Report Number: CSL-TR-78-165
Institution: Stanford University, Computer Systems Laboratory
Title: Partitioning of digital systems
Author: Mei, K.
Author: vanCleemput, Willem M.
Author: Blount, M.
Author: Hanson, D. L.
Author: Payne, Thomas S.
Author: Savir, Jacob
Author: Scheffer, L. K.
Date: April 1979
Abstract: The aim of this study is to develop concepts and tools for
understanding the influence of partitioning on the life-cycle
cost of a system.
Throughout this study three types of boards will be
considered as examples to illustrate the concepts being
developed. These three board types are being used by the U.S.
Navy for various types of equipment. The types considered
Type 1A: A small PC card with space for up to 8 IC's and a
single 40-pin connector.
Type 2A: A PC card with space for up to 18 IC's and a single
Type 5X: A PC card with space for up to 55 IC's and two
connectors: a 100-pin connector for the back plane connection
and a 30-pin test point connector to be used for diagnostic