Today's users appreciate the modularity, robustness and economic efficiency of CompactPCI. Based on this established standard, CompactPCI Serial offers all these advantages plus fast serial data transfer, including a migration path.
In recent years, parallel PCI bus technology has more and more been complemented by fast serial point-to-point connections. Different interface standards are taking root, e.g. SATA or SAS, USB, Ethernet or PCI Express. The structure of computers is slowly changing from bus-based to a point-to-point star topology.
The Serial PCI conecpt includes 2 new technologies. CompactPCI PlusIO and CompactPCI Serial.
The rugged CompactPCI Serial/PlusIO products from MEN are especially suited for transportation and other mobile applications, e.g. for infotainment systems, as well as for mission-critical industrial systems.