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CompactPCI® Serial • mSATA SSD Modules Carrier Board

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CompactPCI® Serial • mSATA SSD Modules Carrier Board

The SD3-GLISS is a peripheral slot card for CompactPCI® Serial systems, equipped with a quad-channel PCI Express® to SATA 6Gbps controller, and four on-board sockets for mSATA solid state drives (SSD). With a capacity available of up to 1TB as of current, mSATA is a popular embedded storage module form factor. The Marvell® SATA 3.0 controller allows RAID or non RAID operation.

The SD3-GLISS fits into any CompactPCI® Serial peripheral slot that is PCIe enabled. For optimum performance a fat pipe slot may be chosen. Hardware RAID operation is supported, running with an enhanced ARM-based processor to offload the host CPU. Thanks to the four mSATA sockets provided on the SD3-GLISS, a JBOD or hardware RAID level 0/1/10 system can be easily configured.


Feature Summary

  • PICMG® CompactPCI® Serial standard (CPCI-S.0)
  • Single size Eurocard 3U 4HP 100x160mm2
  • Suitable for CompactPCI® Serial peripheral slot (PCI Express® enabled)
  • CompactPCI® Serial fat pipe slot (PCIe x 8) or peripheral slot (PCIe x 4) recommended
  • CompactPCI® Serial backplane connector P1 for PCI Express®, single or dual lane link
  • Marvell® PCI Express® 2.0 to SATA III host controller
  • Four SATA 6Gbps interface ports (backward support 3Gbps and 1.5Gbps)
  • Native Command Queuing
  • Hardware RAID 0/1/10
  • On-the-fly AES encryption 128/256-bit
  • AHCI driver support
  • Up to four on-board mSATA SSD modules (must be ordered separately)
  • Half or full size accepted
  • Various brands of mSATA SSDs available (e.g. Intel, Micron, Samsung)
  • Hardware RAID option for dual or triple/quad device configuration
  • Designed & manufactured in Germany
  • ISO 9001 certified quality management system
  • Long term availability
  • Rugged solution (coating, sealing, underfilling on request)
  • RoHS compliant
  • Operation temperature 0°C to +70°C (commercial temperature range)
  • Operation temperature -40°C to +85°C (industrial temperature range) on request
  • Storage temperature -40°C to +85°C
  • Humidity 5% ... 95% RH non condensing
  • Altitude -300m ... +3000m
  • Shock 15g 0.33ms, 6g 6ms
  • Vibration 1g 5-2000Hz
  • MTBF 82.8 years
  • EC Regulations EN55022, EN55024, EN60950-1 (UL60950-1/IEC60950-1)

SD3-GLISS - Simplified Block Diagram

SD3-GLISS - Simplified Block Diagram
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