The SPR518 PCI Express XMC carrier card provides an innovative upgrade path to protect customers from obsolescence.
The SPR518 provides an upgrade path for customers by offering a replacement for the existing SPR418A. This card is a short form factor PCI Express (PCIe) carrier for XMC modules which allows for use with traditional PCs. The PCIe interface provides for unimpeded data transfers at the full rate supported by the mezzanine card and is enhanced by a PCIe Gen3 Redriver. This enhancement allows for safe operation of XMC modules on PCIe mainboards, where previously the SPR418A could only support Gen2.
The SPR518 is a half-length form factor XMC carrier supporting Gen3 PCI Express. The integrated fan takes no additional space, so SWaP requirements can be easily met. The card provides up to 25 W to the XMC site, is stand-alone capable and provides J14 and J16 connectivity.
Pete Thompson, VP of Product Management for Abaco said, “Abaco’s commitment to our customers expands beyond the life cycle of one product, and innovation doesn’t stop after it hits the market. Our team listens to our customers’ needs to develop solutions that will outpace current products and provide an upgrade path to avoid obsolescence in the long run. The SPR518 is evidence of that commitment, as it delivers a clear upgrade path with solutions that will enable our customers to succeed.”