Problem with VME-Bus

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Holzwurm56, May 20, 2010.

  1. Holzwurm56

    Thread Starter New Member

    May 20, 2010
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    Hi,
    I am a hobbyelectronic and get some cnc controllercards , but unfortunelly with a 16 bit VME-Bus . Does someone knows a way to use the cards on a PC ? Does some build an adapter ISA , PCI , USB , RS232 , Parallel to VMVE-Bus , or knows where I can get so one ?

    Many thanks for every answer

    Hans
     
  2. beenthere

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    Apr 20, 2004
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    I would bet you would need to make some intermediate device to do the interfacing. It might have to look like a VME controller to the cards, and perphaps talk to the PC through USB.

    Here is the VME interface spec - http://www.interfacebus.com/Design_Connector_VME.html

    That would be the guide to constructing an adapter. It would require a microcontroller to do the operation.

    The device at the link is not an endorsement, but an example of what you find using "vme to usb interface" - http://embedded-computing.com/vm-usb
     
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