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The PCI bus technology implemented on a Eurocard form factor. Eurocards provide more rugged packaging and a more secure plug and socket than the standard PCI card used in desktop computers. Because Eurocards come in several sizes, CompactPCI is modular and supports hot swapping.

The PICMG consortium developed CompactPCI, enabling PCI to fit into rack-mounted industrial and telecom equipment. Due to enhanced backplane and connector characteristics, up to eight CompactPCI cards can be plugged into the bus rather than only three or four with PCI. See Eurocard, PCI and PICMG.

A Complete PC
Except for a hard disk, a complete PC resides on this earlier CompactPCI card from Xtech. Using Pentium and K-6 processors, it provided the full gamut of I/O found on a PC. Note the CompactPCI connector at the back of the card (right). (Image courtesy of Xtech Embedded Computers.)
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DAQTron 3501 Offload Engine Combines Processor and FPGA in Single Slot 3U Compact PCI Module
16 Compact PCI Packet-Switching Backplane (cPSB) switch-fabric standard, CPCI-736R2 delivers state-of-the-art functionality for voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), computer telephony and other next-generation network requirements.
The Falcon card, as with all cards in the Hawkeye range, is compatible with both VME and Compact PCI host cards, providing customers with complete flexibility over choice of host processor - Power PC, Sun Sparc or Intel Pentium - and operating environment - Linux, Solaris or Windows.
A new line of 2-mm hard metric connectors, designed to meet IEC standards, can be used in high-speed data, telephony and compact PCI applications.
We are an executive member of the PCI Industrial Computers Manufacturing Group (PICMG), and have been building products for the Compact PCI and ATCA/MicroTCA markets since 2002.
Additionally, Actel incorporated a host of new customer-requested features, including the addition of FIFOs at the application interface, CardBus and Compact PCI support, a simplified plug- and-play interface for PCI and an improved user test bench.
It is a 4-slot Compact PCI (cPCI) chassis that supports hot-swappable, mix-and-match functionality.
The PM432 forms part of Parsec's Compact PCI and PMC product range that is designed for applications requiring high-speed processing and high-bandwidth data throughput (SDR, EW, radar, video, communication systems etc.
Additional software support includes multiprocessing drivers for the Compact PCI and VMEBus backplanes that treat the bus as a TCP/IP network.
Computer systems, PC Systems, PC add-on cards, Compact PCI, Mini-PCI, Networking and Telecommunication and Embedded Control Systems can all benefit from the HB1's low cost.
Computer systems, industrial computers, telecommunications systems, embedded control applications and Compact PCI backplans can all benefit from the HB1's optional features, performance and low cost.
When physical changes at the headend are required, EGT's use of standardized hot-swappable compact PCI cards means that upgrades are as simple as adding or replacing the cards, eliminating the need for large-scale replacement of entire encoder units.

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