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CompactPCI Serial/Classic backplane bridge

1 August 2019 Computer/Embedded Technology

Available as companion boards, the PCX/SXP-JAM assembly from EKF is a bridging and expansion solution for CompactPCI Serial systems that need to integrate CompactPCI Classic cards. While the SXP-JAM is a CompactPCI Serial board which resides on the outmost peripheral slot of the Serial backplane, the PCX-JAM is configured as system slot card for the CompactPCI Classic backplane.

Both boards are connected together by a mezzanine stacking connector, which is used to forward a PCI Express link from the SXP-JAM to a PCI bridge on the PCX-JAM. Mounted together in a 4HP pitch, the PCX/SXP-JAM boards expand a modern CompactPCI Serial system by up to seven CompactPCI Classic card slots.

When using either two adjacent separate standard CompactPCI Classic and CompactPCI Serial backplanes, or alternatively a custom hybrid backplane, both PCX/SXP-JAM cards will be aligned together in a 4HP pitch (8HP front panel width assembly). The PCX-JAM resides to the left of the SXP-JAM, requiring the systems slots of both backplane segments to be right-aligned.

In addition to the 32-bit, 33/66 MHz PCI bridge, the PCX-JAM is provided with three RJ45 gigabit Ethernet jacks for industrial networking, and three USB 3.0 Type-A receptacles. Furthermore, the SXP-JAM can accommodate a SATA SSD module, size M.2 up to 22110.

For more information contact Rugged Interconnect Technologies, +27 21 975 8894, sales@ri-tech.co.za



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