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PMC Carrier Card For CPCI Makes Flexibility Affordable

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With two PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) sites, the Eliminator C130 carrier card gives OEMs a low-cost means of adding hot-swappable, plug-and-play communications, graphics, mass storage and industrial I/O options to their CompactPCI systems. The card addresses the shortage of low-cost I/O cards for cPCI systems by providing a bridge between the cPCI bus and the wealth of I/O cards already available for PMC. The carrier card can be equipped with any of the firm’s family of PMC modules, which includes ATM, video, Ethernet and SCSI options. It also can be mated with a broad range of third-party LAN, WAN, data-acquisition and industrial-control modules. Up to seven C130 cards fit into a single cPCI chassis, giving OEMs access to up to 14 PMC sites. The hot-swappable board is fully compliant with the IEEE-1386.1 and cPCI 2.3 specifications. It accommodates either 5V or 3.3V PMC module signaling and also supports front- and rear-panel I/O for both PMC modules. On-board control logic and power switching for hot-swap functions ensures controlled power ramping.

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