High Speed Switched Serial Fabrics Improve System Design, 2nd Edition

Well into a third decade of widespread development, the VMEbus continues as the dominant bus structure for high-performance embedded systems. In an industry characterized by a steady succession of new device offerings with speed and density increases every few months, the VMEbus has retained its leadership position not simply because it was based on a sound electrical and mechanical architecture. Indeed, the major reason for its longevity has been a series of performance and feature enhancements promoted and nurtured by a broad base of VMEbus vendors.