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Re: Yet another form factor?
I do know that Purcell Brackets has the bracket. I've been designing cryptocards
for 2U boxes for over a year using the Purcell Bracket number P163-0000. The guy
at Purcell told me he was on the steering commitee for the Low Profile cards...
http://www.purcellbrackets.com/. Take the link on the front web page that says
Low Profile PCI (http://www.purcellbrackets.com/lp-pci.htm). I think these match
the PCI ECN spec...
One thing you do have to watch for is the height the box maker actually uses for
the motherboard standoffs in the 2U chassis. I've noticed that some are a bit
tall and cause the card to sit wrong...
More and more I'm seeing PICMG cards in single-U racks. These usually use a
passive butterfly backplane...
"SHEU,PHILIP (HP-Cupertino,ex3)" wrote:
> There is an ECN to PCI 2.2 to specify low-profile PCI cards. It defines two
> new form factors: MD1 and MD2. If you can't find it at PCISIG, I can send a
> copy to you.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Monish Shah [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2001 1:00 AM
> To: PCI SIG
> Subject: Yet another form factor?
> Hello everyone,
> I heard through the rumor mill that there is a new mechanical specification
> for PCI to facilitate adding PCI cards to 2U server boxes without the use of
> a riser card. As I understand it, it is pretty much the same as the
> original form factor, but the card would have limited height, so that it can
> sit vertically inside a 2U box.
> I was told that the spec would be available on the Web, but I couldn't find
> it. Can anyone shed more light on this?
> Monish Shah
> Indra Networks