CompactPCI Passive PC•MIP Module Carrier
Three Mezzanine Modules Fitting on a 3U Eurocard
Because the customer can profit from both individual configuration of the system and
moderate cost, mezzanine concepts are very popular for industrial grade computers. Based on
the PC•MIP module standard, EKF presents the CM5-TRIO, a 3U
passive carrier board for PC•MIP modules.
The PC•MIP electrical characteristics are derived from the PCI specification.
Compared to PMC modules, PC•MIP allows for higher system integration due
to its considerable smaller dimensions. A 3U form factor Eurocard carrier board can
hold up to three PC•MIP modules.
The CM5-TRIO is provided with the popular PCI bridge chip Intel/DEC 21150. All 3
PC•MIP slots are connected to the local PCI bus. Access to any individual PC•MIP module
by the host CPU takes place transparently across the PCI bridge.
2 of the PC•MIP slots are suitable for Type-II modules with front panel orientated I/O. The
remaining slot can be used with a Type-I module only.
EKF already offers a variety of I/O functions as PC•MIP Type-II module, e.g. Ethernet, USB,
ISDN and IEEE-1394 (FireWire).