DS3800HLXA - High-Speed Data Link Board

DS3800HLXA - High-Speed Data Link Board DS3800HLXA - High-Speed Data Link Board

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Part Number: DS3800HLXA
Manufacturer: General Electric
Series: Mark IV
Product type: High-Speed Data Link Board
Availability: In Stock
Repair: 3-5 Days
Country of Manufacture: United States (USA)

Functional Description

DS3800HLXA is a high-speed data link board developed by GE. It is a part of Mark IV control system. The board has six connectors for fiber optic cables. It also has a single run-designated red LED indicator. A high-speed data link board, also known as a data communication board or data link interface board, is an electronic component used to facilitate fast and efficient data transfer between different devices or systems. The main purpose of a high-speed data link board is to provide a reliable and high-bandwidth pathway for transmitting data between devices at accelerated rates. They typically incorporate specialized hardware components and advanced communication protocols to achieve this objective.


  • High Bandwidth: The board is designed to handle large amounts of data at high speeds, enabling fast data transmission and reduced latency.
  • Advanced Communication Protocols: These boards often support various communication protocols, such as Ethernet, USB, PCIe, InfiniBand, or custom protocols tailored to specific applications.
  • Error Correction and Data Integrity: To ensure data integrity during transmission, the board may employ error correction mechanisms and protocols like checksums, CRC, or FEC.
  • Multiple Interface Options: Depending on the application, the board may offer different physical interfaces, such as optical fiber ports, copper connectors, or wireless options.
  • Plug-and-Play Compatibility: Many data link boards are designed to be plug-and-play, making them easier to integrate into existing systems and reducing the need for extensive configuration.
  • Buffering and Flow Control: To manage data flow between devices with different speeds or processing capabilities, the board may use buffering and flow control mechanisms to prevent data loss or congestion.

System Contact Outputs

  • Solenoids (sheets 20A, etc.) and other external devices are driven by contacts from relays installed in relay modules . The relay driver module, RDM, contains the relay driver circuits. There are two types of relay driver circuits: voting and non-voting. Each relay driver circuit's logic is represented as a software contact on the relevant elementary. The output connections are either displayed on the same line as the relay coil or are placed elsewhere with the coil and contacts properly cross-referenced.
  • The phrase 2/3 relay driver block symbol indicates voting type relay driver circuits. Each of the controllers, C, S, and T, sends a logic signal to the voting circuits. The agreement of two out of the three inputs received determines the output. The phrase l/l that appears above the relay driver block symbol designates non-voting relay driver circuits. The non-voting circuit controls the relay based on a single input logic signal. A solenoid filter circuit with the designation SSFG is used by the solenoid driver circuits.

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What is DS3800HLXA?
It is a high-speed data link board developed by GE.

How are solenoids and other external devices driven in the system?
Solenoids and other external devices are driven by contacts from relays installed in relay modules. The relay driver module (RDM) contains the relay driver circuits, which control the relays that drive the external devices.

What are the two types of relay driver circuits?
The two types of relay driver circuits are voting and non-voting.

What is the difference between voting and non-voting relay driver circuits?
Voting relay driver circuits require agreement from a majority of input signals to activate the output signal, whereas non-voting relay driver circuits require only a single input signal to activate the output signal.