A test and development chassis is available for applications using the new CompactPCI Serial Mesh Backplane (CSMB) architecture. The T-Frame test and development system combines superior board access, convenience, diagnostics, and monitoring functions. The T-Frame is an eight-slot system providing all the functionality and control of a development chassis with fully compliant Serial Mesh Backplane and the added benefit of open access to test points and in-circuit test devices. The unit is 12U high and is mounted on a tilt stand for easier access to plug-in cards. The T-Frame with Serial Mesh Backplane starts at $4795.