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EPCIE4XE1X40 KIT

PCIe x4 to Quad PCIe x1 Expansion Kit

Highlights
  • Enables a desktop computer to control up to four PCI Express x1 slots from a single PCI Express x4, x8 or x16 slot.
  • Upstream PCIe: PCIe x4 (Quad-lane External PCIe Connector)
  • Downstream PCIe: Four (half-length) 1-lane PCI Express HBA (Host Bus Adapter)
  • High-performance, non-blocking internal architecture
  • Supports PCIe Gen 1 and PCIe Gen 2 transfer rates
    • PCIe Gen 1: 2.5 GT/s per Lane
    • PCIe Gen 2: 5.0 GT/s per Lane
  • Standards compliant with PCIe Base Specification 2.0 and backwards compatible with PCIe 1.0/1.1
  • Standards compliant with PCI Power Management Specification 1.2
  • QoS (Quality of Service) features include 2 virtual channels (VC) and 8 traffic classes per port
  • Supplies 3.3V, 3.3Vaux & 12V power to PCI Express HBA
  • Supports Spread Spectrum Clock isolation (for PCB Rev 1.2)
Introduction

The EPCIE4XE1X40 Kit expands PCI Express connectivity from your desktop computer, enabling seamless, high performance, and reliable control of up to four remote PCIe devices.

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 EPCIE4XE1X40 Kit 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 away for PCIe Gen 1.0. High performance and reliable communication is maintained with the well-shielded extension 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.

The EPCIE4XE1X40 kit includes a cable adapter card, a PCIe extension Board, and an extension cable. The cable adapter card fits into a PCIe x4, PCIe x8 or x16 slot in the host computer and communicates with up to four PCIe x1 devices installed in the docking station.

Technical Specifications

External PCI Express Expansion

Model No. EPCIE4XE1X40
Upstream PCIe interface
  • Quad-lane External PCIe Connector
    • PCIe Gen 1 (2.5GT/s)
    • PCIe Gen 2 (5.0GT/s)
Downstream PCIe interface
  • Four 1-lane PCI Express Slots (Supports half-length PCIe HBA)
  • Each lane:
    • PCIe Gen 1 (2.5GT/s)
    • PCIe Gen 2 (5.0GT/s)
Key Features
  • Standards Compliant
    • PCI Express Base Specification r2.0 (Backwards compatible with PCIe r1.0a/1.1)
    • PCI Power Management Spec r1.2
    • Microsoft Vista Compliant
    • Supports Access Control Services
    • Dynamic link-width control
    • Dynamic SerDes Speed Control
  • High Performance
    • Non-blocking internal architecture
    • Full line rate on all ports
    • Cut-Thru latency: 140ns
    • Maximum Payload Size - 2,048 bytes
    • Read Pacing (intelligent bandwidth allocation)
    • Dual Cast
    • Dynamic Buffer Pool Architecture for faster credit updates
  • PCI Express Power Management
    • Link power management states: L0, L0s, L1, L2/L3 Ready, and L3 (with Vaux not supported)
    • Device power management states: D0 and D3hot
    • Active State Power Management (ASPM)
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
    • Two Virtual Channels (VC) per port
    • Eight Traffic Classes per port
    • Weighted Round-Robin Port & VC Arbitration
  • Spread-Spectrum Clock isolation (for PCB Rev 1.2)
    • Dual-clock domain
LED
  • DC Power LED
  • Upstream and Downstream LEDs
    • Blink: Gen 1 speed
    • Solid: Gen 2 speed
Power
  • ATX 24pin Power Connector
  • EATX 8 pin 12V Power Connector

Switch

  • Link Upconfigure Timer enable (For Gen 1 devices that do not ignore the Gen 2 Upconfigure bits during the Link Training sequence)
  • PCIe Lane Config
    • PCIe Gen1 (2.5Gb/s)
    • PCIe Gen2 (5Gb/s)
  • Non-Transparent Mode enable
  • Spread Spectrum Clocking enable (for PCB Rev 1.2)
Dimensions

16cm x 17cm

Form Factor
  • It suits for ATX & MicroATX Form Factor Mounting Holes

 


External PCIe x4 Cable Adapter Card or Dual External PCIe x4 to PCIe x8 Host Adapter

 

Model No. EPCIE4XRDCA01A (with Gen 1/2/3 Redriver)
Number of Lane PCIe 4-Lane (One Quad-lane External PCIe Connector )
Computer Platform Requirements Desktop computer equipped with a PCIe x4, x8, x16 slot

Model No. EPCIE4XCA01
Number of Lane PCIe 4-Lane (One Quad-lane External PCIe Connector)
Computer Platform Requirements Desktop computer equipped with a PCIe x4, x8, x16 slot

Model No. DEP4X-PCIE8XG201
Number of Lane Two PCIe 4-Lane (Two Quad-lane External PCIe Connector )
Computer Platform Requirements Desktop computer equipped with a PCIe x8, x16 slot

Model No. EP4X-PCIE4XG201
Number of Lane PCIe 4-Lane ( Quad-lane External PCIe Connector )
Computer Platform Requirements Desktop computer equipped with a PCIe x4, x8, x16 slot

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

 

Applications
  • Provides desktop computer to  expand up to  four PCI Express x1 Gen2 slots

  • Supports (half-length) 1-lane PCI Express HBA
    • To connect multiple 1394 to PCIe HBAs
    • To connect multiple Gigabit to PCIe HBAs
    • To connect multiple UART (RS232, RS422, RS485) to PCIe HBAs
    • To connect multiple USB 3.0 to PCIe HBAs

 

Kit includes

Kit 1: (EPCIE4XE1X40 KIT)

  • EPCIE4XE1X40--- External PCI Express Expansion
  • EC-00416--- Shielding Metal,IO bracket
  • PK-MA187 ---User's Guide
  • CB-00485-A0 --- External PCIe x4 Cable 1.5m length
  • EPCIE4XCA01 --- PCIe x4 Cable Adapter Card

Kit 2: (EPCIE4XE1X40 KIT2) (Phased out)

  • EPCIE4XE1X40--- External PCI Express Expansion
  • EC-00416--- Shielding Metal,IO bracket
  • PK-MA187 ---User's Guide
  • CB-00485-A0 --- External PCIe x4 Cable 1.5m length
  • EPCIE4XRDCA01-G2--- External PCI Express x4 (with Gen 2 Redriver) Cable Adapter Card

Kit 3: (EPCIE4XE1X40 KIT3)

  • EPCIE4XE1X40--- External PCI Express Expansion
  • EC-00416--- Shielding Metal,IO bracket
  • PK-MA187 ---User's Guide
  • CB-00485-A0 --- External PCIe x4 Cable 1.5m length
  • EPCIE4XRDCA01A--- External PCI Express x4 (with Gen 1/2/3 Redriver) Cable Adapter Card

Kit 0: (EPCIE4XE1X40 KIT0)

  • EPCIE4XE1X40--- External PCI Express Expansion
  • EC-00416--- Shielding Metal,IO bracket
  • PK-MA187 ---User's Guide
  • CB-00485-A0 --- External PCIe x4 Cable 1.5m length
Packing list
Packing Type
Q'ty/Carton
Carton size
G.W.
Remark
Box Packing
5pcs
CT-00017 42*34*31cm
4.5kg
Kit 1
*G.W. tolerance ±0.5kg
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