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S31: 64 GT/s PCIe Gen 3 Over Fiber Optic Expansion System

The S31 Gen3 64GT/s PCIe Expansion System allows operation of 4 PCIe x1, x4, x8, or x16 Gen1/Gen2/Gen3 add-in cards over fiber optic cable at distances up to 500 meters from the host computer system. No additional programming and drivers are required. Any PCI Express cards can be used, including audio, video, graphics, USB, FireWire, SATA, data-acquisition, and network cards.

Features

  • Backplane with 4 PCIe Gen 3 x16 slots supporting 4 electrical configurations:
    • 4 slots: x8, x8, x4, x4
    • 3 slots: x16, x4, x4
    • 3 slots: x8, x8, x8
    • 2 slots: x16, x8
  • Hot-plug slots
  • PCIe slot bifurcation
  • 32 or 64 GT/s data rate over fiber optic using 4 or 8 PCIe Gen 3 lanes
  • Optical isolation
  • Standard pluggable QSFP+ transceivers, AOCs and DACs
  • Digital monitor and diagnostics via Ethernet port
  • Backplane can be mounted in any standard ATX or microATX case
  • Operating temperature: -40° to +85° C

Cable type and length

  • Single cable routes 4 PCIe Gen 3 lanes with 32 Gb/s data rate
  • Cable Types:
    • QSFP AOC
    • QSFP DAC
    • MPO/MPT
    • LC-LC (4 PCIe lanes optically multiplexed into a single cable)
    • Fiber Optic Rotary Joint (FORJ)
  • Multi-mode AOC cable length:
    • up to 100 m
  • LC-LC multi-mode fiber optic cable length:
    • OM1 up to 40 m
    • OM2 up to 100 m
    • OM3 up to 350 m
    • OM4 up to 550 m
  • LC-LC single-mode fiber optic cable length:
    • up to 1 km

Data transfer performance depends on cable length:

S31 system includes

  • H18: host adapter – 1 pcs
  • H18-LP: low profile bracket for H18 host adapter – 1 pcs
  • R34: remote backplane– 1 pcs
  • R34-IO: I/O shield for R34 backplane– 1 pcs
  • QSFP+ AOC – 1 pcs or 2 pcs (optional)

Ordering Info

For ordering information visit: S31 order page

Documentation

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