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EPCIE8XRDCA03

External PCIe (SFF-8644 1x2) to PCIe x8 Gen 3 Active (Redriver with Linear Equalization) Cable Adapter

EPCIE8XRDCA03|External PCIe (SFF-8644 1x2) to PCIe x8 Gen 3 Active (Redriver with Linear Equalization) Cable Adapter
Highlights
  • External PCIe (SFF-8644 1x2) to PCIe x8 Gen 3 Active (Redriver with Linear Equalization) Cable Adapter
    • PCIe x8 Edge Finger
    • Redriver with Linear Equalization support PCIe Gen 1/2/3 Protocol
      • Pin Strap Configuration (DIP Switch Setting)
        • Rx Equalization
        • Output Swing
        • Tx Flat Gain
    • External PCIe Cable Port (SFF-8644 1x2 Connector)
      • 4-Lane External PCIe Application: Mini SAS HD 4x Cable
      • 8-Lane External PCIe Application: Two Mini SAS HD 4x Cables or One Mini SAS HD 8x Cable
  • Supports Low Profile PCI Form Factor (Low Profile PCI Bracket S-BR-00248-12-1020)
  • Application: NTB (Non-Transparent Bridging) 
Introduction

EPCIE8XRDCA03 is External PCIe (SFF-8644 1x2) to PCIe x8 Gen 3 Active (Redriver with Linear Equalization) Cable Adapter, it requires no additional software or drivers to operate.

Designed to overcome the limited PCIe connectivity of most server computers, the EPCIE8XRDCA03 can be quickly and easily set up for external connection.

EPCIE8XRDCA03 provides programmable Linear Equalization, Output Swing and Flat Gain by pin strapping easily. The programmable settings can be applied easily via jumper. EPCIE8XRDCA03 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
PCIe Host Port
  • PCIe x8 Edge Finger

External PCIe Port

  • SFF-8644 1x2 Connector
    • 100ohm, 72pin
  • Each SFF-8644 Connector 4-lane PCI Express
    • PCIe Gen 1 (2.5 GT/s)
    • PCIe Gen 2 (5.0 GT/s)
    • PCIe Gen 3 (8.0 GT/s)

 

ReDriver Feature
  • PCIe 2.5/5.0/8.0Gbps ReDriver with Linear Equalization
    • 2.5/5.0/8.0Gbps Serial Link with Linear Equalizer
    • Support PCIe Gen 1/2/3 Protocol
    • Independent Channel Configuration of Receiver Equalization, Output Swing and Flat Gain
    • Per Channel Activity Detector with Selectable Input Termination between 50Ωto Vcc and 200KΩto Vcc
    • Per Channel Output Termination Detector on Power up with Selectable Output Termination between 50Ωto Vcc and High Impedance
    • Very Linear Transfer Function
    • Fully Compliant to PCISIG Link Training
    • Single-Ended Mode Receiver Detection for PCIe
    • Input Threshold Detection
Computer Platform Requirements Desktop computer equipped with a PCIe 1.0/2.0/3.0 x8, x16 slot

Setting for
Signal Detect Threshold,
Output Swing and Flat Gain,
Receiver Equalization

  • Signal Detect Threshold fixed to
    ON = 130mVppd, OFF = 30mVppd
  • Output Swing fixed to
    1000 mVp-p
  • Output Flat Gain Setting (dB) (LSW1, HSW1)
    LSW1: PCIe 0~3 Output Flat Gain Setting
    HSW1: PCIe 4~7 Output Flat Gain Setting
    TX (Pin1&2) RX (Pin3&4) dB
    1
    (FG0)
    2
    (FG1)
    3
    (FG0)
    4
    (FG1)
    ON ON ON ON -3.5dB
    OFF ON OFF ON -1.5dB
    ON* OFF* ON* OFF* 0.5dB*
    OFF OFF OFF OFF 2.5dB
  • Equalization setting (HRXSW2, HTXSW2, LRXSW2, LTXSW2)
    LRXSW2, LTXSW2: PCIe 0~3 Equalization Setting
    HRXSW2, HTXSW2: PCIe 4~7 Equalization Setting
    1 2 3 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
Physical Dimensions
  • 70mm(H) x 98.2mm(L)
  • NW:57.8g
Kit includes
  • EPCIE8XRDCA03
Optional Accessories
  • SFF-8644 Cable (
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