Ariel Hydra-IP IndustryPack VME Carrier Module

Ariel Hydra-IP IndustryPack VME Carrier Module

This Ariel Hydra-IP IndustryPack VME Carrier Module is used and in excellent condition.

IndustryPack Modules Sold Separately
Front Panel Connector Boards Sold Separately

Have a quote from somewhere else? Click Here
Stock # 63440-1
Quick Quote
Sell Yours
Repair Quote
  • More Info
  • Tech Specs
  • Additional Photos
  • Datasheets / Manuals 
  • View It Live Request 
Contact Us
Ariel COV251 Series / CommIO-IP / Hydra-IP IndustryPack VME Carrier Module

  • 6U VME Board
  • 50 MHz TMS320C40 Processor
  • 128 K x 8-Bit Bank of Flash Memory
  • (4) Available IndustryPack Slots


CommIO-IP is a single-processor TMS320C40 board for flexible, modular I/O in VMEbus systems. CommIO-IP can be used as a self-contained I/O and DSP system or as an I/O subsystem for use with DSP boards based on the Texas Instruments TMS320C4x processor family. I/O functionality is provided by up to four IndustryPack modules fitted to the CommIO carrier; two of the IP sites are connected to each of the C40's memory buses for maximum I/O throughput. A VMEbus slave interface via a bank of dual-port SRAM supports software development and debugging as well as I/O for external VMEbus master boards. When used as an I/O subsystem, the CommIO-IP card communicates with one or more external C4x processors via the C40's high-speed parallel communication ports; four comm ports are available on front-panel connectors that are compatible with standard Ariel cables (not included). I/O connections to the IndustryPack module are available via on-board 100-pin connectors and may be brought out to the front panel by means of connector transition modules (ordered separately). CommIO is a 6U VME board which includes a 50 MHz TMS320C40 processor (running at 48 MHz for optimum synchronization with the 8 MHz IP bus), a bank of zero wait-state SRAM on each memory bus of the C40, a 128K x 8-bit bank of flash memory, a JTAG interface header, and an on-board JTAG test bus controller to support use of Ariel's AXDS-series debuggers. CommIO-IP is sold without IndustryPacks, connector transition modules, documentation, or software.

Product Family: COV251M1, COV251M2, COV251M3

Important Notice: Please note that any additional items included with this equipment such as accessories, manuals, cables, calibration data, software, etc. are specifically listed in the above stock item description and/or displayed in the photos of the equipment. Please contact one of our Customer Support Specialists if you have any questions about what is included with this equipment or if you require any additional information.

Contact Us


ProcessorTexas Instruments TMS320C40 DSP; 48 MHz clock
Static MemoryTwo banks of 64 Kbytes zero wait-state SRAM (one per bus). Global- and Local- bus SRAM expandable up to 4 Mbytes each
Dual-port memory32 Kbytes dual-port RAM between the C40 and VMEbus
Non-volatile memory128 or 512 Kbytes user-accessible flash EEPROM; 64 Kbytes EPROM
Communication portsSix 20-Mbytes/sec bi-directional ports. Four comm ports are accessible externally on the front panel, the remaining two are available via an on-board connector
IndustryPack busTwo 8 MHz IP buses, each with two 16-bit or one 32-bit module sites
IndustryPack I/O50 pins from each IP site brought to on-board connectors; transition modules available for front-panel access
TimersTwo dual timers for sample clock generation;one timer dedicated to each IP site
Debug portJTAG P1149.1 boundary scan with extensions for in-circuit emulation. Accessible over VMEbus or via on-board 14-pin header for direct connection to Texas Instruments XDS-510 or Ariel UXDS debuggers
Host interface6U VMEbus. Slave-only dual-port memory interface. Memory-mapped to 128 Kbytes in VMEbus memory space. Host interrupts and DMA are supported
Power2.25A at 5V typical

Contact Us

Item Images

Click a thumbnail to view larger image:

Ariel COV251 Series / CommIO-IP / Hydra-IP IndustryPack VME Carrier Module

Contact Us
Manuals, Datasheets, Drivers, Links

Ariel COV251M2 Datasheet (pdf) 
Link to Ariel Website 

Contact Us

View It Live

View equipment LIVE - Before you buy!

InstraView™ Equipment Inspection

Buying used equipment doesn't always have to be a shot in the dark. We know there are plenty of differences when it comes to used equipment and quite often, choosing between different pieces is difficult, especially when the equipment is not sitting right in front of you.

Well, what if you were able to see a piece of equipment before you purchased it? Not just a picture from the manufacturer's website, but the actual piece of equipment you would receive.
With InstraView™, we move you one step closer to inspecting the equipment you're interested in without having to wait for the equipment to show up at your door.

InstraView™ works in your web browser and allows you to view the actual piece of equipment you're interested in before purchasing. You can zoom in close to see the labels with the serial number or zoom out to see the overall condition of the equipment.

It's like having the store come to you!

InstraView Request Form

To get started:

  1.   Fill in the request form below
  2.   We'll send you an email letting you know exactly when your piece of equipment will be available for viewing

Item to Inspect: 63440-1 - Ariel Hydra-IP IndustryPack VME Carrier Module

All you need is a web browser (ie. Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape) and Sun's Java Runtime Environment installed. If you need to install the Sun Java Runtime, you may download the latest Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE)