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Superpro and such



The 5000E is internally composed of an 8 board stack. From top to bottom, the boards are:

  • V3 DRV
  • V3 (P1-72) DRV
  • V1 DRV
  • V2 DRV

Voltage Pin Driver Boards

The V1/V2/V3* and GND drive boards share a similar topology. A set of shift registers is used to configure a transistor high or low-side drive. The GND board has two additional relays on pins, possibly for support of some high current device. The V1, V2 and V3 boards use a 74HC4094 shift reg, a ULN2003 transistor array and a high-side transistor to switch the voltage. The V2 and V3 boards incorporate a diode to prevent reverse biasing of the transistor which suggests the V1 voltage is the highest voltage used.

IO Board

The IO board is just a Spartan XC2S50E FPGA connected to each IO line through a 220 ohm resistor and a diode voltage clamp. Whether the I/O voltage tracks one of the supplies (V3?) is unknown.

MCU Board


  • AT91R40008 Processor (ARM7, no rom, very few peripherals, external bus interface)
  • TLC7226 Quad DAC
  • EN29LV040A Flash (512kB)
  • "Xeltek AE81" (Almost certainly an OTP FPGA)
  • USB Device controller (part # unreadable in photos)

Power Board

  • 3x LM317 + 3x MC34063 switchers
  • Topology not yet reversed
  • Misc op amps


A basic bootloader / USB loader is resident in the on-board flash. The Host software communicates with this USB loader and downloads the actual programming routines into SRAM.



  • DX Adapters: SuperPro 6100, SuperPro 6104GP
  • EX Adapters: SuperPro 7000
  • FX Adapters: SuperPro 7100
  • GX Adapters: SuperPro 7500
  • CX Adapters: SuperPro 5000, SuperPro 5004GP, SuperPro 6000, SuperPro 6000E, SuperPro 6004GP
  • SA Adapters: SuperPro 610P, SuperPro 611S

Sounds like there may be some compatibility between CX and DX