Products/ Host Cards / PCIe x4 / External PCIe (iPass x4 compatible)

EPCIE4XRDCA01A

External PCIe (iPass x4 38pin compatible) to PCIe x4 Gen 3 Active (Redriver with Linear Equalization) Cable Adapter

Highlights
  • External PCIe x4 Active (Redriver with Linear Equalization) Cable Adapter
  • Low Profile PCI Form Factor (BR-00205-07 )
  • 4-Lane External PCIe Cable Connector (0.8mm pitch 38pin iPass compatible)
  • Configuration of Rx Equalization, Output Swing and Tx Flat Gain
Introduction

EPCIE4XRDCA01A is External PCI Express x4 Active (Redriver with Linear Equalization) Cable Adapter Card, it requires no additional software or drivers to operate. Designed to overcome the limited PCIe connectivity of most desktop computers, the EPCIE4XRDCA01A can be quickly and easily set up for external expansion. EPCIE4XRDCA01A provides programmable Linear Equalization, Output Swing and Flat Gain by pin strapping easily. The programmable settings can be applied easily via DIP Switch. EPCIE4XRDCA01A offers fully Linear Transfer function to fully comply with all PCIe 3 Link Training signals. The integrated equalization circuitry provides flexibility with signal integrity of the PCI Express signal before the Redriver, whereas the integrated Flat Gain circuitry provides flexibility with signal integrity of the PCI Express signal after the Redriver.

Technical Specifications
Number of Lane PCIe 4-Lane

External PCIe Connector

  • 38pin iPass (0.8mm pitch) compatible I/O Connector
    • Scalability up to 10Gb/s
      • PCIe Gen I – 2.5Gb/s
      • PCIe Gen II – 5.0Gb/s
    • Durability - 250 cycles
    • Fully shielded to provide maximum EMI/RFI protection
      • Guide to system bezel gasket
      • Cable plug gasket to front face of Guide
    • First mate, last break
    • RoHS compliant
Computer Platform Requirements Desktop computer equipped with a PCIe 1.0/2.0/3.0 x4, x8, x16 slot
DIN Switch
  • Output Flat Gain setting
    TX Output Flat Gain Setting
    SW3-2 (FG1) SW3-1 (FG0) dB
    ON ON -3.5dB
    ON OFF -1.5dB
    OFF* ON* 0.5dB
    OFF OFF 2.5dB
    RX Output Flat Gain Setting
    SW3-4 (FG1) SW3-3 (FG0) dB
    ON ON -3.5dB
    ON OFF -1.5dB
    OFF* ON* 0.5dB
    OFF OFF 2.5dB
  • Detect Threshold
    RXSW1 or TXSW1 Single Detect Threshold
    SW1-2 (VTH1) SW1-1 (VTH0) ON OFF
    ON* ON* 130mVppd 30mVppd
    ON OFF 150mVppd 50mVppd
    OFF ON 170mVppd 70mVppd
    OFF OFF 210mVppd 110mVppd
  • Output Swing setting
    RXSW1 or TXSW1
    SW1-4 (SW1) SW1-3 (SW0) mVp-p
    ON* ON* 700
    ON OFF 800
    OFF ON 900
    OFF OFF 1000
  • Equalization setting
    RXSW2 or TXSW2
    SW 2-1 SW 2-2 SW 2-3 SW 2-4 Input Equalization
    EQ3 EQ2 EQ1 EQ0 db@ 2.5GH db@ 4GH
    ON* ON* ON* ON* 6.1dB 8.5dB
    ON ON ON OFF 6.3dB 9.0dB
    ON ON OFF ON 6.6dB 9.5dB
    ON ON OFF OFF 6.9dB 10.0dB
    ON OFF ON ON 7.2dB 10.6dB
    ON OFF ON OFF 7.5dB 11.1dB
    ON OFF OFF ON 7.8dB 11.5dB
    ON OFF OFF OFF 8.1dB 12.0dB
    OFF ON ON ON 8.4dB 12.4dB
    OFF ON ON OFF 8.7dB 12.9dB
    OFF ON OFF ON 9.0dB 13.3dB
    OFF ON OFF OFF 9.3dB 13.7dB
    OFF OFF ON ON 9.6dB 14.0dB
    OFF OFF ON OFF 9.9dB 14.4dB
    OFF OFF OFF ON 10.2dB 14.7dB
    OFF OFF OFF OFF 10.5dB 15.1dB
Pin Assignment
  • 38pin iPass™ (0.8mm pitch) compatible I/O Connector

Pin# Signal Pin# Signal
A1 GND B1 GND
A2 PETp0 B2 PERp0
A3 PETp0 B3 PERn0
A4 GND B4 GND
A5 PETp1 B5 PERp1
A6 PETn1 B6 PERn1
A7 GND B7 GND
A8 PETp2 B8 PERp2
A9 PETn2 B9 PERn2
A10 GND B10 GND
A11 PETp3 B11 PERp3
A12 PETn3 B12 PERn3
A13 GND B13 GND
A14 CREFCLKP B14 NC
A15 CREFCLKn B15 NC
A16 GND B16 PWR_RTN
A17 SB_RTN B17 PWR_RTN
A18 CPRSNT# B18 CWAKE#
A19 CPWRON B19 CPERST#
Physical Dimensions
  • 68mm(H)x81.2mm(L)
  • NW: 58g
External PCIe x4 Cable
Model No. AWG Length (Active) Performance
CB-00485-A0 28AWG 1.5m Gen2
CB-00485-A1 28AWG 1m Gen2
CB-00485-A2 28AWG 2.0m Gen2
CB-00485-A3 28AWG 3.0m Gen2
CB-00485-A4 28AWG 0.5m Gen2
CB-00485-A5 28AWG 4m Gen2
Kit includes
  • EPCIE4XRDCA01A
NO FILE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD!