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16-Lane Optical PCI Express Card

The Optical PCI Express Card provides 16 lanes of PCI Express Gen 3 over multi-mode fiber optic cables. The card can be configured for one 16-lane optical link or two 8-lane optical links.


Features

  • Samtec FireFly™ optical engines operating at 850 nm
  • MTP/MPO connectors with 24 fibers each
  • Optical engines provide adjustable power levels to accommodate a range of cable lengths up to 100 m
  • PCI Express interface link widths are fully configurable

Specifications

Configurable PCI Express Gen 3 switch
  • 16 lane electrical to 16 lane optical
  • 16 lane electrical to 2x8 lane optical
Supports host-side Spread Spectrum Clock (SSC) domain
Single or Dual Samtec FireFly™ optical engines (TX and RX) operating at 850 nm
Single or dual MTP/MPO connectors with 24 fibers each
Optical engines provide adjustable power levels
Onboard FPGA provides SERDES lanes for optional Out-of-Band (OOB) signaling of PCI Express RESET or PRESENT signals

Ordering Information

Part # CTLMX005