The company has expanded its popular line of E-Frame test and development platforms to include a 3U CompactPCI Serial-based system designed for high-speed data processing. The platform features a 9-slot backplane comprised of one system slot and eight peripheral slots, with Ethernet routed as full mesh. It is ideal for developing cPCI Serial-based applications for use in railway, defense, and other mobile and rugged applications. The open, intuitive design of the Type 39 E-Frame chassis enables easy access to boards and components. This facilitates probing and debugging of a system and its components during integrated testing and application development. With verified testing methods completed, system designers can implement final applications more quickly. The front panel features two voltage test points as well as an on/off and reset switch and a 12V LED indicator. An ample, low-cost 300W ATX power supply delivers power to the nine-slot backplane. With a compact structure and convenient carrying handle, the 9-slot 3U cPCI Serial E-Frame system can be used in lab or desktop environments.