CompactPCI System Integration – It's all about Teamwork
System integration at Advantech always begins by establishing a close relationship with our customer’s team based on trust and mutual understanding, we create a highly collaborative environment which is essential for the success of complex system level programs to be deployed in mission critical applications.
Our CompactPCI Engineering Team brings together products engineered by our own hardware and software designers with tested ecosystem partner building blocks as well as proprietary customer hardware. We work closely with OEMs to design products using pre-qualified subsystems whenever possible to ensure baseline product interoperability and accelerate the integration process. We then define together the test procedures and harnesses which need to be put into place for the addition of proprietary I/O and non-qualified ecosystem hardware. Any specific needs are identified and statements of work are written to describe all developmental items required to guarantee full functionality and interoperability.
Integrating CompactPCI into Rugged Environments
When you need a reliable product to meet your ruggedized needs, tap into Advantech’s experience in designing and qualifying CompactPCI products for harsh environments. Advantech’s capabilities span from conformal coating, extended temperature component selection and screening to fully ruggedized conduction cooled boards. Our MIC-3395MIL typifies our expertise.
For railway applications that need to comply to EN50155 standards, Advantech makes use of its advanced DQA facilities in order to test and qualify CompactPCI products for extended -40°C to +85°C operaing temperatures ranges with specific BIOS implementations used for reliable cold start.
Advantech DQA - Design Quality Assurance
One of the reasons that industrial OEMs choose the CompactPCI architecture is the ecosystem's dedication to delivering interoperability. At Advantech, testing goes far beyond functional validation and interoperability. Signal integrity, power integrity and reliability are key items to guarantee our designs conform to the PICMG and specific chipsets' specifications. DQA is much more than just meeting the limits. At Advantech, DQA is about maximizing design margin.