The Kontron 4U Backplane xPB-13E9P3 for PICMG 1.3-based
system designs boasts comprehensive PCI and PCI Express Gen 2 support for
full-height 4U systems. With double the PCIe lanes of any previous solution, 32
in total, the PICMG® 1.3-compliant backplane tackles bandwidth-intensive
applications with its cost-effective and densely-packed design for use with
standard PCIe and PCI extension cards.
In order to support any standard PCIe extension card, an
integrated non-blocking switch doubles the 16 PCI Express lanes from the system
host board (SHB) to the four PCIe x4 Gen 2 slots and the PEG slot on the
backplane. The switch is configurable via software, allowing each of the x4
slots to be individually populated with x1, x2, or x4 I/O cards. The PCIe
bandwidth can also be routed directly to dedicated ports without disturbing the
CPU board. The three PCI slots of the Kontron xPB-13E9P3 allow OEMs to easily
leverage existing PCI extension cards.
The Kontron 4U backplane xPB-13E9P3 offers a cost-efficient
solution for applications with extreme bandwidth requirements. Designed for
highest throughput (5.0 GT/s per PCI express lane) with the latest frame
grabbers, graphics, and network cards, the full-size backplane was developed
for markets such as medical. The PICMG 1.3 backplane also provides ample
resources for applications where multiple video cards are required.