Active backplane offers simple method for adding multiple PCI and ISA cards to your legacy system. There are several version of backplane available depends on the type of computer chassis you have. The most common backplanes are 8 slots passive backplane and 14 slots passive / active backplane. Please check with your chassis manufacture to ensure their chassis supports proper mounting for passive or active backplane boards.
The key difference between passive backplane and active backplane is the number of PCI or PCI express slots on the backplane. For most of the standard passive backplane, the maximum number of PCI slot is 4. These 4 PCI slots are controlled by the onboard PCI chipset on the SBC Card. If you need more than 4 slots of PCI bus, your backplane board needs to have a PCI bridging chipset to expand the number of PCI slot on the backplane. Any backplane board comes with bridging chipset is consider as active backplane board.
You will need to use ATX style of power supply that offers 20 Pins or 24 pins connector. Since the backplane does not provide +5VSB standby power directly to the SBC card, you will need to install a special power on cable that provides the 5V standby power and Power On single. Check with your SBC board manufacture regarding to the special power on cable for your SBC card.
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|ISA 8 bit and 16 bit, 32 bit PCI 5V.|
|ATX 20 Pin, AT P8 and P9|
|Limited 1 year warranty|