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EPCIEX4D01

External PCIe x4 to PCIe x8 (x4 mode) Slot Docking Enclosure

Highlights
  • PCIe x8 Slot (x4 mode)
    • Supports Four PCI Express Lanes Bandwidth
    • Support Half-Size PCIe x4/x8 Add-in-Card
  • 38pin iPass™ (0.8mm pitch) compatible I/O Connector
    • Supports Four PCI Express Lanes Bandwidth
  • Single DC 12V Input
  • No Power Switch (Power On/Off Control by PCIe Cable Adapter automatically)
  • Provide Power indicator LEDs for power and 3.3Vaux
  • Provide two Ear Brackets for different ways of fixed support
Introduction

EPCIEX4D01 is an external PCIe x4 to PCIe x8 (x4 mode) Slot Docking Enclosure. The EPCIEX4D01 expands PCI Express connectivity from your desktop computer, enabling seamless, high performance, and reliable control of remote PCIe device. No additional software or drivers are needed – the remote devices operate as if they were directly installed in your computer. Designed to overcome the limited PCIe connectivity of most desktop computers, the EPCIEX4D01E can be quickly and easily set up for multi-I/O, high throughput, or hazardous applications.

In particularly rugged environments, your desktop computer can be placed at a secure location up to 7 meters (for PCIe Gen 1.0) or 100 meters (with PCIe A.O.C) away. High performance and reliable communication is maintained with the well-shielded extension cable or A.O.C (Active Optical Cable), and the docking station is designed to withstand high or low temperatures, vibrations and shocks.  In addition, the isolation between core components and docked PCIe devices eliminates any possible electromagnetic interference between them.

This Application includes a PCIe Cable Adapter Card (EPCIE4XRDCA01A or EP4X-PCIE4XG201 or DEP4X-PCIE4XG201 or DEP4X-PCIE4XG301) , a robust Docking Enclosure (EPCIEX4D01), and a PCIe Cable (Copper or A.O.C). The PCIe Cable Adapter Card fits into a PCIe slot (x4, x8 or x16) in the host computer and communicates to PCIe x4 device installed in the docking station.

PCIe Cable Adapter

Model No. Name Support Cable
Copper AOC
EP4X-PCIE4XG201 External PCIe x4 Gen 2 Switch Host Card Yes Yes
DEP4X-PCIE8XG201 Dual External PCIe x4 to PCIe x8 Gen 2 Switch Host Card Yes Yes
DEP4X-PCIE8XG301 Dual External PCIe x4 to PCIe x8 Gen 3 Switch Host Card Yes Yes
EPCIE4XRDCA01A External PCI Express x4 (Gen 3 Redriver) Cable Adapter Card Yes No

 

Technical Specifications
Upstream host 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

Downstream Internal PCIe bus interface

  • PCIe x8 slot
    • Supports Four PCI Express Lanes bandwidth
    • Support Half-Size PCIe x4/x8 Add-in-Card
Indicator LEDs Power indicator LEDs for power and 3.3Vaux

DC Power Input

  • EPCIEX4D01E1
    • DC Power input Connector: Walkman-type 2.0 mm DC Jack
    • Power Input : DC12V ( max. 5.0A)
  • EPCIEX4D01E2
    • DC Power input Connector: MINI-COMBICON Header
    • Power Input : DC 12V ( max. 8.0A)
Auxiliary DC Power Output Provides DC (12V&5V) Power Output J2: Big IDE 4-pin DC Power Connector
Power Adapter
  • PS-00025-03: Only for EPCIEX4D01E1 and EPCIEX4D01B1
    • Input: AC100~240V/50~60Hz, 1.4A MAX.
    • Output: DC12V/5A (60W); Efficiency Level: VI;
    • Plug: Φ5.5*Φ2.1*10mm
    • Cable Length: 1500mm
Form Factor EPCIEX4D01E
  • 174.5(W) x 33.1(H) x 207(D) mm
  • NW: 760g
EPCIEX4D01B
  • 150(W) x140(D) mm
  • NW: 211g
Available Models

EPCIEX4D01E

EPCIEX4D01B

Kit includes

EPCIEX4D01E1-xx y

  • EPCIEX4D01E1--- PCIe x4 Add-on Card Docking Enclosure
  • CB-00701---Big IDE4-pin Female to Big IDE4-pin Female DC Power Cable, L=20cm
  • xx: AC power cord 6 feet length (option) with Power Adapter (PS-00025-03) AC to DC Power Adapter (12V/5A)
    • US: North America Plug (NEMA 5-15) --- CB-00260-02
    • EU: Europe Plug (CEE 7-VII Schuko) --- CB-00264
    • UK: British Standard Plug (BS 1363) --- CB-00103
    • AU: Australia Plug (AS3112) --- CB-00272
  • y: External PCIe Cable Adapter
    • 1: EPCIE4XRDCA01A---External PCI Express x4 (with Gen 1/2/3 Redriver) Cable Adapter Card
      • BR-00205-07 ---Low Profile PCI Form Factor
    • 2: EP4X-PCIE4XG201---External PCIe x4 Gen 2 Switch Host Card (Support AOC)
      • BR-00205-07 ---Low Profile PCI Form Factor
    • 3: DEP4X-PCIE4XG201---Dual External PCIe x4 to PCIe x8 Gen 2 Switch Host Card (Support AOC)
    • 4: DEP4X-PCIE4XG301---Dual External PCIe x4 to PCIe x8 Gen 3 Switch Host Card (Support AOC)

Example

  • EPCIEX4D01E1-US (Without External PCIe Cable Adapter)
    • US: AC power cord 6 feet length North America Plug (NEMA 5-15) --- CB-00260-02
  • EPCIEX4D01E1-EU1
    • EU: AC power cord 6 feet length Europe Plug (CEE 7-VII Schuko) --- CB-00264
    • 1: EPCIE4XRDCA01A---External PCI Express x4 (with Gen 1/2/3 Redriver) Cable Adapter Card

EPCIEX4D01E2-K y

  • EPCIEX4D01E2--- PCIe x4 Add-on Card Docking Enclosure
  • CB-00701---Big IDE4-pin Female to Big IDE4-pin Female DC Power Cable, L=20cm
  • y: External PCIe Cable Adapter
    • 1: EPCIE4XRDCA01A---External PCI Express x4 (with Gen 1/2/3 Redriver) Cable Adapter Card
      • BR-00205-07 ---Low Profile PCI Form Factor
    • 2: EP4X-PCIE4XG201---External PCIe x4 Gen 2 Switch Host Card (Support AOC)
      • BR-00205-07 ---Low Profile PCI Form Factor
    • 3: DEP4X-PCIE4XG201---Dual External PCIe x4 to PCIe x8 Gen 2 Switch Host Card (Support AOC)
    • 4: DEP4X-PCIE4XG301---Dual External PCIe x4 to PCIe x8 Gen 3 Switch Host Card (Support AOC)

Example

  • EPCIEX4D01E2 (Without External PCIe Cable Adapter)

  • EPCIEX4D01E2-K2
    • K2: EP4X-PCIE4XG201---External PCIe x4 Gen 2 Switch Host Card
      • BR-00205-07 ---Low Profile PCI Form Factor

EPCIEX4D01B1-xx y

  • EPCIEX4D01B1--- PCIe x4 Add-on Card Docking Enclosure
  • CB-00701---Big IDE4-pin Female to Big IDE4-pin Female DC Power Cable, L=20cm
  • xx: AC power cord 6 feet length (option) with Power Adapter (PS-00025-03) AC to DC Power Adapter (12V/5A)
    • US: North America Plug (NEMA 5-15) --- CB-00260-02
    • EU: Europe Plug (CEE 7-VII Schuko) --- CB-00264
    • UK: British Standard Plug (BS 1363) --- CB-00103
    • AU: Australia Plug (AS3112) --- CB-00272
  • y: External PCIe Cable Adapter
    • 1: EPCIE4XRDCA01A---External PCI Express x4 (with Gen 1/2/3 Redriver) Cable Adapter Card
      • BR-00205-07 ---Low Profile PCI Form Factor
    • 2: EP4X-PCIE4XG201---External PCIe x4 Gen 2 Switch Host Card (Support AOC)
      • BR-00205-07 ---Low Profile PCI Form Factor
    • 3: DEP4X-PCIE4XG201---Dual External PCIe x4 to PCIe x8 Gen 2 Switch Host Card (Support AOC)
    • 4: DEP4X-PCIE4XG301---Dual External PCIe x4 to PCIe x8 Gen 3 Switch Host Card (Support AOC)

Example

  • EPCIEX4D01B1-US (Without External PCIe Cable Adapter)
    • US: AC power cord 6 feet length North America Plug (NEMA 5-15) --- CB-00260-02
  • EPCIEX4D01B1-EU1
    • EU: AC power cord 6 feet length Europe Plug (CEE 7-VII Schuko) --- CB-00264
    • 1: EPCIE4XRDCA01A---External PCI Express x4 (with Gen 1/2/3 Redriver) Cable Adapter Card

EPCIEX4D01B2-K y

  • EPCIEX4D01B2--- PCIe x4 Add-on Card Docking Enclosure
  • CB-00701---Big IDE4-pin Female to Big IDE4-pin Female DC Power Cable, L=20cm
  • y: External PCIe Cable Adapter
    • 1: EPCIE4XRDCA01A---External PCI Express x4 (with Gen 1/2/3 Redriver) Cable Adapter Card
      • BR-00205-07 ---Low Profile PCI Form Factor
    • 2: EP4X-PCIE4XG201---External PCIe x4 Gen 2 Switch Host Card (Support AOC)
      • BR-00205-07 ---Low Profile PCI Form Factor
    • 3: DEP4X-PCIE4XG201---Dual External PCIe x4 to PCIe x8 Gen 2 Switch Host Card (Support AOC)
    • 4: DEP4X-PCIE4XG301---Dual External PCIe x4 to PCIe x8 Gen 3 Switch Host Card (Support AOC)

Example

  • EPCIEX4D01B2 (Without External PCIe Cable Adapter)

  • EPCIEX4D01B2-K2
    • K2: EP4X-PCIE4XG201---External PCIe x4 Gen 2 Switch Host Card
      • BR-00205-07 ---Low Profile PCI Form Factor
Additional Products

Suggesting additional purchase

External PCIe x4 Cable (38pin to 38pin)

  • CB-00485-A0:1.5m
  • CB-00485-A1: 1m
  • CB-00485-A2: 2m
  • CB-00485-A4: 0.5m
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