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Specifications The bus protocol to extend and the form factor of the extender. Only one protocol can be extended. Devices that extend more than one protocol are considered to be adapters.
   Form Factor      The housing determines the supporting technology.
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   Cable       The bus extender is either a simple cable that connects one bus to another, or is a device that connects two cables. 
   Board-level Unit       The bus extender is a card or blade added to a chassis, which allows the system to function. 
   Rack Mount       The bus extender is designed for mounting in a telecommunications rack. 
   Stand-alone Unit       The bus extender does not need to be mounted and comes equipped with interfaces and an independent power supply. 
   Other       Other unlisted, unspecified or proprietary form factors. 
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   Connective Technology      The bus protocols are conventions from IEEE or other industry standards for transmitting data and address buses.
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   IDE / EIDE       Integrated drive electronics (IDE) is a standard electronic interface used between a computer motherboard's data paths or bus and the computer's disk storage devices. The IDE interface is based on the IBM PC Industry Standard Architecture (ISA) 16-bit bus standard, but it is also used in computers that use other bus standards. American National Standards Institute (ANSI) adopted IDE as a standard in November 1990. The ANSI name for IDE is Advanced Technology Attachment (ATA). The IDE (ATA) standard is one of several related standards maintained by the T10 Committee. In addition to ATA, IDE is often referred to as Fast ATA, Fast ID, ATA-2, ATA-3 or Ultra ATA. 
   GPIB / HPIB       General purpose interface bus (GPIB) is designed to connect computers, peripherals and laboratory instruments so that data and control information can pass between them. It is also known as IEEE 488 or HPIB, and is electrically equivalent to IEC 625 bus. 
   IEEE 1394 (FireWire®)       A companion bus to the USB bus. It is a very high-speed serial bus (400 Megabit - 1 Gigabit). This bus is designed to replace all external high-speed peripheral connections to Personal Computers, including hard disks, CD-ROMs, DVDs, graphics cards, high-speed scanners, direct Video, monitors, and so on. Also referred to as high performance serial bus (HPSB) and FireWire®.  FireWire is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. 
   InfiniBandTM       InfiniBand™ (IB) architecture is an interconnect technology that creates a centralized I/O fabric allowing for greater server performance, design density, reliability and performance scalability. InfiniBand technology is based upon a channel-based switched fabric point-to-point architecture. InfiniBand is a trademark of the InfiniBand® Trade Association. 
   ISA / EISA       Industry Standard Architecture (ISA) is a standard for I/O buses that was set back in 1984 when IBM was the standard. The ISA bus can handle 16-bit data transfers at a clock speed of 8 MHz. It is also capable of handling memory under 16 MB. EISA, or Extended ISA, is an improvement over the ISA bus. It runs at 8 MHz, is capable of 32-bit data transfer, and can access all memory in the system. 
   PCI       Peripheral component interconnect (PCI) is a local bus system designed for high-end computer systems.  It transfers 32 or 64 bits of data at a clock speed of 33 MHz. The PCI bus supports 3 to 5 critical peripherals, which are either integrated directly onto the motherboard or added via expansion cards. The PCI bus fully supports cards developed for standard I/O buses. 
   PCI Express       PCI-Express is designed to fit common system architectures allowing for greater speed and independence. This lends to increased bandwidth and scalability. PCI Express offers 4GB/s of peak bandwidth per direction for a x16 link and 8 GB/s concurrent bandwidth. This is also referred to as third-generation input/output (3GIO). 
   PCI-X       Short for PCI extended, an enhanced PCI bus. PCI-X is backward compatible with existing PCI cards. It improves upon the speed of PCI from 133 MBps to as much as 1 GBps. PCI-X was designed jointly by IBM, HP and Compaq to increase performance of high bandwidth devices, such as Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel, and processors that are part of a cluster. Recent versions include PCI-X 66, PCI-X 133, PCI-X 266 and PCI-X 533. 
   cPCI (Compact PCI)/ PXI       This is a high performance industrial bus that uses the electrical standards of the PCI bus packaged in a Eurocard. The specifications of the CompactPCI bus were developed and maintained by the PCI Industrial Computers Manufacturers Group (PICMG). It is used extensively in systems that require high speed transfer of data, such as data communication routers and switches, real-time machine control, real-time data acquisition, military systems, etc.   
   PCMCIA / CardBus       PCMCIA devices (PC cards) are credit-card-sized peripherals predominantly used in laptop computers. The PCMCIA adapter takes the place of a COM port on a standard bus. The card is plugged into a 68-pin host socket that is connected either to the motherboard or an expansion bus. An adapter then translates the PCMCIA signals into signals usable by the computer's bus. 
   SCSI       Small computer systems interface (SCSI) is an intelligent I/O parallel peripheral bus with a standard, device-independent protocol that allows many peripheral devices to be connected to the SCSI port. A single SCSI bus can drive up to eight devices or units: the host adapter or controller, and seven other devices. Each device is assigned a different SCSI ID, ranging from 0 to 7.  SCSI formats include SCSI-1, SCSI-2, Wide SCSI, Fast SCSI, Fast Wide SCSI, Ultra SCSI, SCSI-3, and Ultra2 SCSI or Wide Ultra2 SCSI. 
   SAS       Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) also SATA. 
   VME       VersaModule Eurocard (VME) is a 32-bit bus used in industrial, commercial and military applications. VME64 is an expanded version that provides 64-bit data transfer and addressing. Also IEEE 1014-1987. 
   VSB       VME Subsystem Bus (VSB) is an auxiliary bus used with a primary 32-bit bus called a VersaModule Eurocard (VME), made for commercial, industrial, and military uses. VSB helps speed transfers between devices. 
   VXI       VME eXtensions for Instrumentation (VXI) was developed by Motorola with others, in the late 1970s. It is a standard for many electronic platforms that defines electrical and mechanical backplane characteristics. 
   Other       Other unlisted, specialized or proprietary connective technologies. 
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