Pluggable I/O Interface
The Annotator Pro supports various data formats through pluggable I/O modules. Each Annotator Pro can accept 4 I/O modules. This modular interface allows multiple configurations to be built around a common baseboard. Any number of possible configurations are possible using appropriate piggyback I/O modules. These modules are interchangeable and can be configured to suit a variety of applications. The following modules are available:
There are four module slots per Annotator Pro, and each of these slots is connected to the baseboard via 100-pin Samtec ERx8 connectors. The full interface specification is available on request, as well as an SDK including FPGA and Linux source code.