AMP - Compact PCI
"... an adaptation of the Peripheral Component
Interconnect (PCI) Specification for industrial and/or embedded
applications requiring a more robust mechanical form factor that desktop PCI."
Compact PCI is an important alternative to proprietary
bus topologies. It allows communications equipment designers to build
systems using third-party hardware, as well as off-the-shelf PCI silicon and
software. This results in expanded system options, reduced development
cost, and accelerates time-to-market for new products.
Compact PCI Advantages
Provides an economical way for PCI users to upgrade their
electrical and mechanical system performance.
the 2mm HM Connector Features:
High Density - 2mm contact spacing provides 20 signal
pins in a 3U format.
High Performance - enhanced ground return shields
improve EMI/RFI performance.
Ruggedness - Pin and socket connectors qualified by
Bellcore, with built-in guidance and keying mechanisms.
Sequencing - Staggered pin heights allow
first-make-last-break unmating and hot swapping.
CPCI is expected to generate significant growth near-term.