Interface Boards facilitate pluggable power supplies.

Press Release Summary:

Power Interface Boards (PIBs) are separate boards for power section of backplane. Two models come in 3U height and offer either one 47-pin Positronic hot-pluggable power supply connector or two. Also included are power taps for +5 V, 3.3 V, and GND and fastons for +12 V and -12 V. PIBs interface to backplane via power bugs with 6/32 screws. They include header for voltage sense and IPMB interface, auxiliary/disk drive connector, and power switch header.

Original Press Release:

Bustronic Introduces New Product Line Of Power Interface Boards

FREMONT, California, June 17, 2002 - Bustronic Corporation, an industry leading designer and manufacturer of high performance backplanes, is introducing a new product line. Bustronic will now offer Power Interface Boards (PIBs) to go along with their backplane products. PIBs are separate boards for the power section of the backplane. They are used to facilitate pluggable power supplies, headers, and utility connectors.

Bustronic's standard backplane lines utilize power taps and power
studs, which are wired to the power supplies. With the PIBs, Bustronic customers will be able to choose between Bustronic's standard power interface and pluggable modules. The first two models of the power boards come in standard 3U height and offer either one 47-pin Positronic hot-pluggable power supply connector or two. Also included are power taps for +5V, 3.3V, and GND and fastons for +12V and -12V. Models in 6U size will be released within four weeks. The PIB interfaces to the backplane via power bugs with 6/32 screws. The design also includes mounting holes, allowing the PIB to be securely fixed to the chassis.

Other features include a header for voltage sense and IPMB interface, an auxiliary/disk drive connector, and a power switch header. The sense lines help the power supply better regulate the power at the load end. The IPMB interface is compliant to system management specification PICMG 2.9 Rev. 1.0. The PIB is also designed to comply with the power interface specification PICMG 2.11 Rev. 1.0 and with the IEEE 1101.10 mechanical specification. The Geographical Addressing on the power supply connector is selectable.

The new 3U Power Interface Board product line is currently available. More information is available online at under the Accessories section.

Founded in 1989, Bustronic specializes in the design and manufacture of high-performance backplanes. Bustronic has a complete line of industry-standard backplanes, including CompactPCI, VME, VME64x, VME320, H.110 CTEL, and VXI. Bustronic's custom design service combines creative
engineering, highly sophisticated computer simulation and modern design techniques to offer customized backplanes that meet the most specialized system requirements. A member of the ELMA Electronic group, Bustronic is located in Fremont, California. Bustronic is a member of PICMG* and VITA and can be found on the World Wide Web at

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