PCI EXPRESS SERIAL SLOTS
The two PCI Express slots on the BPX3/14 are x8 slots that mechanically support x8, x4 and x1 PCI Express cards. PCI Express option card slot (PCE1) is driven directly by the SHB via a x4 PCI Express link between the card slot and the SHB slot. The actual speed of the PCI Express connection between the SHB and option card slot PCE1 depends on the SHB's PCI Express link configuration and the auto-negotiation/link training features of PCI Express. In order to use the second PCI Express slot (PCE2) a Chassis Plans IOB31 I/O expansion board must be used on Chassis Plans' NLI or NLT system host board. The IOB31 provides a x4 PCI Express electrical connection to the PCE2 slot that enables communication between the SHB/IOB31 and the PCI Express option card.
PCI-X BUS SLOTS
Provides fourteen PCI Local Bus slots which support PCI-X and universal PCI option cards.
Accepts an SHB Express (PICMG® 1.3) compliant processor. Chassis Plans' NLT and NLI system host boards are examples of processors, SHBs or SBCs that are PCI Express compatible.
PCI EXPRESS-TO-DUAL PCI-X BRIDGES
The PCI Express-to-Dual PCI-X bridges ease the transition to PCI Express by supporting the PCI Local Bus as well as enabling 64-bit PCI-X architectures capable of running at speeds up to 133MHz. The bridge chips are fully compliant with the PCI-X Addendum to the PCI Local Bus Specifications Revision 1.0 and the PCI Local Bus Specification 2.2.
USB 2.0 and SATA/150 INTERFACES
The SHB Express specification defines optional I/O routings from the SHB to the backplane. Chassis Plans' BPX3/14 takes advantage of this new specification feature by providing two USB 2.0 headers capable of providing up to four USB 2.0 backplane ports. Likewise, two SATA/150 connectors are available on the backplane. The backplane also provides a factory-build option that adds two additional, mirrored SATA ports designed for use in RAID applications. Contact Chassis Plans if you are interested in this BPX3/14 build option.
The backplane is available with an ATX or EPS power connector.
AUXILIARY POWER CONNECTOR
A +12V power connector is also provided for routing auxiliary power to the SHB's edge connectors. This new capability of PICMG 1.3 compliant SHBs and backplanes eliminates the need for auxiliary power connections on the system host board.
Optional extended-current connector provides additional power capacity for power-intensive applications -- up to 100 Amps of +12V, 200 Amps of +3.3V and 100 Amps of +5V.
ETHERNET INTERFACES - 10/100/1000BASE-T
Chassis Plans' BPX3/14 backplane supports the optional Ethernet routing feature of the SHB Express specification. Two 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet RJ-45 connectors are available for use on the backplane. Data communication performance of the backplane's Ethernet interfaces depends on the Ethernet controller hardware and configuration on the system host board. Consult your SHB Ethernet interface implementation method for details.
PRINTED CIRCUIT LAYERS
The backplane is an eight-layer, .062" thick board with three separate signal layers: +5V, +3.3V and ground. Multi-layer backplane construction provides excellent noise immunity.
The power indicators provide a convenient visual check for +5V, -5V, +5V AUX,+12V, -12V and +3.3V power connections.
MODEL NAME: BPX3/14
PCI Express Backplanes Reference
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