PCIe and PXIe are both open-standards for expansion and I/O cards, both enabling the end user of the system to configure the desired I/O to suit their needs. The problem is that the two cards are not space-compatible, requiring systems manufacturers to create two separate product to address both markets. This article discloses a modular design that can accept either a PCIe or PXI/PCIe card carrier, thus allowing the main chassis and compute solution to be common for both versions. This example is a compact, 2U tall, industrial compute platform.

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