is designed for a maximum RF shielding in combination with shielded cases. For a contact to adjacent front panels and for RF shielding the front panel is equipped with high-grade steel contact springs.

ESP360 - Transition Module for IP-Comm360 and esd VME-ISER12
Not recommended for new designs