ESCONDIDO, Calif., 2 Jan. 2007. One Stop Systems has unveiled its 6U CompactPCI Express (CPCIe) carrier board, which enables the use of a PCIe I/O board in a CPCIe system. OEMs can now employ PCIe I/O boards in their latest CPCIe systems.
This Type 2 board supports a PCIe short card, usually in PCIe x8, x4, and x1 configurations. While the carrier board is equipped with a PCIe x16 connector, it communicates at x4 speeds. Most PCIe boards, though rated at x16 or x8, will "train" down to x4 or x1 speeds. This allows the carrier board to be used universally as long as the board fits into the short card form factor.
The 6U CPCIe Carrier Board lists for $575 and is available immediately.