I'm looking for a converter that will allow me to hook up a compact PCI expansion chassis to a PCI based machine. (basically a CPCI board, a PCI board, and a cable to go between the two.)
I figure it may be that simple since CPCI is electrically identical to PCI, just on a different form factor, right?
Anybody know of somebody who makes such a thing?
Also, how would hot-swap capable boards be affected by this? I seem to recall from reading that whenever a hot-swap capable card is inserted, the #ENUM line gets hit and the bus gets enumerated. Would this cause a PCI device to be detected at this point by a windows box (2K for instance), or would hot swap not work right in this situation?
I already tried a Ziatech adapter card designed to allow a 3U CPCI board to plug into a PCI slot, this didn't work for me. I was using it with a 6U card, and it would power up partway but wouldn't come up fully. (I sort of wonder why, since I thought the secondary connector that 6U boards use was just for transition (ie back card) signal use.
Anybody have any ideas?