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H18: PCIe Gen 3 x8 Host Adapter

The H18 is a PCIe Gen 3 host adapter intended to extend the computer PCIe bus over one or two QSFP+ fiber-optic or copper cables. The adapter is based on a PCIe switch operating in a transparent mode. No additional programming and drivers are required.


  • Cable interface supports the following configurations:
    • 1 port x8: 64 GT/s
    • 2 ports x4: 32 GT/s per port
    • 4 ports x2: 16 GT/s per port
  • PCIe Gen 3 or Gen 2 data rates
  • Optical isolation
  • Standard pluggable QSFP+ transceivers
  • Digital monitor and diagnostic via Ethernet port
  • Transparent operation
  • Operating temperature: -40° to +85° C

Compatible remote adapters

  • R34: PCIe Gen 3 Expansion Backplane, 4 PCIe Slots
  • USB324: USB 3.2 Gen 2 Remote Adapter with 4 USB Ports
  • FPGA boards with QSFP connectors and PCIe interface

Ordering Info

For ordering information visit: H18 order page


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