GT95014 Digital I/O Single-ended Beakout Adapter Board Product Information

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Summary This article contains product information for the GT95014 Single-ended Breakout Adpater Board for the Geotest Digital I/O cards
The GT95014 is a breakout adapter for all Geotest Digital I/O products with single-ended I/O signals. The GT95014 provides an interface between the 68-pin SCSI-2 connectors used on the Geotest DIO cards and 100 mil spaced pins. In addition, the GT95014 provides the option of terminating all of the I/O signals to match the impedance requirements of the UUT and the DIO instrument.
GT95014 Digital I/O Single-ended Beakout Adapter Board Product Information


Cabling

The basic connection between the GT95014 and the DIO card is accomplished using a SCSI-2 cable with 68-pin connectors on each end. The cable can be of any practical length as determined by the systems needs, however, consideration should be given to how signal or system timing might be affected as cable lengths are increased. The best approach would be to use the shortest cable practical.
The GT95014 is connected to the UUT via a 68-pin, 100 mil pin grid. Cables connecting to the 100 mil pins may be individual wires, mass terminated connectors, or combinations thereof. Care should be taken to provide adequate ground returns for the signals used, again, giving consideration to how UUT loading, signal quality or system timing might be affected as cable lengths are increased.

Configuration

The GT95014 supports two basic termination configurations, unterminated and parallel termination, using SIP resistor packs in the locations UR1, UR2, UR3 and UR4. Refer to Figure 1 and Figure 2.

Parallel Termination

Parallel termination places termination resistors in parallel from VCC and GND to the I/O signal using a ten pin single inline resistor package (SIP). The value of the SIP resistors are selected to match the characteristic impedance of the logic device and the cable, with each SIP providing eight pairs of resistors connected to eight separate signals (see Figure 2, UR1 – UR4). For example, if LVTTL signals are being used to drive a 100 ohm cable, then the SIP’s should provide the Thevenin-equivalent of 100 ohm termination resistors. Be careful to orient the SIP’s so that pin 1 of the SIP is matched to pin 1 on the GT95014.

GT95014 Digital I/O Single-ended Beakout Adapter Board Product Information

Figure 1: GT95014 Single-Ended DIO Adapter

The VCC termination voltage is provided via pins 33 and 67 on connector J1, and pins 33 and 34 on connector J2. This allows either the DIO instrument or the UUT to provide the termination voltage to the GT95014. However, caution should be exercised so that termination voltages are not applied to both the J1 and J2 pins simultaneously – especially if the voltages are of different values, as damage may result to the GT95104, the DIO instrument, the UUT or all of the above.

GT95014 Digital I/O Single-ended Beakout Adapter Board Product Information

Figure 2: GT95014 Single-Ended DIO Adapter Schematic
Article Date 4/27/2010 2:33:48 PM     Updated: 3/14/2016 11:37:02 AM
Keywords GT95014, GX5280 Series, GX5290 Series, GX5055, GX5050, GX5150, GX5151, GX5152, Digital, DIO, GC5050

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