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daughterboard

(hardware)
(Or "daughter board", "daughtercard", "daughter card") A printed circuit board that connects to the motherboard. The daughterboard is typically smaller than the motherboard.

A daughterdboard often adds to or supports the main functions of the motherboard, unlike an expansion card which provides some new function. For example, a post-release hardware modification might be released as a daughterboard for soldering onto the motherboard.

daughterboard

A printed circuit board that plugs into another printed circuit board, which plugs into the main board (motherboard). Daughterboards, also called "mezzanine cards," augment the capabilities of the card they plug into. See mezzanine card.
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The physical size of a large system may require that expandability be accomplished using an alternate chassis, while in a small system the expandability must be done as mezzanine boards on a single slot card.
Two voice mezzanine boards enabled by Legerity voice solutions will soon be available for the CAP 24-120 reference design.
Additionally, it can be expanded with an optional second-slot mezzanine board.
It is a mezzanine board which mates with the Adax ATM-PCI/cPCI protocol controllers and occupies only a single slot.
Motorola's unique method of placing the PowerPC microprocessor and memory on an independent mezzanine board enables higher performance upgrades in the future and frees up valuable space on the base board for unsurpassed I/O capabilities.
The popularity of IndustryPack is reflected in a growing commitment from suppliers," said Paul Stevens, president of GRoupIPC, an organization created to advance mezzanine board technology.
Through a unique, optional second Mezzanine board, an MVIP Interface and additional HDLC Controllers are supported.
With the addition of a properly designed mezzanine board, it will provide the highest data bandwidth.
According to the firm, mezzanine boards can be added to the printed circuit board assembly stack to add functionality, such as translation and haptic electronics.
Applications include mezzanine boards such as ATCA and microTCA systems, point-of-load regulation for advanced processors, ASICs and recently introduced 28nm FPGAs as well as high-speed SERDES.
A broad collection of different form-factors and interconnect schemes are available in the market offered as standalone single board computers (SBCs), mezzanine boards and conventional passive backplane architectures.
Between its core of reprogrammable logic and its interchangeable I/O mezzanine boards and connectors, this board can truly have multiple personalities.