Connectors

Atca

Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture is a modular standard developed by PICMG that regulates the setup of racks and entire basic systems. AdvancedTCA was designed for high capacity and high performance applications.

Com Express

The COM Express® standard was developed by PICMG for the computer-on-module (COM) form factor. The standard specifies, among other things, what size the module should be and where the mounting holes and pin connections for the carrier board should be positioned. COM Express® modules integrate the core functionalities of a bootable PC, including CPU, a graphics professor, internal memory, and standard interfaces.

Compact PCI

As the PICMG standard for 19-inch, high-end systems with passive backplanes, CompactPCI has high requirements as regards robustness, reliability, and performance. CompactPCI platforms are cost optimized, scalable, suitable for harsh environmental conditions, and highly durable. This is why system designers rely on robust, modular, standard-compliant CompactPCI platforms. The PICMG® standards for CompactPCI provide specifications for hard metric connectors. ept’s hm 2.0 connectors are optimally suited for use in CompactPCI applications.

PC/104

PC/104 and PC/104-Plus are standardizations for PC-compatible modules that can be connected to build a complex computer system. Constant advances in component performance made it necessary to expand the PC/104 system to include a faster bus system. As a result, a PCI bus was added to the PC/104 system. This addition is referred to in the specification as PC/104-Plus.

uTCA

Micro Telecommunications Computing Architecture is a modular standard developed by PICMG that regulates the setup of racks and entire basic systems. The specification describes the general mechanical, electrical, thermal, and managerial characteristics a MicroTCA system has to have in order to support modules that are compatible with the AdvancedMC standard.

VME bus

VMEbus is a multi-user bus system for control technology. The bus is a backplane bus for 19” rack housing. At present, VMEbus supports nearly all processors.

VPX

The VITA46.1 sub-standard defines how signals from the VMEbus can be mapped to the MultiGig connectors on the VPX backplane. This makes it easy to produce hybrid backplanes that can accommodate VME64x, VXS, and VPX cards. The VPX backplanes make it possible to transmit high-speed signals in all connection areas, thereby increasing the transfer bandwidth.