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Mesa Electronics February 15, 2013

The MESA 7I80HD is a general purpose FPGA based programmable industrial I/O card with a 100 BaseT Ethernet host interface.  The MESA 7I80HD is a low cost, general purpose, FPGA based programmable I/O card with 100 BaseT Ethernet host connection.  The 7I80HD that uses 50 pin I/O connectors with interleaved grounds and I/O module rack compatible pinouts. The 7I80 is compatible with all of Mesa’s 50 pin daughtercards.

Open source FPGA firmware configurations are provided for hardware step/dir generation to 25 MHz, PWM generation, analog servo control, absolute (SSI and BISS) and incremental encoder counting, real time remote I/O, timing, event counting, and high-speed serial communication.  All 72 7I80HD I/O bits are 5V tolerant.  A jumper selectable PTC protected power option allows 1A of 5V power to be suppled the external daughtercards.  Four layer construction is used to minimize radiated EMI and provide optimum ground and power integrity. A series of daughtercards are available for industrial motion control, CNC retrofit, high speed  real time I/O, Analog I/O, RS-422 interfaces, encoder counting, and other applications. The 7I80HD is available with two FPGA sizes, a XC6SLX16 (the 7I80HD-16), and a XC6SLX25 (the 7I80HD-25).

Price of the 7I80HD-16 is $108 in 100's. Price of the 7I80HD-25 is $122 in 100's.