Prototyping with CompactPCI

CompactPCI AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA Systems — December 1, 1998

Articles, Special Feature: Winter 1998So, your boss has given you your first CompactPCI design assignment and wants the board/backplane/software done yesterday. You’re pretty comfortable with PCI designs and high speed signaling, but CompactPCI is a bit new to you. What do you do? Panic? Drop a brick on your foot, file a Worker’s Comp claim and go fishing? Call your buddy over at Acme Computers and ask him to moonlight on the project in return for your Super Bowl tickets? Fortunately, many products are available on the market to help you get up and running quickly. Don’t worry. Be happy.