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CompactPCI® Serial • Dual M.2 PCIe/NVMe SSD Carrier Board

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CompactPCI® Serial • Dual M.2 PCIe x4 (NVMe) SSD Module Carrier Board

The SE2-MOOD is a peripheral slot card for CompactPCI® Serial systems, equipped with three M.2 sockets for SSD (Solid-State Drive) modules.

Two of the M.2 sockets are suitable for NVMe type SSD modules, with a PCIe x4 Gen3 interface for superior data transfer rates. When used as main mass storage devices in a system, the NVMe SSDs can speed up the overall system performance dramatically.

The third (optional) M.2 connector can accommodate a classic AHCI SATA style SSD, used e.g. as backup drive or legacy systems boot device.

With respect to the NVMe sockets, the SE2-MOOD is suitable for all NGFF SSD module sizes defined by the M.2 specification up to the 22110 form factor (SATA socket max. 2280). In order to avoid mix-up, the M.2 sockets are mechanically coded. The NVMe module sockets are provided with an M-key, and the SATA module connector features a B-key, according to the PCI Express® M.2 Specification (PCI-SIG).

For optimum NVMe SSD module performance, a PCI Express® x8 enabled backplane slot would be required (CompactPCI® Serial fat pipe slot). In addition, SATA backplane support is needed for the SATA SSD module.


Feature Summary

  • General
    • PICMG® CompactPCI® Serial standard (CPCI-S.0)
    • Single size Eurocard 3U 4HP 100x160mm2
    • Suitable for CompactPCI® Serial peripheral slot (PCI Express® & SATA enabled)
    • CompactPCI® Serial fat pipe slot PCIe x8 or at least peripheral slot PCIe x4 recommended
    • CompactPCI® Serial backplane connectors P1 & P2 for PCI Express® x8 and SATA
  • M.2 NVMe
    • Designed according to PCI-SIG® PCI Express® M.2 Specification (aka NGFF)
    • Dual M.2 NVMe SSD module sockets (M-key) pin-out according to 'Socket 3 PCIe x4 SSD'
    • M.2 NVMe module size 22110, 2280, 2260, 2242, 2230, 4.2H (accepts double-sided modules)
    • On-board PCI Express® Gen3 (8GTps) packet switch 3 ports 16 lanes for maximum NVMe performance via both M.2 NVMe module sockets simultaneously
    • Maximum performance with backplane slot PCIe x8 Gen2/3
    • Primarily for NVMe protocol based M.2 SSD modules
    • Suitable also for OEM legacy AHCI protocol based M.2 modules (PCIe SATA controller)
    • 2TB NVMe modules available as of current for a total of 4TB
    • Individual drive configuration or soft RAID operation
    • Boot capability requires NVMe enabled BIOS for NVMe protocol modules
    • Recommended usage as high speed mass storage for demanding applications
  • M.2 SATA (Option)
    • M.2 SATA SSD module socket (B-key) pin-out according to 'Socket 2 SATA SSD'
    • M.2 SATA module size 2280, 2260, 2242, 2230, 4.2H (accepts double-sided module)
    • Requires SATA enabled backplane slot
    • SATA 6G redriver circuit on-board for optimum signal integrity
    • Recommended for additional medium speed mass storage and backup
  • Front Panel IO (Option)
    • Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) - requires GbE enabled backplane slot (passed through from P6)
    • USB 3.0 (Type-A) - requires USB enabled backplane slot (passed trough from P1)
  • Environmental & Regulatory
    • Designed & manufactured in Germany
    • Certified quality management according to ISO 9001
    • 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 157.5 years
    • EC Regulations EN55022, EN55024, EN60950-1 (UL60950-1/IEC60950-1)

SE2-MOOD - Simplified Block Diagram

SE2-MOOD - Simplified Block Diagram
Ordering Information
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SE2-MOOD w. Front Panel I/O (Option)

SE2-MOOD w. Front Panel I/O (Option)
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