EISA question

From: Russ Blakeman <rhblake_at_bbtel.com>
Date: Sun Jul 12 02:38:18 1998

R. Stricklin (kjaeros) wrote:

> On Sun, 12 Jul 1998, Russ Blakeman wrote:
> > Am I nuts or is it possible to use 8 and 16 bit ISA cards in an EISA
> > slot?
> EISA is a very cool bus (and is almost on topic, being ratified as a
> standard in early 1989, to combat MCA). It is 100% backward compatible
> with ISA.
> There are standoffs at the bottom of the EISA card connectors so that ISA
> cards won't make electrical contact with the EISA part of the socket. EISA
> cards are slotted so as to fit all the way down in.

Thanks very much Red. I saw the standoffs which made it look strange so I
figured I'd better ask just to be sure. I wasn't aware that the standoffs keep
the card at a certain depth though, guess you learn something new everyday.
Cool? I imagine, and this big puppy case is also a neat looking item that I'm
going to put in as a server with all sorts of expectations.

Appreciate the info thanks again.

 Russ Blakeman
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