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What does the serial MTA Connector connect to?

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What does the serial MTA Connector connect to?
The devices in an automated system communicate through RS-485
Each device in an automated system uses RS-485 serial links to communicate between devices and controllers. Each serial link lies on an MTA and a serial driver chip. Below are the typical MTAs and serial driver chips used for communication on each device's processor board. Through the years, various processor boards were used, but the MTA connectors were always assigned using this standard:

MTA29 - PC Control Program (Mentor, Drynet, etc.)
MTA30 - Printer/Display
MTA32 - Miltrac
MTA33 - Internal Serial Connection
MTA34 - Mildata

Driver chips are subject to failure with an electrical short to ground of a motor and also lightning strikes.  They are easy to replace and relatively inexpensive.  They help protect the processor board from surge voltages.  

Each processor board has a number of driver chips and those that are unused can be spares for a failed driver chip.  MTA connectors are in the same order as the connected driver chips.  In the example below, on the ARM7 board, MTA 32 connects to IC9.  
Similarly, on the 08BSPE2T, MTA 29 is connected to IC48.

The Internal Serial Link connects the processor to the local machine I/O boards which also use a similar driver chip.  

Serial Driver Chips

Board PN#Serial Driver PN#
08BSPDT, 08BSPDAT08CIR5175T - Receiver
08CIR5174T - Transmitter
08BSPET, 08BSPE2T, 08BSPE3T08CIF3696T
08BSPG1T08CIF4853V
Peripheral Boards08CIF3696T

The 08BSPDT and 08BSPDAT boards are the predecessors to the 08BSPE* series of processors.  The serial configuration if different than that of the later board. This board utilizes two serial drivers, one for transmission (08CIR5174T) and one for receiving(08CIR5175T). On the 08BSPDT (seen below), each driver runs two channels of serial communication. Marked below, yellow highlighted serial chips (IC52 and IC51) are both used in servicing MTA32 and the first 4 pins of MTA30. Red highlighted serial chips (IC50 and IC49) are both used in servicing MTA33 and MTA34. Blue highlighted serial chips (IC50 and IC49) are both used in servicing MTA30.
 

08BSPDT


The Blue outlined port on MTA 30 is for a printer and is a bidirectional (full duplex) port.  Chips are IC48 - MC1489AN and IC49 - MC1488AN.  These are not the same as the other chips below.  
MTA 30IC51 
08CIR5175T  IC52 08CIR5174T
Printer08BSPDT Serial Connections
MTA 32IC51 
08CIR5175T IC52  08CIR5174T
Miltrac™
MTA 33IC49 
08CIR5175T IC50  08CIR5174T
Internal Serial Connection 
MTA 34IC49 
08CIR5175T IC50 08CIR5174T
Mildata

08BSPDAT

The Blue outlined port on MTA 30 is for a printer and is a bidirectional (full duplex) port.  Chips are IC48 - MC1489AN and IC49 - MC1488AN.  These are not the same as the other chips below.  
MTA 30IC7 
08CIR5175T IC5 08CIR5174T
PrinterUser-added image
MTA 32IC3 
08CIR5175T IC1 08CIR5174T
Miltrac™
MTA 33IC3
08CIR5175T IC1 08CIR5174T
Internal Serial Connection 
MTA 34IC7
08CIR5175T IC5 08CIR5174T
Mildata


CBW Serial Assignments

  Serial Port Assignments

  Serial Port Assignments

CBWs (09BSPG1T/08BSPE2T)

MTA 29IC12 / IC48Mentor®
MTA 32IC9 / IC22Miltrac™
MTA 33IC10 / IC44Internal Serial Connection 
MTA 34IC11 / IC46Online Communicator


Presses & Extractors (08BSPE2T/08BSPE3T)

MTA 29IC 48N/A
MTA 32IC 22Miltrac™
MTA 33IC 44Internal Serial Connection 
MTA 34IC 46Online Communicator

Dryers & Shuttles (08BSPE2T/08BSPE3T)

MTA 29IC 48Drynet®
MTA 32IC 22Miltrac™
MTA 33IC 44Internal Serial Connection 
MTA 34IC 46Online Communicator

Device Master (08BSPE2T/08BSPE3T)

MTA 29IC 48Device Master
MTA 32IC 22Miltrac™
MTA 33IC 44Internal Serial Connection 
MTA 34IC 46Online Communicator

 
 
 
 

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