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PCCtest Card PCCtest 370/373
16-bit PC Card Socket Testers with 3.3 Volt and DMA Support

The PCCtest 370 and 373 socket testers provides a quick and easy way of verifying the operation of a host socket. Housed in a type II PC Card, the PCCtest includes software to test a wide variety of socket controllers from TI, Cirrus Logic, Vadem, Ricoh, Omega Micro and VLSI Technology. The PCCtest socket tester verifies all signals on the 16-bit PC Card interface including accurate Vcc and Vpp measurements.

Manufacturers, service centers and developers of PC Card products can benefit from the quick verification of their 16-bit PC Card hosts. How many times have you wondered if the problem you were having was hardware, software or both? A 15-second test by the PCCtest can save hours of debug work by validating the hardware portion of the 16-bit PC Card interface. Some of our PCCtest customers were able to find design errors in products they already had in production.

The PCCtest 370/373 supports testing of Direct Memory Access (DMA), 3.3V and Voltage Sense pins (VS1 and VS2) as defined in the PC Card '95 Standard. The PCCtest 370/373 verifies all data, address and strobe signals at 3.3 or 5.0 volts.

The PCCtest 370 and 373 extends the capabilities of the PCCtest 270/273 series by adding a serial interface for “backdoor” debugging of the PC Card interface. If the socket appears completely “dead”, the user can debug by accessing the PCCtest's internal registers. Data, address and strobe signals may be monitored or asserted. The 37x series is perfect for bringing up a PC Card host design. The RS-232 serial interface can connect to the host machine or a dumb terminal.

The PCCtest 373 is a special version of the PCCtest 370 that internally grounds CD1- and CD2- for socket controllers that require active card detects prior to slot power-up. All CardBus controllers require that card detects be grounded prior to slot power-up.

The PCCtest 370 is best suited for the following PC Card controllers:

  • Cirrus Logic CL/PD6722
  • Cirrus Logic CL/PD6729
  • Cirrus Logic CL/PD6730
  • Intel 82365SL-DF
  • Intel 82092AA (PPEC)
  • Omega/Trident 82C722
  • Omega/Trident 82C094
  • Ricoh RL5C266/366
  • Ricoh RL5C296/396
  • VLSI 82C146A

The PCCtest 373 is best suited for the following PC Card controllers:

  • Cirrus Logic CL/PD6832 (16-bit only)
  • Vadem VG-469
  • All Texas Instrument PC Card-16 Controllers
  • All O2 Micro Instrument Controllers
  • All CardBus controllers
  • Any other controllers that require card detects active prior to power-up

pdf icon Download the PCCtest 270/370  Data Sheet (34K).
pdf icon Download the PCCtest 273/373 Data Sheet (34K).
pdf icon Download the PCCtest 250/270/273/350/370/373  User's Manual (354K). Updated December 2002.
pdf icon Download the PCCtest 2xx/3xx Technical Reference Manual (127K).
pdf icon Download the PCCtest Warranty (49K).
PCCtest 3xx Socket Tester  Technical Frequently Asked Questions.

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Updated December 18, 2002

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