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EPCIED4XE1X80 KIT

PCIe x8 to Octad PCIe x1 Expansion Kit

Highlights
  • Enables a desktop computer to control up to eight PCI Express x1 slots from a single PCI Express x8 or x16 slot.
  • Upstream PCIe: PCIe x8 (Dual Quad-lane External PCIe Connector)
  • Downstream PCIe: Eight (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 Gbps per Lane
    • PCIe Gen 2: 5.0 Gbps 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
Introduction

The EPCIED4XE1X80 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 EPCIED4XE1X80 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 EPCIED4XE1X80 kit includes a cable adapter card, a PCIe extension Board, and an extension cable. The cable adapter card fits into a PCIe x8 or x16 slot in the host computer and communicates with up to eight PCIe x1 devices installed in the docking station.

Technical Specifications

External PCI Express Expansion

Model No. EPCIED4XE1X80
Upstream PCIe interface
  • PCIe x8 (Dual Quad-lane External PCIe Connector)
  • Throughput:
    • PCIe Gen 1: 20 Gbps
    • PCIe Gen 2: 40 Gbps
Downstream PCIe interface
  • Eight 1-lane PCI Express Slots (Supports half-length PCIe HBA)
  • Throughput of each lane:
    • PCIe Gen 1: 2.5 Gbps
    • PCIe Gen 2: 5.0 Gbps
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: 160ns
    • 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)
  • Spread-Spectrum Clock (QoS) isolation
    • Dual-clock domain
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
    • Two Virtual Channels (VC0 and VC1) per port
    • Eight Traffic Classes (TC[7:0]) per port
    • Weighted Round-Robin (WRR) Port & Virtual Channel (VC) Arbitration
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
Dimensions

30.5x17x1.5cm

Form Factor

EPCIED4XE1X80 can be mounted in any ATX case


External PCIe x8 Cable Adapter Card

Model No. EPCIe8xCA01-8 (Phased out)
Number of Lane PCIe 8-Lane (Dual Quad-lane External PCIe Connector)
Computer Platform Requirements Desktop computer equipped with a PCIe x8, x16 slot

External PCI Express x8 (with Gen 3 Redriver) Cable Adapter Card

Model No. EPCIE8XRDCA01A
Number of Lane PCIe 8-lane (dual quad-lane external PCIe connector)
Computer Platform Requirements Desktop computer equipped with a PCIe x8, x16 slot

Model No. EPCIE8XRDCA01(Phased out)
Number of Lane PCIe 8-Lane (Dual Quad-lane External PCIe Connector)
Computer Platform Requirements Desktop computer equipped with a PCIe x8, x16 slot

 

Pin Assignment

  • 38pin iPass™ (0.8mm pitch) compatible I/O Connector
Low
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 GND
A17 GND B17 GND
A18 CPRSNT# B18 CWAKE#
A19 CPWRON B19 CPERST#
High
Pin# Signal Pin# Signal
A1 GND B1 GND
A2 PETp4 B2 PERp4
A3 PETp4 B3 PERn4
A4 GND B4 GND
A5 PETp5 B5 PERp5
A6 PETn5 B6 PERn5
A7 GND B7 GND
A8 PETp6 B8 PERp6
A9 PETn6 B9 PERn6
A10 GND B10 GND
A11 PETp7 B11 PERp7
A12 PETn7 B12 PERn7
A13 GND B13 GND
A14 NC B14 NC
A15 NC B15 NC
A16 GND B16 GND
A17 GND B17 GND
A18 NC B18 NC
A19 NC B19 NC

 


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 4.0m Gen2

 

Applications
  • Provides desktop computer to  expand up to eight 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 : (EPCIED4XE1X80 KIT) Phased out

  • EPCIED4XE1X80--- External PCI Express Expansion
  • S-EC-00416-02-5000--- Shielding Metal,IO bracket
  • PK-MA ---User's Guide
  • Two CB-00485-A0 --- External PCIe x4 Cable 1.5m length
  • EPCIe8xCA01-8 --- PCIe x8 Cable Adapter Card
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Kit 2 : (EPCIED4XE1X80 KIT2) Phased out and be replaced by KIT3

  • EPCIED4XE1X80--- External PCI Express Expansion
  • S-EC-00416-02-5000--- Shielding Metal,IO bracket
  • PK-MA ---User's Guide
  • Two CB-00485-A0 --- External PCIe x4 Cable 1.5m length
  • EPCIE8XRDCA01-G2 --- External PCI Express x8 (with Gen 2 Redriver) Cable Adapter Card

Kit 3 : (EPCIED4XE1X80 KIT3)

  • EPCIED4XE1X80--- External PCI Express Expansion
  • S-EC-00416-02-5000--- Shielding Metal,IO bracket
  • PK-MA ---User's Guide
  • Two CB-00485-A0 --- External PCIe x4 Cable 1.5m length
  • EPCIE8XRDCA01A--- External PCI Express x8 (with Gen 3 Redriver) Cable Adapter Card
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