"VMEbus versus CompactPCI: Is this really a "bus war" or a "circus"?"

CompactPCI AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA Systems — June 13, 1997

Recent press coverage has heralded the beginning o a new "bus war," reminiscent of the competition between VMEbus, Multibus II and Futurebus during the 1980's. But will this new war produce clear winners and losers, as that war did? In this article Nageen argues that (with the rapid growth of today's embedded market) this will not be a fight to the death. Rather, each bus architecture will find its own "niche" in the burgeoning embedded market, based on its unique suitability for that particular application area.

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