Data Interface - Virtual Instrumentation, Device Networking.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

PICMG - Open specifications for Modular Computing

PICMG is a consortium of companies who collaboratively develop open specifications for high performance telecommunications and industrial computing applications.

PICMG - Open specifications for Modular Computing

Specs and Standards for Advanced Mezzanine Card, AdvancedTCA, COM Express, CompactPCI, e-PCI-X, MicroTCA and others.

PCI-ISA - Passive Backplanes

(Study this page first to understand how computers became more maintanable and expandable - delabs)

PCI-ISA - Passive Backplanes

"The PCI-ISA passive backplane standard moves all of the components normally located on the motherboard to a single plug-in card. Looking much like a standard ISA or PCI card, a PCI-ISA CPU card has two edge connectors on it - one for the PCI bus and one for the ISA bus. The "motherboard" is replaced with a simple "passive backplane" that has only connectors soldered to it."