PICMG 1.3 adds support for high-speed PCI Express (PCIe) slots in place of older ISA slots. Industrial PC systems with passive backplanes can support the latest high-speed graphics and data acquisition cards alongside standard PCI cards.
The PIGMG 1.3 bus carries all the signals for up to 16 traditional PCI cards and five more PCIe cards -- far beyond what motherboard-based systems can provide. Design powerful systems with up to 19 expansion card slots.
PICMG 1.3 handles more power. Traditional PICMG 1.0 full-length cards could safely pull up to 227W from the backplane. PICMG 1.3 cards can draw up to 500W without damage. This not only makes them more robust, but also provides support for modern dual-processor systems and high-speed CPUs.
Choose from our range of backplanes based on the number of expansion card slots you need in your PICMG 1.3 PC system and your chassis configuration. Our PBER 13D is designed for dual systems (two CPUS). Our double-sided ("butterfly") PICMG 1.3 backplanes are specifically designed for use in 2U chassis, such as our LBJ series.