We call standard any backplane that is compliant to an industrial specification such
as PICMG® or VITA® and does not have any custom defined features. Such a backplane will always be
compatible with any boards that is compliant with one standard or another. The standard backplanes can
be developed as families, with the dimensions and the number of slots as the differentiator.
However, in the latest
years the new specifications, and here VPX and uTCA must be used as examples, set a rather general set of standard features required in
order to claim compliancy. Many aspects of the backplanes are left to be user defined, making such a backplane a
custom standard-based backplane. Same backplane may not fit in all environments, although compliancy is claimed.
Elinktron's specialists designed standard backplanes for more than 10 years. We designed the first Compact PCI backplanes in the '90s
and since then we designed standard backplanes compliant to almost all PICMG® or VITA® specifications, in various sizes. We recently took on the
latest VITA VPX based specifications, such as VITA67, OpenVPX.