A history of service: CompactPCI in the defense market
CompactPCI has been reporting for duty since 1995, and the veteran is still going strong.
Ratified in 1995, CompactPCI (CPCI) was initially intended for industrial settings, but its rugged architecture, low power consumption, and backplane I/O found it a home in the defense industry. Thoughts on almost two decades worth of service and a calibration of CPCI's current and future prospects in the military market are offered by defense technology experts Richard Kirk and Michael Slonosky.
** This article appeared in the December 2012 edition of CompactPCI AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA Systems .