Survey on High-Speed Serial I/O Adapters
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Introduction to High-Speed Serial I/O
C²I² Systems are developing a family of high-performance, multi-channel High-Speed Serial I/O Adapter in PMC and CCPMC formfactors. These are ideally suited to embedded platforms. With all versions being derived from the same hardware design, they will feature a wide range of compatible and qualified software drivers, including those for popular commercial operating systems such as Windows NT, as well as for real-time operating systems such as VxWorks and LynxOS.
PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) is a standard for connecting peripherals to a personal computer. Technically, PCI is not a bus, but a bridge or mezzanine. It includes buffers to decouple the CPU from relatively slow peripherals and allow them to operate asynchronously.
PMC (PCI Mezzanine Card) is a low-profile mezzanine card for desktop computers and other computer systems, with logical and electrical layers based on the PCI specification.
CCPMC refers to the conduction-cooled version of PMC. Conduction-cooling is a method of cooling active and passive components on a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) by direct heat conduction from an area of higher temperature to an area of lower temperature. Host carrier cards provide the thermal interface for the conduction-cooled PMC (CCPMC) adapter by means of thermal ribs which conduct heat away from the PMC adapter.
The PMC and CCPMC formfactors are ideally suited to embedded platforms; PMC where conventional-cooling will be sufficient and CCPMC where system design constraints indicate conduction-cooling and other ruggedisation.
For users, High-Speed Serial I/O holds a great advantage in terms of its high data transmission rate, efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
As part of our High-Speed Serial I/O Survey, it would be highly
appreciated if you could complete the attached survey form and return it within four
weeks of receipt. For your convenience, it could either be faxed or returned by mail,
details are as follow :
|Please return fax to||:||Bernice Meyburgh
Facsimile : (+27 21) 683 5435
|Return Address||:||P.O. Box 171
Thank you for your assistance in conducting this research.
Survey on High-Speed Serial I/O Adapter
This research is conducted to gather information on and create awareness of High-Speed Serial I/O. The participant will also be offered the opportunity of receiving more detailed specifications for further evaluation, if desired.
Kindly complete the following online questionnaire :
Q1. Does High-Speed Serial I/O appeal to you?
If so, what are the qualities about High-Speed Serial I/O that interest you the most?
Q2. Does your company have a need for High-Speed Serial I/O?
Q3. If you are interested in purchasing High-Speed Serial I/O, when would you wish to do so?
|2 - 3 months|
|3 - 6 months|
|6 - 12 months|
Q4. In which formfactors would you be interested?
Q5. Approximately how many units are you likely to require?
|1 - 4|
|5 - 9|
|10 - 25|
|25 - 50|
|50 - 100|
Q6. What High-Speed Serial I/O options would you consider?
Q7. At what price would your company consider purchasing High-Speed Serial I/O Network Adapters?
(Please complete the table for options in which you are interested.)
Q8. Would you like us to send you some information about High-Speed Serial I/O?
Q9. Would you be interested in a demonstration or evaluation?
Other Comments :
Kindly supply us with your contact details, for future
reference and correspondence :
Any information requested will be posted to you within one week of receipt of the completed questionnaire. Alternatively, you could access our Web Site for further information about High-Speed Serial I/O Adapters and other high-speed networking products at http://www.ccii.co.za/ :
1. High-speed Serial I/O PMC Adapter
2. Other Networking Products
Thank you for taking the time and making the effort to complete our High-Speed Serial I/O Questionnaire.
Your response is greatly appreciated.