MXP924 PXIe System Switch PCIe Cable Adapter
PXIe System Switch PCIe Cable Adapter
Dolphin’s 3U MXP924 PXIe / CompactPCI Express Switch card is a powerful building block for PXIe systems. The PCIe 4.0 board enables PXIe systems to connect to servers, other PXIe, CompactPCI Serial or and IO expansion systems.
- 24 Lane PCIe backplane ports
- Up to 16 GT/S per lane
- Compliant to PXISA
- Transparent PXIe expansion
- PCIe 4.0 SFF-8644 cables
- 3U rack mountable
- Port status LEDs
- Copper and Fiber-optic cables
- Microsemi Gen 4.0 PFX chipset
MXP924 Product Data
The MXP924 PXIe Switch PCIe cable adapter card is designed to create a flexible and scalable PXIe fabric solution. Combined with the PCIe Host card MXH932, the MXP924 enables servers and embedded systems to connect to PXIe systems utilizing full PCIe Gen4 wire speed. Multi-chassis configurations can be set up by daisy chaining several MXP924 boards or connecting two MXP924 directly to a MXH932.
PCI Express Gen 4.0
The MXP924 is designed for PCIe Gen 4.0 link speeds in the backplane and via the front panel PCIe cable port. It will auto negotiate to the highest speed supported (PCIe Gen4 - Gen1) by each component connected to individual port. This allows you to mix various generation of equipment without scarifying performance between high speed components.
PCIe Cable ports
The MXP924 switch has a quad SFF-8644 PCIe cable connectors to allow connectivity to external servers and IO devices. The cable port can be used as two independent x8 links or one x16 link. Each SFF-8644 connector has a protected 3.3V supply to support up to four PCIe Gen4 AOCs. The MXP924 is carefully designed for maximum copper cable lengths. Fiber optics extends this distance to 100 meters. More info on cable alternatives for the MXP924 switch.
The MXP924 follows the PXISA PXIE-1 rev 2.3 and PXISA PCIE-5 Hardware specification 1.1. The default backplane configuration is PCIe x16 +PCIe x8. Please contact Dolphin for other options.
The eXpressWare software distribution adds a PXI System Library integration (PXI Software Specification Revision 2.5) which allows software like Keysight IO Suite to discover and enumerate a number of PXI chassis and the 3rd party expansion boards in the chassis if MXH924 is installed in the chassis system slot.
Support for the MXH924 was introduced with eXpressWare 5.19.2. The software for the MXP924 must be installed on a host also having the MXH932 card installed. Please select and install the Board Management Package option with the installer to install the PXI System Library.
The software and documentation can be downloaded from www.dolphinics.com/mx.
|Link Speed||16 GT/s per PCIe Lane.|
|Application Performance||100ns port latency|
|PCIe Switch||Microsemi PFX Switchtec ® PCI Express Gen4|
|PCI Express||Base Specification 4.0|
|PXISA compliance||PXIE-1 rev 2.3 and PXISA PCIE-5 Hardware specification 1.1|
|PXIe Backplane||x16 + 8 PCIe ports|
|PCIe Cable Connections|| Quad SFF-8644 x4 cable Ports
Copper cables and Fiber-Optic cable support 0.5 to to 100 meters
|Storage Environment|| Storage Temperature: -25°C - 70°C
Relative Humidity: 10% - 95% (non- condensing)
Dolphin Transparent Board Management software (version 5.19.2 and newer)
FCC Class A
MXP908 - PXIe Peripheral NTB Host adapter card with eXpressWare license
MXP909 - PXIe Peripheral Transparent Host adapter
MXP924 - PXIe Gen 4.0 Switch module
Please contact Dolphin for availability.
- Download Product Brief (coming soon)
- Download Switch Users Guide (pdf)
- Firmware Release Note (pdf)