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QIP4X-PCIE8XG301

Internal Quad PCIe x4 (four SFF-8643 36pin) to PCIe x8 Gen 3 Switch Host Card

Highlights
  • Host Bus: PCIe x8 Gen 3 (8.0 GT/s)
    • Compliant with PCI Express Base Specification Revision 3.0
  • Four SFF-8643 Connectors (PCIe1 ~ PCIe4)
    • 85ohm, 36pin (pitch=0.75)
    • 4-Lane PCIe
  • Supports multiple Port configuration
    • X4 (PCIe1), X4 (PCIe2), X4 (PCIe3), X4 (PCIe4)
    • X4 (PCIe1), X4 (PCIe2), X8 (PCIe3 & PCIe4)
    • X8 (PCIe1 & PCIe2), X4 (PCIe3), X4 (PCIe4)
    • X8 (PCIe1 & PCIe2), X8 (PCIe3 & PCIe4)
Introduction

QIP4X-PCIE8XG301 is a fully non-blocking, low-latency, low-power 24-Lane, 5-Port PCIe Gen 3 Switch Host Card.
The flexible hardware configuration and software programmability allows the switch to be tailored for a wide variety of application.
QIP4X-PCIE8XG301 supports multiple Port configuration options:

Technical Specifications

QIP4X-PCIE8XG301

Upstream PCIe interface
  • 8-lane PCI Express
    • PCIe Gen 1 (2.5 GT/s)
    • PCIe Gen 2 (5.0 GT/s)
    • PCIe Gen 3 (8.0 GT/s)
Downstream PCIe interface
  • Four SFF-8643 Connectors (PCIe1 ~ PCIe4)
    • 85ohm, 36pin (pitch=0.75)
  • Each SFF-8643 Connector 4-lane PCI Express
    • PCIe Gen 1 (2.5 GT/s)
    • PCIe Gen 2 (5.0 GT/s)
    • PCIe Gen 3 (8.0 GT/s)
Key Features
  • Standards Compliant
    • PCI Express Base Specification, r3.0 (compatible w/ PCIe r1.0a/1.1 & 2.0)
    • PCI Power Management Spec r1.2
    • Microsoft Vista Compliant
    • Supports Access Control Services
    • Dynamic link-width control
    • Dynamic SerDes Speed Control
  • High Performance
    • performancePAK
      • Read Pacing (bandwidth throttling)
      • Multicast
      • Dynamic Buffer/FC Credit Pool
    • Non-blocking switch fabric
    • Full line rate on all ports
    • Cut-Thru packet latency of less than 132ns between symmetric (x8 to x8) ingress and egress Ports
    • 2KB Max Payload Size
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
    • Eight Traffic Classes per port
    • Weighted round-robin source port arbitration

PCIe Link LEDs

  • Slow Blink: Gen 1
  • Fast Blink: Gen 2
  • Solid: Gen 3
  • Upstream Status LEDs
    • PORT0 LED: Upstream Status LED
  • Downstream Status LEDs
    • PORT2 LED: Downstream PCIE2 Link LED
    • PORT10 LED: Downstream PCIE4 Link LED
    • PORT1 LED: Downstream PCIE1 Link LED
    • PORT9 LED: Downstream PCIE3 Link LED
Switch
  • SW1: PCIe Port Configuration

    1:ON, 2:OFF, 3:ON, 4:OFF x8, x4, x4, x4, x4 * Default

    1:OFF, 2:ON, 3:OFF, 4:ON x8, x8, x8
    1:ON, 2:OFF, 3:OFF, 4:ON x8, x4, x4, x8
    1:OFF, 2:ON, 3:ON, 4:OFF x8, x8, x4, x4
3V3aux Power Outlet JST Wafer 2pin (2.0mm)
Computer Platform Requirements Desktop computer equipped with a PCIe 3.0 x8, x16 slot

 

Application

Application: x8, x4, x4, x4, x4

PCIe Port Configuration

1:OFF, 2:ON, 3:ON, 4:OFF x8, x4, x4, x4, x4

1-1. M.2 PCIe SSD Solution

Model No: QIP4X-D4XM201

  • QIP4X-PCIE8XG301
    • Internal Quad PCIe x4 (four SFF-8643 Connectors) to PCIe x8 Gen 3 Switch Host Card
  • DIPCIE4XM201 x 2pcs
    • SFF-8643 to M.2 (PCIe x4) 2-in-1 Docking Board
  • CB-S0017 x 4pcs
    • Mini SAS HD 36 pin (SFF-8643) Cable, 85ohm, L = 50cm

Model No: QIP4X-M2X42

  • QIP4X-PCIE8XG301
    • Internal Quad PCIe x4 (four SFF-8643 Connectors) to PCIe x8 Gen 3 Switch Host Card
  • DB35-NVMEM2X42 (Two DIPCIE4XM213)
    • SFF-8643 to M.2 (PCIe x4) 4-in-1 Docking Board
  • CB-S0026 x 2pcs
    • U.2 Plug (SFF-8639 68P) to Mini SAS HD 4i Plug (SFF-8643 36P) Cable, L=65cm
  • CB-S0027 x 2pcs
    • U.2 Plug (SFF-8639 68P) w/SATA power to Mini SAS HD 4i Plug (SFF-8643 36P) Cable, L=65cm

1-2. U.2 PCIe (8639-compliant NVMe) SSD Solution

1-2-1

  • QIP4X-PCIE8XG301
    • Internal Quad PCIe x4 (four SFF-8643 Connectors) to PCIe x8 Gen 3 Switch Host Card
  • SFF-8639 to SFF-8643 Cable x 4pcs
    • CB-S0018 SFF-8639 68P STR + SATA 15pin Power, L=120mm to HD Mini SAS 36P(SFF-8643) STR Cable; L=650mm
    • CB-S0019 SFF-8639 68P STR + IDE Big 4-pin Power, L=120mm to Mini SAS HD 36P(SFF-8643) STR Cable; L=650mm
     

1-2-2

  • QIP4X-PCIE8XG301
    • Internal Quad PCIe x4 (four SFF-8643 Connectors) to PCIe x8 Gen 3 Switch Host Card
  • IPCIE4XU201 x 4pcs
    • SFF-8643 to U.2 (PCIe x4) Docking Board
  • CB-S0017 x 4pcs
    • HD Mini SAS 36 pin (SFF-8643) Cable, 85ohm, L = 50cm

1-3. PCIe x4 SSD Solution

1-3-1.

  • QIP4X-PCIE8XG301
    • Internal Quad PCIe x4 (four SFF-8643 Connectors) to PCIe x8 Gen 3 Switch Host Card
  • DB525-D8XF0147015 x 2
    • Two Mini SAS HD (SFF-8643) 4i plug to PCIe x8 Slot (x4 mode) Cable w/SATA 15pin Power

1-3-2. Model No: QIP4X-DIP4XD01

  • QIP4X-PCIE8XG301
    • Internal Quad PCIe x4 (four SFF-8643 Connectors) to PCIe x8 Gen 3 Switch Host Card
  • DB525-DIPCIE4XD01 x 2pcs (or DIPCIE4XD01 x 2pcs)
    • PCIe x4 Add-on Card Docking Board
  • CB-S0017 x 4pcs
    • Mini SAS HD 36 pin (SFF-8643) Cable, 85ohm

 

1-3-3. Model No: QIP4X-D4XD02 KIT1 (For PCIe SSD Testing Equipment)

  • QIP4X-PCIE8XG301 (PCIe Port Configuration: x8, x4, x4, x4, x4)
    • Internal Quad PCIe x4 (four SFF-8643 Connectors) to PCIe x8 Gen 3 Switch Host Card
  • IPCIED4XD02 x 4pcs
    • Mini SAS HD (SFF-8643) to PCIe x16 (x8 mode) Slot Board
  • CB-S0017 x 4pcs
    • Mini SAS HD 36 pin (SFF-8643) Cable, 85ohm
  • IPCIE8XCA01R x 4pcs
    • PCI Express x8 Pasive Slot Adapter

 

Application: x8, x8, x8

PCIe Port Configuration

1:OFF, 2:ON, 3:OFF, 4:ON x8, x8, x8

1-1. PCIe x8 SSD Solution

1-1-1. Model No: QIP4X-D4XD01


 

  • QIP4X-PCIE8XG301
    • Internal Quad PCIe x4 (four SFF-8643 Connectors) to PCIe x8 Gen 3 Switch Host Card
  • DB525-PCIED4XD01 x 2pcs
    • PCIe x8 Add-on Card Docking Board
  • CB-S0017 x 4pcs
    • Mini SAS HD 36 pin (SFF-8643) Cable, 85ohm, L = 50cm

1-1-2.

  • QIP4X-PCIE8XG301
    • Internal Quad PCIe x4 (four SFF-8643 Connectors) to PCIe x8 Gen 3 Switch Host Card
  • DB525-8XF0187015 x 2pcs
    • Mini SAS HD (SFF-8643) 8i (two 4i) plug to PCIe x8 Slot Cable w/SATA 15pin Power
Physical Dimensions
  • 64.4mm(H) x 129.5mm(L)
  • NW: 84.1g
Optional Accessories
  • Low Profile PCI Bracket
    • BR-00194-34-1020
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