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PCI Express Products
PCI Express products (PCIe products) use a computer protocol and interface format which communicates more quickly than peripheral component interconnect (PCI), a standard which PCIe is designed to replace.
PCI products are devices that use the peripheral component interconnect (PCI) bus standard. PCI products include bridges, extenders, and power supplies. They also include bus interface, adapter, memory, mass storage, networking, and serial communications modules.
AdvancedMC products are mezzanine cards (MC) that use a bus specification from the PCI Manufacturers Group (PICMG) for the telecom industry. AdvancedMC products offer advanced telecom features and hot-swap capabilities.
Bus extenders are used to increase cable lengths for distance-limited bus protocols.
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