mezzanine card


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mezzanine card

A printed circuit board that plugs directly into another plug-in card. For example, a mezzanine card, also known as a "daughterboard," might plug into a VMEbus card, CompactPCI card or PCI card in order to extend its functionality. Adapter cards are also available that enable a mezzanine card to plug into the larger slot of the target bus.

Smaller than standard expansion cards, mezzanine cards are typically designed for rugged industrial use and are often bolted down after being plugged in. IndustryPack, PMC, PC*MIP and PC/104+ are commonly used mezzanine cards. See IndustryPack, PMC, PC*MIP and PC/104.
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This provider of embedded computing and I/O solutions for demanding industrial, mobile, and harsh environment applications offers a 6U compact PCI single board computer, or SBC, which combines Intel's muhicore technology with a flexible mezzanine card extension and rugged design to provide strong performance in industrial applications.
Additional benefits provided by the FortiGate-310B appliance include highest-in-class port density of 10 gigabit Ethernet ports, with an additional four gigabit ports made available through an optional Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) module.
Radstone Embedded Computing has recently introduced its Vim2 Video Input Mezzanine card which is designed to complement the Octegra3 video and graphics processor.
The companies have entered into an OEM agreement to deliver an Emulex-based Fibre Channel Mezzanine card for HP BladeSystem server technology, and will continue collaborating via the HP BladeSystem Solution Builder program.
A vendor producing small "blade" servers can put the FC components on a mezzanine card attached to the blade server.
In the past five years, a new set of open standards, starting with IEEE1386 and IEEE1386.1, evolved to create the industry-leading mezzanine module called the PCI Mezzanine Card or PMC.
Primagraphics, Amherst, Mass., the command & control, video and graphics specialist, has introduced the Falcon graphics and video capture card - the first in the new Hawkeye family of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) sensor input and display cards in PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) format.
The RSCB operates on a single PCI mezzanine card (PMC) slot and provides a real-time integrated radar and graphics display on a single monitor.
SBS Technologies, Inc., (Nasdaq: SBSE) has debuted the PMC-1000BT, a high performance Gigabit Ethernet interface controller port on a single-wide PMC ("PCI Mezzanine Card") module.
In addition to improved performance, the Model 745/132L features expanded application-specific I/O capabilities for factory-floor and real-time control, including four industry-standard EISA or PCI slots; four additional PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) devices are optional.
An option is available for an 8 MB flash disk and a PCI Mezzanine card slot for onboard expansion.
An alternative to vendor-specific PHY interface solutions is the VITA 57 FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) standard, which standardizes both the physical and electrical interfaces to FPGAs, resulting in the availability of a portfolio of off-the-shelf mezzanine boards and a standardized method for interfacing to these boards via a defined connector interface.