A device that has a common pathway along with data and control signals travel between different hardware devices withing a computer system or different computer systems.
Bus Systems Categories

AdvancedMC Products (15 suppliers)

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.

AdvancedTCA Products (24 suppliers)

Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (AdvancedTCA or ATCA) products use advanced telecom computing architecture (AdvancedTCA), an open standard for high-speed, high-performance telecommunications systems.

Bus Adapters (63 suppliers)

Bus adapters connect peripherals to computers that do not provide native support for a peripheral's interface. Some bus adapters are housed in cables that connect one bus to another. Others are board-level cards, blades, or stand-alone units with interfaces and power supplies.

Bus Analyzers and Bus Exercisers (23 suppliers)

Bus analyzers and bus exercisers are used to monitor and check the performance of a system bus.

Bus Expanders (27 suppliers)

Bus expanders are computer boards or cable systems that connect to other interface boards, using only one I/O slot while remaining compliant with the bus standard.

Bus Extenders (45 suppliers)

Bus extenders are used to increase cable lengths for distance-limited bus protocols.

CompactPCI and PXI Bus Interfaces (47 suppliers)

Compact PCI bus interfaces and PXI bus interfaces allow the CompactPCI / PXI system to communicate with other devices or systems.

CompactPCI and PXI Products (177 suppliers)

CompactPCI and PXI products are a general search form that covers peripherals that use the CompactPCI (cPCI) and PXI bus standards. CompactPCI and PXI products include switches, extenders, controllers, processors and interface adapters. More detailed search forms are available for specific areas.

CompactPCI Controllers and CompactPCI Processors (50 suppliers)

CompactPCI controllers and CompactPCI processors are rugged, high-speed computer boards and single board computers that control data transfers between devices in CompactPCI and PXI networks. These devices also control the status of interrupts, interrupt requests (IRQs), registers, and triggers as well as network instruments for testing and analysis.

CompactPCI Extenders and PXI Extenders (12 suppliers)

CompactPCI extenders and PXI extenders are computer boards that are used to improve or extend the functions of CompactPCI and PXI systems.

CompactPCI Switches and PXI Switches (21 suppliers)

CompactPCI switches and PXI switches are used in industrial systems to connect test points or devices to instruments for the purpose of testing, measuring or monitoring the system.

Fibre Channel Products (42 suppliers)

Fibre Channel products include hubs, directors, servers, adapters, etc.

Fieldbus Products (82 suppliers)

Fieldbus products are industrial automation products used in industrial network communications on factory floors.

FireWire® Products (56 suppliers)

FireWire products use an interface standard developed by Apple Computer and adopted by the IEEE for very fast digital data transfers. FireWire, a registered trademark of Apple Computer, is a communications protocol for the transmission of data, video, and audio over a single cable at very high bit rates.

GPIB Controllers and GPIB Interface Boards (34 suppliers)

GPIB controllers and GPIB interface boards are devices that enable communications between GPIB buses and GPIB networks.

GPIB Converters (12 suppliers)

GPIB converters translate data from the GPIB bus to another bus type, and vice versa. For instance, an RS232-to-GPIB converter translates serial commands generated by the RS232 interface into GPIB commands.

GPIB Expanders and GPIB Isolators (6 suppliers)

GPIB expanders allow the system to interface with more than the maximum number of devices specified in IEEE 488.1. GPIB isolators are used to electrically isolate two GPIB networks.

GPIB Extenders (9 suppliers)

GPIB extenders are used to remove the restrictions on cable length specified in the IEEE 488 (GPIB) standard, while maintaining optimal performance (e.g., maximum data rate, transmission quality, etc.).

GPIB Products (47 suppliers)

GPIB products is a general search form for controllers, converters, extenders, expanders, isolators, switches and other products that use the general-purpose interface bus (GPIB). More detailed search forms are available for each type of GPIB product.

GPIB Switches (7 suppliers)

GPIB switches enable several GPIB controllers to share one or more GPIB devices. They also allow a single GPIB controller to operate multiple GPIB bus systems.

PC/104 Modules (123 suppliers)

PC/104 modules are tied to the integrated system architecture (ISA) bus standard that is used mainly in embedded systems. Modules are 3.6" x 3.8" and can be self-stacked to save space.

PCI Express Products (93 suppliers)

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 (253 suppliers)

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.

PCMCIA Bus Interface Cards (30 suppliers)

PCMCIA bus interface cards translate the data from the PCMCIA bus to another bus, and vice versa. They are used to connect two otherwise incompatible buses.

PCMCIA Card Readers and Writers (22 suppliers)

PCMCIA card readers and PCMCIA card writers allow a user to transfer data from or to a host computer to or from a PCMCIA card.

PCMCIA Cards and Accessories (131 suppliers)

PCMCIA cards and accessories follow standards developed by the Personal Computer Memory Card International Association (PCMCIA), an international standards body and trade organization. PCMCIA cards, or PC cards as they are commonly known, were designed originally for adding memory to portable computers, but are now used in a variety of devices.

PCMCIA Hard Drive Cards (8 suppliers)

PCMCIA hard drive cards provide high storage capacities for notebook and palmtop computers, personal digital assistants (PDAs), mobile systems, and PCMIA-equipped computers.

PCMCIA Memory Cards (27 suppliers)

PCMCIA memory cards and storage cards are used to add memory (RAM, SRAM, Flash, etc.) and/or storage capacity (hard disks, CD-ROM, etc.) to computers.

PCMCIA Modems and PCMCIA Fax Modems (8 suppliers)

PCMCIA modems and PCMCIA fax modems enable computers to transmit data over telephone lines. They include modem-only devices, modem and fax combinations, and fax/modem products with networking capabilities.

PCMCIA Networking Cards (12 suppliers)

PCMCIA networking cards allow a host computer to connect to a network for data transmission and communication.

PCMCIA Serial Adapter Cards (13 suppliers)

PCMCIA serial adapter cards provide one or more serial ports to a host computer. They use a PCMCIA card bus to interface with the host, and add RS232, RS422, RS485, or other types of serial ports.

PMC and XMC Modules (69 suppliers)

PMC modules and XMC modules include a wide range of peripherals that are designed to function with in conjunction with PCI mezzanine cards (PMC).

RAID Controllers (57 suppliers)

RAID controllers are computer boards that control RAID systems.

RAID Disk Arrays (50 suppliers)

RAID disk arrays are collections of storage disks with integrated controllers to manage the storage of data.

RAID Products (128 suppliers)

RAID products include component within a RAID system, such as RAID controllers and RAID disk arrays. RAID is an acronym for redundant array of independent (or inexpensive) disks.

RapidIO Products (10 suppliers)

RapidIO products use a high-performance, packet-switched architecture to pass data and control information between microprocessors, digital signal processors (DSPs), communication and network processors, system memory, and peripherals within a system.

SCSI Adapters and SCSI Controllers (68 suppliers)

SCSI adapters and SCSI controllers (SCSI cards) are computer interface cards that are installed in an expansion slot. They are used to connect the SCSI system to several devices and peripherals using a daisy chain method.

SCSI Converters (8 suppliers)

SCSI converters translate between the various SCSI interfaces such as single-ended to high-voltage differential (HVD), or HVD to low-voltage differential (LVD), etc.

SCSI Extenders (8 suppliers)

An SCSI Extender is a device (a stand alone module or a card) used to extend the distance at which peripheral devices may be placed from the host computer.

SCSI Products (121 suppliers)

SCSI products is a general search form that covers small computer systems interface (SCSI) products such as SCSI host adapters and controllers, converters, terminators, and switches.  More detailed search forms are available for individual areas.

SCSI Switches (8 suppliers)

SCSI switches connect test points or devices to instruments for the testing, measuring, or monitoring industrial systems. Small computer system interface (SCSI) is an intelligent peripheral bus with a standard, device-independent protocol that allows many peripheral devices to be connected to the SCSI port.

SCSI Terminations (40 suppliers)

SCSI terminations are electrical circuits placed at each end of a SCSI cable for impedance matching. They are an important part of any small computer system interface (SCSI) that uses hard drives, CD-ROMs, scanners, tape drives, or other SCSI peripherals controlled by a SCSI bus.

VME, VPX, and VXI Bus Interfaces and Adapters (36 suppliers)

VME, VPX and VXI bus interfaces and adapters allow VME, VPX, and VPI buses to communicate with other types of computer systems and devices.

VME, VPX, and VXI Controllers and Processors (36 suppliers)

VME, VPX and VXI controllers and processors manage data transfers between devices in VME, VPX, and VXI systems. They control the status of interrupts, interrupt requests (IRQ), registers, and triggers, as well as network instruments for testing and analysis.

VME, VPX, and VXI Extenders (18 suppliers)

VME, VPX and VXI extenders are boards that are used to improve or extend the functionality of standard VME, VPX, and VXI cards.

VME, VPX, and VXI Products (152 suppliers)

VME, VPX and VXI products are designed for use with a VME, VPX or VXI bus. They include controllers and processors, extenders, switches, bus interfaces and adapters, power interface boards (PBs), and load boards.

VME, VPX, and VXI Switches (14 suppliers)

VME, VPX and VXI switches are used to connect test points or devices to instruments for testing, measuring, or monitoring. They provide a variety of switching and routing functions for test systems based upon the VME, VPX, and VXI standards.
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