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A three card trick

Pick a card, any card, but which one? By Graham Pitcher.

Companies designing boards for use in personal computers can proceed with their ideas safe in the knowledge that there is but one format for them to use. If you’re designing boards for industrial systems, the situation is somewhat less clear. Depending on the end market, designers will be faced with a choice of VME, Compact PCI and PC/104. And, to complicate things further, these standards also support mezzanine cards.
So, with a range of formats to choose from, where does a designer start?

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Graham Pitcher

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