card cage


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card cage

[′kärd ‚kāj]
(electronics)
A rack built into a computer to hold printed circuit boards and allow them to be installed or removed easily.

card cage

An enclosure into which printed circuit boards (cards) are inserted. The cage may be exposed to the outside for quick insertion and removal of cards, or it may reside behind a door or inside a larger cabinet.
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Given these parameters, the engineer examined various product offerings and chose those in Figure 1: a rack-mount Arb/function generator, a power supply, an oscilloscope with a CAN bus trigger module, and a dedicated switching card cage or switchbox.
The cards stack together, thus eliminating the need for a motherboard, back-plane or card cage.
With the extruded rails and holes in regular intervals for mounting, it is easy to be flexible in the depth the card cage is recessed.
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The Jet is housed in a 9-slot card cage measuring just 12" x 12" x 10" (30cm x 30cm x 25cm).
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Side-to-side cooling is achieved via a plug-in fan tray with dual 170 cfm fans with PWM (pulse width modulation) control on each side of the card cage.
Made of lightweight, clear-anodized aluminum, this innovative enclosure system is the first of its kind to integrate a removable railed card cage sub-assembly designed for shock mitigation and simple card removal.
ATR--Conduction Cooled: Elma's low-weight conduction cooled ATRs have a machined card cage accommodating wedge locks to transfer heat.