Accession Number : ADA132338

Title :   Microbus.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS DIV HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s) : Brick,Donald B

PDF Url : ADA132338

Report Date : Jul 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Microbus is a technique designed to offer the advantages of Standard Electronic Modules (SEMs) without the disadvantages or shortcomings vis-a-vis Air Force objectives. The Air Force desires the logistics supportability standardization advantages of SEMs without the constraints of fixed function and suppression of the capability to evolve technologically, i.e. to maintain form and fit and relax the constraint on function. Microbus offers a way to accomplish this in modern circuitry using bus structures to replace back planes or wiring harnesses and in fact proposes to extend the buses on to the PC boards, subboards or daughter boards and even on to IC chips. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Bus conductors, *Circuit interconnections, *Printed circuit boards, *Integrated circuits, Computer aided design, Standardization, Maintainability, Reliability, Modules(Electronics), Logistics support, Air Force, Functions, Structures

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE