VME-5510L VMEBus Repeaters


This product reached the end of its lifecycle (end-of-life) on January 1, 2006

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The VME-5510 Link is a high-performance, yet easy-to-use method of linking two or more VMEbus systems together. It is also useful in linking a wide variety of computer systems based on VMEbus or designed with VMEbus front ends. The link consists of two boards and two cables which enable a VMEbus system to be expanded beyond a single chassis. Several options and modes of operation are available to enable the user to optimize a variety of system configurations.

  • Software-controlled isolation
  • Two boards and two cables (in a variety of cable lengths) form a VME-to-VME link
  • Allows expansion to multiple VMEbus systems in a star configuration
  • Switch-controlled isolation for maintenance
  • Supports up to 25-ft cables
  • Compliant to VMEbus Rev. C.1
  • Supports 8-, 16-, and 32-bit transfers (bidirectional)
  • Supports 16-, 24-, and 32-bit addressing (bidirectional)
  • Program-controlled interrupts allow each chassis to interrupt the other chassis
  • In nontransparent mode, link arbiter determines which VME-5510 is master of the link
  • Multimaster-allows multiple VMEbus masters in all chassis
  • Software transparent mode-allows direct communication from primary chassis to secondary chassis with no software overhead (unidirectional link control with bidirectional data transfers)


Data Transfer Bits
25 ft