As the PICMG standard for 19-inch, high-end systems with passive backplanes, CompactPCI has high requirements as regards robustness, reliability, and performance. CompactPCI platforms are cost optimized, scalable, suitable for harsh environmental conditions, and highly durable. This is why system designers rely on robust, modular, standard-compliant CompactPCI platforms. The PICMG® standards for CompactPCI provide specifications for hard metric connectors. ept’s hm 2.0 connectors are optimally suited for use in CompactPCI applications.