D32/A16 RS-485 VMEbus Repeater Link


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The VME-5504L is designed to use a single master repeater board which may be connected to as many as 16 slave repeater boards using a single pair of cable assemblies with cable taps. This configuration allows VMEbus slave I/O boards residing in one VMEbus chassis to be controlled by a VMEbus master residing in another chassis. The VMEbus chassis in which VMEbus masters reside is referred to as a master chassis, while the VMEbus slave boards reside in a slave chassis (no master in slave chassis).



  • Supports up to 16 slave-only chassis per master
  • DIN-type I/O connectors
  • Double Eurocard form factor
  • Link includes one master board, one slave board, and a wide variety of cable length options
  • Supports 16-bit addressing
  • Supports 8-, 16-, and 32-bit data transfers
  • Supports the configuration of large I/O systems
  • Supports up to 1,000-ft cables
  • Differential line drivers and receivers provide ±7 V common-mode noise rejection
  • Multidrop capability reduces cost
  • Software transparent link
  • Slave chassis is placed in reset if master chassis is powered down or cables are disconnected




Form Factor
VMEbus Repeater Link
Data Transfer Bits
8, 16, 32
5 to 1,000 ft


VME-000-64-xxx IDC 64Pin Cable

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