It connects to one CI node directly, or to multiple CI nodes using the SC008 Star Coupler.
It consists of two VAXBI cards:
The CIBCI was superseded by the CIBCA-B - VAXBI CI Interface, 3rd generation in 1988
Differences compared to the 1st Generation CI Adapter for the VAXBI VAX Computers
- No more:
- CIPA (CI Port Adapter) Unit
- Extra Power Supply
- Extra Cabinet
- lower power consumption
- less space requirements
- The T1015 and T1025 cards are connected using the 17-01504-01 and 17-01504-02 cables.
- The 17-01473-01 bulkhead cable assembly connects from the VAXI Backplane to the CI connectors
One CIBCA-A FCO:
describes problems with and solutions for the CIBCI.