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'''Eurocard''' is a European standard format for PCB cards, which can be plugged together into a standardized subrack. The subrack consists of a series of slotted card guides on the top and bottom, into which the cards are slid so they stand on end, like books on a shelf. At the "back" of each card is one or more connectors, which plug into mating connectors on a [[backplane]] in the rear of the subrack.  
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'''Eurocard''' is a European standard format for [[PCB]]s, which can be plugged together into a standardized subrack. The subrack consists of a series of slotted card guides on the top and bottom, into which the cards are slid so they stand on end, like books on a shelf. At the "back" of each card is one or more connectors, which plug into mating connectors on a [[backplane]] in the rear of the subrack.<ref name="wie">[http://www.peakservo.com/products/what-is-a-eurocard/ What is a Eurocard?]</ref>
  
The Eurocard standard is also the basis of the [[Eurorack]] format for modular synthesizers, popularized by [[Doepfer]] and other manufacturers.
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The format does not define specific connectors to be used nor the signals that are assigned to connector contacts.<ref name="wie"/>
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The format is in widespread use in many industries,<ref name="wie"/> and is also the basis of the [[Eurorack]] format for modular synthesizers, popularized by [[Doepfer]] and other manufacturers.
  
 
==Dimensions==
 
==Dimensions==
The Eurocard height starts at 3U, i.e. 100 millimetres (3.937 in) and increments by 5.25 inches (133.350 mm) increments. This arrangement allows two 3U Eurocards to be supported properly next to a 6U high (233.35 millimetres (9.187 in)) Eurocard. The 33.35 millimetres (1.313 in) space is required for the card guide structure that would be between the two 3U high cards.
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The Eurocard height is specified in U (for [[19-inch rack|rack unit]]), with 1 U being 1.75 inches. In practice heights are commonly 3U or 6U.<ref name="wie"/>
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Eurocards come in depths that start at 100mm and then increase in 60mm increments. The 160 millimetres depth is the most common today, followed by 220mm. However standard hardware is available to accommodate depths from 100mm to 400mm.<ref name="wie"/>
  
Eurocards come in depths that start at 100 millimetres (3.937 in) and then increase in 60 millimetres (2.362 in) increments. The 160 millimetres (6.299 in) depth is the most common today, however standard hardware is available to accommodate depths of 100 millimetres (3.937 in), 160 millimetres (6.299 in), 220 millimetres (8.661 in), 280 millimetres (11.024 in), 340 millimetres (13.386 in), and 400 millimetres (15.748 in).
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A single size eurocard is 100mm x 160mm (3U) and double size eurocard is 233.35mm x 160mm (6U).<ref name="wie"/> The extra 33.35mm allows two 3U Eurocards to be supported properly next to one 6U high, with the width taken up by a card guide between the two 3U cards.
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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==References==
 
==References==
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurocard_(printed_circuit_board) Eurocard] article on Wikipedia
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurocard_(printed_circuit_board) Eurocard] article on Wikipedia
  
 
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Revision as of 12:16, 5 July 2014

Eurocard is a European standard format for PCBs, which can be plugged together into a standardized subrack. The subrack consists of a series of slotted card guides on the top and bottom, into which the cards are slid so they stand on end, like books on a shelf. At the "back" of each card is one or more connectors, which plug into mating connectors on a backplane in the rear of the subrack.[1]

The format does not define specific connectors to be used nor the signals that are assigned to connector contacts.[1]

The format is in widespread use in many industries,[1] and is also the basis of the Eurorack format for modular synthesizers, popularized by Doepfer and other manufacturers.

Dimensions

The Eurocard height is specified in U (for rack unit), with 1 U being 1.75 inches. In practice heights are commonly 3U or 6U.[1]

Eurocards come in depths that start at 100mm and then increase in 60mm increments. The 160 millimetres depth is the most common today, followed by 220mm. However standard hardware is available to accommodate depths from 100mm to 400mm.[1]

A single size eurocard is 100mm x 160mm (3U) and double size eurocard is 233.35mm x 160mm (6U).[1] The extra 33.35mm allows two 3U Eurocards to be supported properly next to one 6U high, with the width taken up by a card guide between the two 3U cards.

See also

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References