This standard was last reviewed and confirmed in 2018. Therefore this version remains current.
The VMEbus specification defines an interfacing system used to interconnect microprocessors, data storage, and peripheral control devices in a closely coupled hardware configuration. The system has been conceived with the following objectives:
a) to allow communication between devices on the VMEbus without disturbing the internal activities of other devices interfaced to the VMEbus;
b) to specify the electrical and mechanical system characteristics required to design devices that will reliably and unambiguously communicate with other devices interfaced to the VMEbus;
c) to specify protocols that precisely define the interaction between the VMEbus and devices interfaced to it;
d) to provide terminology and definitions that describe the system protocol;
e) to allow a broad range of design latitude so that the designer can optimize cost and/or performance without affecting system compatibility;
f) to provide a system where performance is primarily device limited, rather than system interface limited.
Status : PublishedPublication date : 2001-12
Edition : 1Number of pages : 262
Technical Committee:Interconnection of information technology equipment
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