CompactPCI Load Board

The load board enables users to validate the thermal characteristics of their system before all PCBs are designed. In past projects, system designers have often underestimated the need for heat dissipation. This miscalculation of the cooling system can cause costly problems, such as a missed product launch. Pixus offers a simple system that will enable you to validate cooling dynamics of your particular system before it is built.


The NCPCI-EXT64 is a passive 64 bit CompactPCI extender board intended for use with CompactPCI boards for testing and debug purposes.

3U/6U cPCI Test Adapter

– Measurement and testing of CompactPCI assemblies in the 3U or 6U Eurocard format is greatly facilitated by the use of these test adapters
– Optimal access to the test boards is guaranteed because the adapter has plug-in connection on 3 sides
– Test boards are securely held by the front and lateral guides
– The modern BRIDGE design permits up to 3 CompactPCI cards and one standard PCI card to be inserted in one CompactPCI slot
– This allows system developers to implement a large number of tests with little effort while having access to the large number of PCI boards available worldwide
– Test adapter can be easily used even in systems with longer CPCI cards (up to 220 mm)
– Complete Windows support provided by this product facilitates fast system integration
– Additional drivers are not needed
– PCI devices are detected by a standard PCI BIOS with BIOS extension
– Controlled impedance layout design guarantees optimal reliability

– Further advantages of the adapters are:
– 32-bit bridge with INTEL 21152 (33 MHz), 3U
– 64-bit bridge with INTEL 21154AC (33MHz), 6U
– 4HP (.8″) installation width, 3U/6U
– Full plug-and-play support
– Automatic voltage adaptation to 3.3V/5V backplane V(I/O)
– Secondary V(I/O) adjustable by means of jumper
– Supply voltage for bridge operation of 5V (single) from backplane
– LED indicators for all secondary voltages
– All operating voltages can be separated for current consumption measurement
– Simple adaptation to different interrupt tables by means of jumpers
– JTAG support
– Geographic addresses can be individually set for each slot, 6U
– All 315 I/O signals can be individually seperated with jumpers, 6U
– High-resistance switching of PCI bus signals via the bridge
– EMC-compliant design
– 8 GND test points facilitate measurement on the test bards
– Guided insertion of test boards from 3 sides
– Specifications, PCI V2.1, PICMG 2.0 R2.1 and R3.0

Order numbers:
3610000600, 3U
3660000100, 6U