MXH912 Host Adapter

PCI Express Gen3 Host Adapter

The MXH912 Transparent Host Adapter is our PCIe Gen 3.0 high performance cabled interface for I/O expansion applications.The MXH912 supports the old PCI-SIG iPass cabling standard.

  • 8.0 GT/s per lane
  • PCI Express x8 iPass Connector
  • Supports PCIe Gen 1/2/3
  • PCIe 3.0 x8 Edge
  • Low Profile Design
  • Copper connection up to 5m
  • Transparent Host operation only
  • CFC and SSC Link clock
  • DIP/Flash configurable
  • Link status LEDs

Product Data

The MXH912 PCIe Gen 3.0 card is designed to the PCI-SIG External Cabling Specification 2.0 utilizing iPass x8 connectors. The card is a plug in replacement for the PXH812 card used as a host card.

By isolating the PCIe system system clock and generating a low jitter, high quality CFC or SSC PCIe Reference clock to downstream devices, the MXH912 offers users high signal quality and increased cable distances. The MXH912 support copper cables up to 5 meters at full PCI Express Gen3 speed when connected to another MXH912 card.

The MXH912 is ideal in applications such as test and measurement equipment, medical equipment, and storage subsystem seeking high performance and data quality.

The MXH912 card support host upstream operations only.

More information on cables for the MXH912.

Feature Description
Slot Speed PCIe 3.0 x8 - 64 GT/s
Link Speed PCIe 3.0 x8 - 64 GT/s
Cut through latency 100 nanoseconds
Active Components Microchip PCIe PFX switch
PCI Express

Base Specification 4
Card Electromechanical Specification 3.0
External Cabling Specificaiton 2.0

Topologies Point to Point
Cable Connections One x8 iPass® PCIe 3.0 copper cable
Power Consumption 12 Volt - 10.8 Watt typical, 24 Watt Max.
3.3VAUX - 1 mWatt typical, 99 mWatt Max
Mechanical Dimensions Low profile -68.90 mm (2.71 inches) x 123.5 mm (4.86 inches)
Operating Environment Operating Temperature: 0°C - 55°C
Airflow : 350 LFM (@max ambient temperature)
Relative Humidity: 5% -(95% non- condensing )
Storage Environment Storage Temperature: -40°C - 70°C (-40°F - 158°F)
Relative Humidity 95% (non- condensing) at 35°C
Regulatory CE Mark
FCC Class A
Mounting Plates Full height plate installed
Half height plate included
Configuration Dip-switch configurable: SSC/CFC clocking, Wake-enable
Operating System All, no driver or OS support required for MXH912

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