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PCI Express card adaptor

15 August 2018 Computer/Embedded Technology

The SA4-Country from EKF is a peripheral slot board for PICMG CompactPCI Serial systems and acts as a carrier for a low-profile PCI Express (PCIe) card. It is provided with a PCI Express x8 connector (option x4, x1) and accommodates a PCIe card with maximum dimensions of up to 176 mm (length) x 68,9 mm (height). Covered by a metallic shell, the PCI Express card protrudes slightly from the front panel, for optimum board space utilisation.

The SA4-Country is equipped with the backplane connectors P1/P2 for support of up to eight PCI Express lanes when inserted into a CompactPCI Serial fat pipe slot. For the x1 or x4 options, only P1 is required. For optimum signal integrity, PCI Express Gen3 redrivers are provided on-board, and also a clock buffer.

As an option, a 50 mm axial fan can be mounted on the card adaptor’s bottom side, for forced airflow when necessitated by a demanding PCIe card.



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