CompactPCI, CompactPCI PlusIO, CompactPCI Serial, Mezzanine Cards, PXI
CompactPCI: A natural SHARC DSP platform fulfilling CompactPCI's potential
Without a doubt, CompactPCI is hot. Many industry analysts have praised the bus, and many designers are beginning to adopt it in their embedded-processor designs. The reason behind this proliferation of growing interest is twofold: First, the CompactPC...
Integrating desktop technologies into embedded systems
Desktop technologies, originally developed for personal computers, are now being evaluated for use in demanding embedded applications such as telecommunications, industrial automation, data acquisition and control applications. Unfortunately, their use...
"VMEbus versus CompactPCI: Is this really a "bus war" or a "circus"?"
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 Nag...
Beyond chip sets: Unsung desktop PCI building blocks speed CompactPCI products to market
What about CompactPCI boards not found on the desktop? System designers considering the CompactPCI bus for their project’s hardware platform are attracted, not only by its bandwidth and Eurocard packaging, but by the promise of time to market and...
Five criteria that will make CompactPCI a success
The success of any new embedded bus technology can be (to a certain extent) predicted by a look at 5 criteria for success. Meeting all 5 of these criteria assures the highest probability of acceptance. The absence of even one creates a weak link that m...
A new backplane bus for compact systems
An introductory article on the new backplane bus for CompactPCI.