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SX6-FIREWORKS

CompactPCI® Serial • PCI Express® Optical Cabling

Host Side Adapter • Dual PCIe® Gen3 x8 • MPO/MTP Connectors

SX6-FIREWORKS

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CompactPCI® Serial



SX6-FIREWORKS

CompactPCI® Serial • PCI Express® Optical Cabling

Host Side Adapter • Dual PCIe® Gen3 x8 • MPO/MTP Connectors


Most computer systems are based on the PCI Express® standard as a high speed backbone for interconnection of peripheral components with a host CPU. However, sometimes not all PCI Express® based devices are located closely in a common enclosure, and therefore need external cabling for merging distributed subsystems virtually into a single PCI Express® based computer assembly.

With the SX6-FIREWORKS host adapter for CompactPCI® Serial systems, EKF provides a dual port optical fiber cabling solution, which enables Gen3 PCIe® links up to 100m, delivering up to 64Gbps to an associated target system.


The SX6-FIREWORKS is equipped with two MPO/MTP front panel adapters, for attachment of up to two remote (target) systems by PCI Express® Gen3 x8 or x4 links, via 24- or 12-fiber optical patch cables. Samtec FireFly™ PCIe®-over-fiber transceivers provide high performance signal quality with BER better than 1E-12.

Compared to other cabling solutions e.g. 40Gbps Ethernet, a PCI Express® Gen3 x8 link offers higher data transfer rates at lower latency. The SX6-FIREWORKS has been designed for operation in a CompactPCI® Serial fat pipe slot (PCIe® x8) for optimum performance.



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Feature Summary

General
  • PCI Express® external optical cabling host side adapter, two cabling ports
  • PICMG® CompactPCI® Serial (CPCI-S.0) fat pipe peripheral slot x8 recommended
  • Form factor single size Eurocard (board dimensions 100x160mm2)
  • Mounting height 3U
  • CompactPCI® Serial backplane connectors P1, P2 PCI Express® Gen3 x8
  • Gen3 PCI Express® 24-lanes packet switch on-board

Cabling
  • Optical PCIe® Gen3 cabling up to 100m with female/female MTP/MPO patch cable
  • 24-Fiber patch cable for PCIe® x8 link
  • 12-Fiber patch cable for PCIe® x4 link
  • Compliant Specifications: TIA-604-5-D (FOCIS 5), TIA-568-C.3, IEC-61754-7-1
  • On-board Samtec FireFly™ PCUO-G3 optical transceivers, socketed
  • Two cabling ports PCIe® Gen3 x8 or x4, MTP/MPO front panel bulkhead adapters
  • Two target systems or devices can be attached simultaneously
  • Suitable for remote target systems to be controlled by the CompactPCI® Serial host
  • Connects to any target system or target device with PCI Express® optical cabling interface equipped w. Samtec FireFly™ PCUO transceivers

Applications
  • For lowest latency at fastest speed connected systems
  • Distributed computing - host to target system hierarchy
  • Option peer to peer computing - special TCP/IP stack (Dolphin) available
  • Split-systems, hybrid systems, or system expansion applications
  • Direct host to target device connection (e.g. SSD mass storage system)
  • Mating target controller board available for CompactPCI® Serial (SXD-FIREWORKS)

Environmental & Regulatory
  • Designed & manufactured in Germany
  • ISO 9001 certified quality management
  • Long term availability
  • Rugged solution
  • Coating, sealing, underfilling on request
  • Lifetime application support
  • RoHS compliant
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C to +70°C (commercial temperature range)
  • Option industrial temperature range -40°C to +85°C w. Samtec™ PTUO transceivers
  • Storage Temperature: -40°C to +85°C, max. Gradient 5°C/min
  • Humidity 5% ... 95% RH non Condensing
  • Altitude -300m ... +3000m
  • Shock 15g 0.33ms, 6g 6ms
  • Vibration 1g 5-2000Hz
  • MTBF tbd years
  • EC Regulatory EN55022, EN55024, EN60950-1 (UL60950-1/IEC60950-1)
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SX6-FIREWORKS • Simplified Block Diagram

SX6-FIREWORKS • Simplified Block Diagram

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