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2010-01-29 15:15:00

AMBLER, Pa., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- MEN Micro Inc., a world-renowned provider of embedded computing and I/O solutions for mission-critical industrial, mobile and harsh environment applications, announces its support for the recently adopted PICMG 2.30 specification, called CompactPCI PlusIO. This new specification adds PCI Express, Ethernet, SATA, SAS and USB extensions to the CompactPCI family of specifications, while preserving PCI bus connectivity. The specification defines the use of...

2009-08-18 11:44:00

NORRISTOWN, Pa., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- LCR Electronics, a leading manufacturer of high-end military, telecom and commercial enclosures as well as EMI filters and electronic products, has expanded its existing line of AdvancedTCA (ATCA) systems to include three new rugged chassis. The new chassis offer increased design flexibility in a wider array of industrial, commercial and rugged military environments. All of the new models conform to MIL-STD-810 Method 514.5 and MIL-STD-167 Type 1,...

2009-07-28 13:44:00

AMBLER, Pa., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- MEN Micro Inc., a world-renowned provider of embedded computing and I/O solutions for mission-critical industrial, mobile and harsh environment applications, has released the first 3U Intel-based single board computer (SBC) that conforms to the new PICMG 2.30 CompactPCI PlusIO standard. The new standard adds serial functions on the J2 rear I/O connector in CompactPCI systems for added flexibility and versatility as well as easier system upgrades. The...

2008-11-13 15:00:11

Occam Networks, a US-based provider of broadband access products, has launched its new BLC 6012i high capacity chassis. This new product is claimed to improve and simplify installation, reduce turn up time and integrate the company's Intelligent Blade Interconnect Architecture connections into its backplane. According to the company, holding up to 12 BLC 6000 blades, service providers can deploy any current model blade, in any slot and in any configuration while supporting up to 1536...

2008-11-11 09:00:47

Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (NASDAQ: AMCC), a global leader in optical transport, embedded Power Architecture(R) processing and storage solutions, today announced that it will demonstrate production-ready 10GBASE-KR solutions for Ethernet backplanes and an AdvancedTCA(R) reference design kit for the first time in Europe during electronica 2008, Nov. 11-14, at the Munich Trade Fair Centre. The company's QT2025 10GBASE-KR solutions will be demonstrated live in partnership with...

2008-09-22 03:00:23

Phyworks has introduced an equalizer and retimer receiver designed to greatly simplify the upgrade of existing 4.25G Fibre Channel equipment to full 8.5Gbps operation. A highly integrated chip, the PHY1068, offers all the functionality needed to double the speed of legacy backplanes, without expensive chassis upgrades. While in data center environments, the PHY1068 supports 8.5G copper cable interconnect between HBAs, switches and blade servers through thin gauge twin-ax cable assemblies,...

2008-07-10 15:00:14

VMETRO, a leader in embedded computing solutions based on standards such as VXS, VPX, XMC and FMC that utilize multi-gigabit serial interconnects, today announced a five slot VPX/VXS portable tower enclosure and backplane to accelerate and simplify VPX system integration and development. A challenge of developing with VPX is there isn't a "standard" VPX backplane which will result in delays on many VPX programs while custom backplanes are developed. The VMETRO VPX/VXS portable tower directly...

2004-11-30 09:00:13

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- National Semiconductor Corporation today introduced a multi-gigabit analog equalizer that extends the reach of high-speed switch, router, storage area network (SAN) and server backplanes. The EQ50F100 offers best-in-class signal integrity and 8 kilovolts of ESD (electrostatic discharge), providing manufacturers with the greatest backplane protection in the industry. Jointly developed with analog signal processing pioneer Quellan...


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2010-09-13 13:36:36

A motherboard is the central printed circuit board in most modern computers and holds many of the vital components of the system as well as provides connectors for other peripherals. Before the microprocessor was introduced, computers were usually made in a card-cage case or mainframe with the gears connected by a backplane that consisted of a set of slots connected with wires. In much older designs the wires were discrete connections between card connector pins, but printed circuit boards...

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