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U3-PCIE1XG211

4-port USB 3.0 to PCI Express x1 Gen 2 Host Card

Highlights
  • Host Bus: PCIe x1 Gen 2 (5 Gb/s)
    • Compliant with PCI Express Base Specification Revision 2.1
  • 4-port USB 3.0 Host Controller (Fresco FL1100, USB IF TID 380000026)
    • Compliant with Universal Serial Bus 3.0 specification Revision 1.0
    • Compliant with Intel’s eXtensible Host Controller Interface (xHCI) specification Revision 1.0
    • Supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol)
  • USB 3.0 Cable Ports (A-type Receptacle, USB IF TID 360000003)
  • Provides USB 3.0 cable port lock mechanism (IOI Standard: One Screwlock)
  • Cable with One Screwlock Mechanism
    • USB 3.0 Std- A Plug with one Jackscrew to Std-B Plug with Jackscrews Cable
    • USB 3.0 Std-A Plug with one Jackscrew to Micro-B Plug with Jackscrews Cable
  • GoXtream™ Architecture
    • Switching fabric to sustain full bandwidth simultaneously for each USB3.0 port
    • No firmware necessary
  • WHQL certified driver support for Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP
  • Linux xHCI support under Linux kernel version 2.6.31 and after
Introduction

The U3-PCIE1XG211 is USB 3.0 to PCI Express x1 Gen 2 host card. It fully integrates an Extensible host Controller Interface (xHCI) engine, a 4-port 5Gbps USB 3.0 transceiver, a PCI Express endpoint controller and a 5Gbps PCI Express transceiver. U3-PCIE1XG211 implements the Universal Serial Bus 3.0 Specification Revision 1.0 and the Extensible Host Controller Interface (xHCI) Specification Revision 1.0, and complies with the PCI Express Rev 2.1 Specification at 5Gbps data rate, and the PCI Local Bus Specification Revision 2.2. U3-PCIE1XG211 is backward compatible for operation with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 devices.

The U3-PCIE1XG211 features GoXtream™ xHCI Accelerator Engine, which maps the xHCI standard directly into a set of parallel functional units, providing acceleration of all xHCI operations while maintaining compatibility with existing software driver models.

U3-PCIE1XG211 supports the following Battery Charging Protocols.

  • Supports USB Battery Charging Specification Revision 1.2 for Charging Downstream Ports (CDP).
  • Supports USB Battery Charging via Chinese Telecom Standard YD/T 1591-2009.
  • Supports Apple™ Charge
Technical Specifications

PCIe Host Bus

  • Single (x1) PCI Express Lane
  • Supports PCI Express Specification Revision 2.1 at 5GT/s
  • Supports PCI Bus Power Management Interface Specification revision 1.2
  • Support for Latency Tolerance Reporting (PCIe)
USB Features
  • Compliant with USB 3.0 Specification Revision 1.0
  • Compliant with Extensible Host Controller Interface (xHCI) Specification revision 1.0
  • 4 downstream USB ports support SS/HS/FS/LS data rates (5Gbps/480Mbps/12Mbps/1.5Mbps)
  • Supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol)
  • Supports xHCI debug capability
  • Support for Ultra High-performance isochronous applications
  • Support for Latency Tolerance Tolerance Messaging (USB)
Advanced Power Saving
  • Support all USB 3.0 Power States: U0, U1, U2 and U3
  • Support USB 2.0 Link Power management (LPM)
    • USB-IF LPM PDK Standard
  • PCIe Active State Power Management (ASPM) L0s and L1
USB3 cable lock mechanism
  • Provides the threaded holes for the jack-screws of USB 3.0 A Plug w/Jackscrew lock Cable

USB Bus Power Input

U3-PCIE1XG211: Power Supply to the USB bus power may from the following source (A or B):  

  • A. From PCIe 12V (Step-Down) or 3.3Vaux (Step-Up)
  • B. From Power Connector 5V only
    1. From Big IDE 4-pin DC Power Connector
    2. From SATA 15pin Power Connector

U3-PCIE1XG211-13: Power Supply to the USB bus power may from the following source (A or B):  

  • A. From PCIe 12V (Step-Down)
  • B. From Power Connector 5V only
    1. From Big IDE 4-pin DC Power Connector
    2. From SATA 15pin Power Connector
Battery Charging Protocols
  • Supports USB Battery Charging Specification Revision 1.2 for Charging Downstream Ports (CDP).
  • Supports USB Battery Charging via Chinese Telecom Standard YD/T 1591-2009.
  • Supports Apple™ Charge
Remote wake-up U3-PCIE1XG211: Yes
U3-PCIE1XG211-13: No
Available Models

U3-PCIE1XG211 Remote wake-up

U3-PCIE1XG211-13

Computer Platform
  • Computer with PCI Express slot (x1, x4, x8, x16)

    Note: For the best performance (5.0 Gbps), U3-PCIE1XG211 should be installed in a PCIe Gen 2 compliant slot in the host computer.  Most computers have PCIe Gen 2 (5.0 Gbps) throughput on x8 or x16 slots. A PCIe Gen 1 compliant slot reaches up to 2.5 Gbps throughput.

Operating System Requirements
  • If OS is Windows 8 or later , there are inbox driver for Fresco USB 3.0 Host Controller.
  • Linux xHCI support under Linux kernel version 2.6.31 and after
  • USB 3.0 Host Drivers x86 (32-bit) and x64 (64-bit)
    • Windows XP
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows 7
    • Windows 8 and 8.1
Physical Dimensions
  • 98mm(W) x 101mm[120mm](H)
  • NW: 76.1g
Certifications
  • CE Test: Pass
  • FCC Test : Pass
  • VCCI Test: Pass
Kit includes
  • U3-PCIE1XG211
  • Driver CD
Drivers
Version: 3.6.8.0 Date: 2015/8/4
Content: USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver Kit (x86 and x64) For Windows XP, VISTA, 7, 8 and 8.1 Download
Drivers
Version: 3.6.4.0 Date: 2015/1/7
Content: USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver Kit (x86 and x64) For Windows XP, VISTA, 7, 8 and 8.1 Download