Thales introduces a front panel data port (FPDP) PCI mezzanine card. The card is designed to provide data acquisition in VME or CompactPCI SBCs used for digital signal processing. The board is available in SA, RA, and RC versions, making it suitable for both harsh-environment and commercial use. The card is used as a sensor acquisition interface in a digital signal and data processing system for sonars. The PMC-FPDP is a single wide PMC that features an FPDP compliant with ANSI/VITA-17 and is based on the PLX PCI 9656 chip, which provides a 32/64-bit, 33/36 MHz PCI bus master/slave interface with a linked list DMA engine, enabling data throughput speeds greater than 100 Mb/sec.