PXIe-XMC x8 Lane Adapter

Adapts PCIe XMC to PXI Express with P16 High Speed Communication Ports and Digital IO

Overview

The PXI Express to XMC module adapter allows a standard 75 x 150mm PCIe XMC module to be used in a PXI Express slot.

The XMC module must be VITA 42.3-compatible and may support up to eight PCI Express lanes.

Key Features

Adapt XMC to PXI Express

Option for front panel QSFP

Up to 8 lanes PCIe Gen3

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Features

  • Adapt one XMC PCI Express VITA 42.3 module to a PXI Express slot
  • Supports up to 8 lanes, PCIe gen3
  • Transparent Operation
  • Eight high-speed gigabit transceiver (GTH) lanes from XMC P16 exposed via dual, frontpanel QSFP connectors and 8 differential DIO pairs routed from P16 to a high-speed, frontpanel Samtec connector

OR

  • Eight high-speed gigabit transceiver (GTH) lanes from XMC P16 exposed via dual, frontpanel MINI SAS HD connectors and 16 differential DIO pairs routed from P16 to a high-speed, front-panel Samtec connector
  • IEEE 1384 XMC mechanicals
  • >50W power provided to the module
  • Robust end bracket
  • Dedicated fan provides 19 CFM air flow
  • Consumes two contiguous PXIe slots
  • Supports newest Innovative XMC cards which provide 5 GHz analog I/O & use of the Kintex XCKU060/XCKU085 Ultrascale FPGA

Applications

  • Add XMC modules to standard PXIe hostsystems
  • System expansion using high speed serial links

The adapter is completely transparent to PCI Express. All PCIe bus signals from the PXI Express host bus are connected directly to the XMC module (the PCIe clock is rebiased). The PXIe adapter can be utilized with XMC cards including our newest generation models which provide 5 GHz analog I/O and use the Kintex XCKU060/XCKU085 Ultrascale FPGA.

Two front panel configurations are available for XMC GTH transceivers and general purpose DIO:

QSFP option: Eight GTH transceivers from the XMC P16 connector are routed to two front-panel QSFP connectors to provide inter-FPGA communications at 10 GB/s. The connectors provide a simple way to “patch-panel” communications links between cards. Six DIO lines are routed from the XMC P16 connector to each QSFP control interface, and eight differential DIO pairs are routed to a separate high speed Samtec connector.

MINI SAS HD option: Eight GTH transceivers from the XMC P16 connector are routed to two front-panel MINI SAS HD connectors to provide inter-FPGA communications at 10 GB/s. The connectors provide a simple way to “patch-panel” communications links between cards. Sixteen differential DIO pairs are routed to a separate high speed Samtec connector.

Special support for trigger and timing inputs to XMC modules is provided through their front-panel SMA/SMMC connectors or PXIe backplane differential signals.

Convection cooling via a dedicated fan, provides cooling to the XMC module.

The XMC module mounts securely to the adapter using standoffs and with the end bracket. The bracket mates to standard PMC end brackets and supports an EMI gasket.

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