600-2701 System: Eight Slot PCI Express Expansion System
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600-2701 Datasheet
pdf manual 600-2701 User's Manual


Cyclone Microsystems' PCI Express Expansion System allows system developers to expand one host PCI Express slot to eight additional PCI Express Slots over an x8 (20 Gb/s) cable. This enables the coupling of cost-effective enterprise host PCs with high bandwidth, peer-to-peer capable I/O subsystems.

The PCI Express Expansion System includes a host bus adapter, an expansion cable, and an expansion backplane mounted in an industrial 19-inch chassis. The PCIe-401 is a PCI Express x8 Host Bus Adapter that bridges from the host bus to an x8 expansion cable. A one or three meter cable connects to the PCIe-411 Expansion Backplane. The PCIe-411 provides an additional eight slots for PCI Express I/O and Embedded Computing boards. The eight slots are configured as two x8 (20Gbs/s) Slots, and six x4 (10 Gbs/s) Slots. The PCI Express Expansion Backplane supports a non-blocking switch fabric which features Quality of Service prioritization, end-to-end data integrity, and hot plug support.

The PCIe-411 Expansion Backplane is mounted in the 600-2040 Expansion Chassis, a 19-inch rack mounted chassis that is specifically designed to support the maximum power and cooling loads of eight full-length PCI Express boards.

600-2701 Block Diagram

600-2701 Block Diagram

PCIe-401: PCIe Host Bus to PCE-E Expansion Cable Adapter

  • PCI Express x8 Host Interface
  • PCI Express Bridge to x8 Cable
  • PCI Express Short Card Format
  • Host Processor and Operating Systems Independent

PCIe-411: PCI Express Expansion Backplane

  • x8 Upstream Port
    • PCIe express cable interface from host
    • Up to 10 feet of Cable from Host
    • Uses 12x Infiniband cable to transmit x8 PCIe express Interface and side band signals
  • Eight PCI Express Downstream Ports
    • Two x8 PCIe Express Slots
    • Six x4 PCIe Express Slots using x8 connectors
  • Two 32 Lane PCI Express Switches supporting:
    • Peer-to-Peer Communications
    • Non-Blocking Switch Fabric
    • Data Integrity
    • Quality of Service
  • Hot Plug support for all eight expansion slots
    • Attention Button
    • Attention LED
    • Power LED
    • ATX Form Factor

19 Inch Rack Mount Enclosure

  • 4U Height and 20 Inch Depth
  • Eight PCI Express Downstream Ports
  • Three 5.25 Inch External Drive Bays
  • One 3.5 Inch Internal Drive Bay
  • Locked Drive Bay Door
  • 180 CFM Chassis Cooling
  • 460 Watt Power Supply 100-240 VAc, 47-63 Hz Power Input
  • Regulatory Compliance - UL, CE Safety, FCC Emission
  • PCI Express Expansion Systems PDF Data Sheet

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