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Installing a Backplane kit can be Useful

Backplane kit is a group of electrical connectors that are connected in parallel to each other. A computer bus is formed by their connection because each pin of a connector is connected to the same pin of the other connector. A complete computer system is built up in this way as several printed circuit boards are connected together to form a backbone of the network. Generally, PCBs are used by backplanes, but in minicomputers and other high-end applications, wire wrapped backplanes have also been used. Earlier systems like the Altair 8800 used backplane for expansion card and processor. Storage elements and onboard processing is generally the best in a backplane and that differentiates it from a motherboard. It uses plug-in cards to process and store information. Compared to cables, backplane is more reliable and therefore these are usually preferred. In the cabled system, cables need to be flexed during adding or removing a card and ultimately it can cause mechanical failures.

Active and passive backplane – Before one decides to buy backplane kit online, it is important to understand the difference between active and passive backplane. There is no active bus driving circuitry in a passive backplane. Daughter card has the needed arbitration logic. Active backplanes have chips that buffer different signals going into the slots. Making differentiation between them may not be very easy, but then if it is desired not to have any single point of failure (SPOF), then this may be needed. Active backplanes are complicated and may offer a non-zero malfunctioning risk.

Backplanes compared to a motherboard – A backplane kit online can easily function as a motherboard when it is plugged in with a system host board (SHB) or single board computer (SBC) delivering memory, processing capacity, plug-in card slot and the needed I/O. However, there are limitations to what can be exactly made and motherboard functionality can still remain unique. However, it can always work in that case where the motherboard is not available at the time.

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