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MEN Mikro GX1 - 3U CompactPCI® Serial 16-Port PCIe 3.0 Switch

High-Performance and Cost-Effective PCIe Gen3 Switching Solution, 0 to +60°C Operation


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. 



FeaturesPCI Express Switch Features:
• 64-Lanes, 16-Ports
• PCIe 3.x support
• Data rate up to 985 MB/s for each point-to-point serial link (8 Gbit/s per lane)
ConnectionsFront I/O:
• 13 PCI port activity LEDs
• 2 LEDs signaling inactivity
• 1 LED signaling fatal error reported by switch

Rear I/O:
• Four x4 PCI Express ports on CompactPCI Serial rear connector P6
• Two x4 PCI Express ports on CompactPCI Serial rear connector P5
• Four x4 PCI Express ports on CompactPCI Serial rear connector P4
• One x8 PCI Express ports on CompactPCI Serial rear connector P3
• Two x8 PCI Express ports on CompactPCI Serial rear connector P1/P2
• One I2C interface


ExpansionCompliance with CompactPCI® Serial PICMG CPCI-S.0 Specification
Peripheral slot
ElectricalIsolation voltage: 1500 V DC front panel (shield) connections to ground
Supply voltage: +12 V (-5%/+5%)
Power consumption: 28 W typ, 34 W max. (estimated)
MechanicalDimensions: conforming to CompactPCI® Serial specification for 3U boards
Front panel: 4 HP with ejector
Conformal CoatingConformal coating on request
Software3rd party tool from chip manufacturer (PLX SDK)
TemperatureTemperature range (operation):
• 0 to +60°C
• Airflow: min. 1.5 m/s
Temperature range (storage): -40..+85°C
HumidityAccording to EN 60068-2-30
Weighttbd g (w/o heat sink)
VibrationAccording to EN 61373 cat 1 class B
ShockAccording to EN 61373 cat 1, class B
MTBFtbd h @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000)
Safety/CertificationFlammability: UL 94V-0
Electrical Safety: EN 62368-1 (former EN 60950-1)
EMCEN 55022 class B (radiated and conducted emission)
EN 55024 (immunity)
Warranty2 Years

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3U CompactPCI Serial PCI Express Switch, 0..+60°C