11 slot, Gen.3 PCIe backplane
96 lane PCI express 3.0 switch
Support for multiple backplanes for large systems
Supports 8 GB/s full duplex links per slot
The Datapath Express11-G3 backplane provides 11 eight lane PCI Express slots, all implemented as x16 physical connectors.
They can be used with a standard PICMG 1.3 SBC as a stand alone system or in combination with multiple backplanes to provide a PCI Express expansion system for a standard PC.
This backplane uses advanced PCI Express 3.0 switches to create high bandwidth that connects up to 11 PCI express plug in cards into a host system.
The Datapath Express11-G3 uses PCIe Gen.3 switches to provide each slot with up to 8GB/s bi-directional bandwidth.
Using multiple Express11-G3 backplanes configured in a daisy chain expansion mode allows construction of large systems. The Express11-G3 can also be expanded using a star configuration. This configuration enables the construction of very large systems supporting low latency with a high number of slots.
Connecting Multiple Express11-G3 Backplanes - Star Configuration
All x8 PCI Express slots in the master chassis (containing the SBC) are populated with a HLink-G3 card. Each HLink-G3 is then connected to an expansion chassis using an ExCable-G3 and SLink-G3 card. This configuration provides a high number of available PCI Express slots supporting low latency.
Connecting Multiple Express11-G3 Backplanes - Daisy Chain Configuration
Daisy chain the main chassis to a maximum of five expansion chassis providing up to 51 PCI Express expansion slots.
|Max Power (without SBC)||25W|
|Power Requirements||Max current at +3.3V <0.5A
Max current at +12V <0.5A
Max current at +5V <4A
|Form Factor||PICMG1.3 Host SBC interface (x8 PCIe)
11 x PCI Express (x8) expansion slot
|ATX PSU||2 x 24 pin power connectors
2 x 8 pin AUX power connectors
|SATA Ports||2 x ports via PICMG1.3 interface|
|USB Ports||2 x ports via PICMG1.3 interface, USB 2.0|
|Operating Temperature||0 to 35 deg C/ 32 to 95 deg F|
|Storage Temperature||-20 to 70 deg C/ -4 to 158 deg F|
|Relative Humidity||5% to 90% non-condensing|
We are continuously developing the technology used within our product ranges delivering outstanding innovative solutions, therefore the specification may change from time to time.
|Express11-G3||11 slot PCI Express Gen.3 Expansion backplane PCIe 3.0 switch|
Your packing box should contain the following items:
All products are shipped with the latest software available, unless stated otherwise. Special requirements may be organised by contacting our Sales team.
The table below shows all the related products, the PCIe Optical Link, for the Express11-G3 backplane:
|HLink-G3||Host link card Gen.3|
|SLink-G3||Slave link card Gen. 3|
|ExCable-G3||Copper cable Gen.3|