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SX2-SLIDE

Most computer systems are based on the PCI Express® standard as a high speed backbone for interconnection of peripheral components with a host CPU. Typically all PCI Express® based devices are located closely in a common enclosure.

The PCI-SIG PCI Express® External Cabling Specification addresses extended applications, such as split-systems or I/O expansion by means of a suitable copper cable, available e.g. for a x4 PCI Express® link, up to 7m length. When used with an AOC (Active Optical Cable), distances of up to 300m can be bridged between host and target systems. The SX2-SLIDE is a CompactPCI® Serial host adapter card for PCIe x 4 external cabling. The board is provided with two PCIex4 front panel connectors, for attachment of one ore two remote target systems via PCI Express® x 4 links. The SX2-SLIDE has been designed for operation in a CompactPCI® Serial fat pipe slot (PCIe x 8), but will also work in standard peripheral slot (PCIe x 4 preferred). The on-board PCIe packet switch splits the upstream link (x 8 or x 4) into two equal downstream links (x 4), each delivering up to 20GT/s to an associated target system. Dual clocking is provided on the SX2-SLIDE, which allows usage of CFC cables (such as AOC) in a SSC host system.

The SX2-SLIDE allows to control a remote PCI Express® based target (downstream) system by a CompactPCI® Serial host CPU via PCI Express® external cabling. The target system may be any PCI Express® based hardware with an external cabling adapter, not necessarily a CompactPCI® Serial system. By means of the SX2-SLIDE, a CompactPCI® Serial system backplane, with respect to its PCI Express® resources, can be virtually extended. Hence, PCI Express® based devices in a remote target system can be controlled by the CompactPCI® Serial host system CPU in an identical manner as its local resources.

SX9-HOWL

Most computer systems are based on the PCI Express® standard as a high speed backbone for interconnection of peripheral components with a host CPU. Typically all PCI Express® based devices are located closely in a common enclosure.
The PCI-SIG PCI Express® External Cabling Specification addresses extended applications, such as split-systems or I/O expansion by means of a suitable copper cable, available e.g. for a x4 PCI Express® link, up to 7m length. When used with an AOC (Active Optical Cable), distances of up to 300m can be bridged between host and target systems.
The SX9-HOWL is a target system adapter card for PCIe x4 external cabling. The SX9-HOWL fits into the backplane system slot of a CompactPCI® Serial target system. Two on-board packet switches are used to replicate eight PCI Express® links across a CompactPCI® Serial backplane. Thus, up to eight PCIe based CompactPCI® Serial peripheral slot cards in a target system can be controlled by a remote host system CPU, with a maximum transfer rate of 20GT/s.
As an option, the SX9-HOWL is available with additional front panel I/O (2 x RJ45 GbE, 2 x USB 3.0).

The SX9-HOWL allows to control a CompactPCI® Serial target (downstream) system by a remote host CPU via PCI Express® external cabling. The host (upstream) system may be any computer with a PCI Express® external cabling adapter, not necessarily a CompactPCI® Serial system.
Being mainly a powerful PCI Express® packet switch, the SX9-HOWL is organized similar to a CompactPCI® Serial system slot controller card, however restricted to the PCI Express® resources of the CompactPCI® Serial backplane.
The SX9-HOWL is linked to the host system by a PCI Express® x4 front panel cabling connector (upstream), and delivers eight PCI Express® links to its backplane connectors (downstream), for up to eight CompactPCI® Serial peripheral cards in a target system. Three links/slots on the CompactPCI® Serial backplane are organized as x4, the other are single lane connections.
Hence, PCI Express® based devices in the target system can be controlled by the remote host system CPU in an identical manner as its local resources.

SXS-STRING

Most computer systems are based on the PCI Express® standard as a high speed backbone for interconnection of peripheral components with a host CPU. Typically all PCI Express® based devices are located closely in a common enclosure.
The PCI-SIG PCI Express® External Cabling Specification addresses extended applications, such as split-systems or I/O expansion by means of a suitable copper cable, available e.g. for a x4 PCI Express® link, up to 7m length. When used with an AOC (Active Optical Cable), distances of up to 300m can be bridged between host and target systems.
The SXS-STRING is a target system adapter card for PCIe x4 external cabling. The board fits into the system slot of a CompactPCI® Serial backplane. Two on-board quad-port SATA 6G RAID controllers are used to distribute eight SATA channels across a CompactPCI® Serial backplane. Thus, up to eight SATA based CompactPCI® Serial peripheral slot cards in a target system can be controlled by a remote host system CPU, with a maximum PCI Express® transfer rate of 20GT/s. The SXS-STRING serves as a high performance SATA controller, suitable e.g. for configuring industrial storage systems.

The SXS-STRING allows to control a CompactPCI® Serial target (downstream) system by a remote host CPU via PCI Express® external cabling. The host (upstream) system may be any computer with a PCI Express® external cabling adapter, not necessarily a CompactPCI® Serial system.
The SXS-STRING must be inserted into the system slot of the CompactPCI® Serial target system. Being mainly a powerful SATA controller, the SXS-STRING is organized similar to a CompactPCI® Serial system slot controller card, however restricted to the SATA resources of the CompactPCI® Serial backplane.
The SXS-STRING is connected to the host system by a PCI Express® x4 front panel cabling connector. An on-board PCI Express® packet switch establishes dedicated PCIe links for two attached SATA controllers. Eight SATA channels in total are available via the relevant backplane connectors P1/P3, sufficient for up to eight SATA based CompactPCI® Serial peripheral cards in a target system. Since the SXS-STRING is equipped with two quad port SATA 6G controllers, the SATA devices of the CompactPCI® Serial target system are organized as 2 x 4 drives. Each controller can be individually configured for RAID level 0/1/10, or non-RAID operation.