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Bustronic backplanes target wireless systems

Posted: 16 Aug 2002 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:bustronic? backplane? network module? compactpci backplane? cpci backplane?

Bustronic Corp.'s PICMG 2.16-compliant backplanes come in six-slot and eight-slot 6U sizes and are designed for 3G wireless, IP, and VoIP applications.

The six-slot and eight-slot backplanes have one fabric slot each. The rest of the slots are used as node slots with the CompactPCI bus. One slot is convertible to a system slot via a CPU enable resistor pin.

With power studs and power blades dispersed throughout the backplanes, the overall widths are true six- and eight-slot sizes, whereas CPU backplanes that have power bugs on the sides have widened dimensions.

By offering true sizes, Bustronic enables the six-slot part to fit in a horizontal chassis and the eight-slot version to fit in a 4U horizontal chassis. The use of M4 power studs gives the backplane modularity, allowing power interface boards in various configurations to be mounted on the backplane.

The performance of CompactPCI is improved with the new cPSB protocol, Bustronic said, since the protocol moves data traffic off the shared bus and onto an embedded switched Ethernet network fabric, accessed via the J3 connector.

Prices start at $698 for the six-slot backplane and $798 for the eight-slot backplane.

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