Peripheral Slot Card for CompactPCI Serial Systems
Created: May 02, 2015
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This project is designed with TE Connectivity's backplane connector 2198265-2 to support the 14 GbE ports of the Peripheral Slot Card for CompactPCI Serial Systems. PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) is an interconnection system between a microprocessor and attached devices in which expansion slots are spaced closely for high-speed operation. With the integration of the STRADA Whisper connector, it can transfer data at blinding speeds of 25 Gbps and offers unparalleled scalability up to 40 Gbps, which allows achieving efficient future system upgrades without costly backplane or midplane redesigns.
The board has a modular Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switch fabric up to 20 ports. The 5 GbE ports are wired to associate RJ45 front panel jacks and another 14 GbE ports are available for rear I/O via the STRADA Whisper backplane connectors P5/P6. The circuit is equipped with a maximum of four 88E6350R GbE switches. Each of them provides 5 ports with integrated Ethernet transceivers (PHY) and two digital interfaces (RGMII). The switches are coupled together with their RGMII interfaces. A total of 20 PHY ports is available on-board, wired to the front panel and to the CompactPCI Serial backplane connectors P5/P6. One PHY port is connected to the on-board GbE controller. The project can be inserted into any CompactPCI Serial peripheral slot. A single PCI Express lane would be sufficient for communication with the on-board GbE controller.
The peripheral devices that use slot cards for data transfer include graphics adapter cards, network (NICs), storage accelerator devices and other high-performance externals. The design can be utilized in providing lower latency and higher data transfer rates than parallel buses.