MEN Mikro's GX1 is a high-performance and cost-effective PCIe Gen3 switching solution using the CompactPCI Serial backplane. With 16 PCIe 3.0 ports, 64 lanes and 1 GB/s data transfer rates per lane, the GX1 can be used, e.multi-CPUlti CPU applications for high-speed video and image processing, high-performance routing applications and supercomputing.
The GX1 is a high-end switch fabric for the system slot. It supports multi-root and multi-host configuration. While with multi-root up to three CPU boards with their proprietary peripheral cards can be addressed, in the multi-host configuration all end points (CPU and/or peripheral) communicate flexibly with each other.
The application software in the root complex of the switch allows that the ports of the CompactPCI Serial card can be configured individually and therefore be adapted to different backplane designs.
Together with software tools for monitoring and diagnosis the GX1 becomes a reliable and high-capacity switching component for fast and serial point-to-point communication via PCIe 3.0.