CompactPCI (CPCI) was introduced around 1995, with the aim of providing a modular approach to building embedded systems. CompactPCI is a versatile form factor and is suitable for use in a wide range of industries including: industrial, defense, test, transportation and telecommunications. Applications using these boards have achieved long life-cycles, the modularity enabling technology transitions when required.
The CompactPCI specification is owned by the PICMG standards body, cards use metric connectors with a 2-milimeter pin spacing and have either 32-bit and 64-bit PCI bus signals for primary communication.
Concurrent Technologies plc (LON:CNC) designs a range of high performance Intel® processor boards, switches, networking, storage and software products for use in embedded computing solutions.