PCIe interface card with optical PCIe Gen3 x8/x16 front uplink
The heart of the NPCIe-Uplink-O is a Broadcom PEX8733 PCIe switch. With station 0 ports, it connects to the PCIe host via the edge card connector; station 1 ports are linked to the optical transceivers (one or two Finisar BOA FBOTD10SL1L00). It can be configured to use one x16 or two x8 optical uplink(s).
Moreover, the PEX8733 makes a dedicated driver on host side needless, as the required settings can be made via the configuration EEPROM of the switch.
The NPCIe-Uplink-O features a Lattice MachX02 FPGA as hardware extension of the on-board Atmel ATxmega128 microcontroller. Moreover, it handles PCIe side band signals coming from the edge connector and hot-plugging functionality for the attached MTCA system.
- PCIe interface card (H: 111.15mm, L: 176.6mm)
- 1x or 2x optical MOP24-interface(s) for up to one x16 or two x8 uplinks
- 4 bicolor LED (Green and Red
|-x8||PCIe card providing optical PCIe x8 uplink(s) to connect NAT-MCH-PHYS80 to an external PC
Note: NAT-MCH-PHYS80 uplink option (NAT-MCH-PCIEx80+xxx-O-UPLNK) and Optical Trunk Cable are available as separate order items
PCIe card providing optical PCIe x16 uplink(s) to connect NAT-MCH-PHYS80 to an external PC
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Optical PCIe Gen3 connections to NAT-MCH-PHYS80