Bundling with a PICMG 1.0 Core2 Quad/Dual or Pentium 4 single board computer (SBC), Advantech's IPPC-7158B 15" industrial panel PC exhibits a passive backplane
with up to 12 ISA/PCI expansion slots.
With a passive backplane
, in contrast, the main board contains no active circuitry at all, serving only as a way for plug-in boards to communicate with each other.
The C6340 and C6350 IPCs have 3 free PCI slots on the 5-slot passive backplane
that can be used for extra PC fieldbus cards in systems with parallel fieldbus usage.
Flexibility is another non-worry, as the S1 uses a three-slot passive backplane
platform with a single board computer, which leaves two expansion slots open for add-on cards.
Based on PICMG PCI/ISA standard passive backplane
technology, the Flexor line provides a range of processors, backplanes and enclosures that combine to create platforms to match OEM requirements.
I-Bus products include CPU boards, backplanes, and enclosures based on passive backplane
and CompactPCI technology for industrial-grade computer systems.
IBM's Small Business Computer Telephony solution will initially be available for use with the IBM 7588 passive backplane
server and will soon be available with selected IBM Netfinity servers.
(Ann Arbor, Mich.) has six open expansion slots on a passive backplane
that can accept boards for I/O and network interface, scanners, and IBM's Artic coprocessors, allowing the Controlstation to function as a cell controller.
The PCI Portable comes equipped with an eight-slot or nine-slot passive backplane
. The enclosure lists for $3.995.
The Nitro platform consists of Mellanox switch blades, diskless server blades, and InfiniBand architecture passive backplane
The transceiver can contain one or multiple CSIX parallel interfaces on one side and multiple high-speed serial links across a passive backplane
to the switch device.
It can be used as a stand-alone computer engine and more importantly, it can drive typically up to four Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) PCI add-on cards when fitted with a fully passive backplane
in a small shoe-box type enclosure (more PCI add-on cards, typically up to a dozen, can be used with backplanes using P2P bridges).