Multi-fabric switch and XMC carrier card for VPX systems

Kod produktu: PEX431

Cechy produktu:

PCI Express Features

  • Up to six x4 PCI Express Gen 2.0ports via non-blocking switch
  • Non-transparent bridging mode for multi-host systems

Ethernet Features

  • Up to nine ports Gigabit Ethernet Switch (unmanaged)
  • Build options Include: 

– Up to 8x 1000BASE-BX with 1x1000BASE-T, 

– Up to 6x 1000BASE-BX with 2x 1000BASE-T, 

– Not available with XMC option


Mezzanine Features

  • Supports XMC modules
  • Mezzanine I/O routed to VPXbackplane
  • XMC I/O via J16 (x24s+x8d+x12d) or via J14 (x64s)
  • Not available with Ethernet switching option

Designed to enable the development of complex, scalable, high performance 3U VPX systems in today’s increasingly-connected military/aerospace world, the PEX431 is characterized by significant flexibility. The PEX431 Multi-Fabric Switch and XMC Carrier Card allow designers to build complex VPX systems with multiple single board computers and multiple I/O modules. PEX431 supports PCIe switching, GigE switching and the ability to host a XMC mezzanine. The PCI Express switch of the PEX431 allows up to six ports of 4-lane PCI Express to be connected to a non-blocking line-speed switch, such that a scalable, complex system architecture can be created. In order to support systems requiring interconnection of more than six hosts, multiple PEX431 boards may be daisy-chained together. The PEX431 has an unmanaged Layer 2 Gigabit Ethernet Switch that offers up to nine ports, of which up to eight can be in 1000BASE-BX and up to two can be in 1000BASE-T. The PEX431 is capable of carrying XMC modules and can be configured for 8-lane PCI Epress at the VPX backplane connector. The XMC option is not available with the Ethernet Switching option. From a software perspective, each PCI Express port is a virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge device, with its own set of PCI Express configuration registers.


PCIe Features

  • Up to six x4 PCIe Gen 2.0 ports via non-blocking switch
  • Non-transparent bridging mode for multi-host systems

Ethernet Features

  • Up to nine ports Gigabit Ethernet Switch, unmanaged (not available with XMC option)

Build Options Include:

  • Up to 8x 1000BASE-BX with 1x 1000BASE-T
  • Up to 6x 1000BASE-BX with 2x 1000BASE-T


Mezzanine Features

  • Supports XMC Modules (not available with Ethernet switching option)
  • Mezzanine I/O routed to VPX backplane
  • XMC IO via P16 x24s+x8d+x12d
  • PMC IO via P14 x64s