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CompactPCI® Quad Port SATA & USB Controller
Option On-Board SATA SSD

The CE3-GIG has been developed to satisfy the demand for additional SATA and USB ports in a CompactPCI® environment. Three front panel eSATA/USB combo connectors are provided, for attachment of either USB 2.0 or eSATA external devices. A fourth F/P connector is available for USB devices only.

The front panel combo connectors are 'Power over eSATA' compliant, with dedicated +12V power and ground pins.
In addition, a docking connector is provided for mounting an on-board 2.5-inch SATA hard disk (HDD) or solid state drive (SSD).

CE3-GIG - Quad SATA & USB Host Controller

CE3-GIG w. on-Board SSD

A CompactPCI® Classic backplane is based on the PCI Local Bus Specification. Current components however require a PCI Express® interface. Therefore the CE3-GIG is provided with a PCI to PCIe bridge. The PLX PEX 8112 is a proven solution for a 32-bit 33/66MHz PCI system and offers a single 2.5Gbps PCIe lane.

The CE3-GIG is equipped with two individual SATA controllers (JMicron JMB362), which results in the need for two PCIe lanes. Hence a PCI Express® packet switch is in use in the middle between the PCI to PE bridge and the SATA controllers.

The PCIe packet switch (Pericom PI7C9X442SLB) incorporates in addition the quad port USB 2.0 controller bridge.

Each JMicron JMB362 SATA controller allows for optional RAID level 0/1/10 operation across its two channels. The eSATA/USB front panel combo connectors 1 and 2 are recommended for employment if this feature is required. The other JMB362 SATA channels are distributed on-board (docking connector) and F/P, which seems to be an inconvenient configuration in most cases with respect to RAID.

Some CompactPCI® systems are provided with a +5V single rail power supply. Consequently, the CE3-GIG requires only +5V power. As an option however, the CE3-GIG can be equipped with DC-DC converters from +5V to +3.3V/8A and/or +12V/0.8A, in order to supply other CompactPCI® cards which may have need for either voltage.

CE3-GIG - Simplified Block Diagram

CE3-GIG • Simplified Block Diagram

Feature Summary
CompactPCI® Peripheral Card 3U 4HP (single size Eurocard)
Backplane connector J1 32-bit PCI 33/66MHz, +5V or +3.3V VIO (J1 w/o key)
Internally based on PCI Express® technology (PCI to PCIe bridge)
Ready for usage within PXI® systems
Two independent dual-port PCIe SATA controllers (four SATA channels in total)
Three front panel eSATA receptacles (combo connectors USB/eSATA) for external devices
On-Board SATA docking connector for 2.5-inch SSD/HDD
Quad port USB 2.0 controller
Four front panel USB connectors: 3 x combo USB/eSATA, 1 x standard USB connector
+5V only design
Optional on-Board +3.3V/8A regulator can supply other CPCI cards on the backplane
Optional on-Board +12V/0.8A regulator can supply other CPCI cards on the backplane
Long Term Availability
Coating, Sealing, Underfilling on Request
RoHS compliant 2002/95/EC
Operating temperature: 0°C to +70°C (industrial temperature range on request)
Storage temperature: -40°C to +85°C, max. gradient 5°C/min
Humidity 5% ... 95% RH non condensing
Altitude -300m ... +3000m
Shock 15g 0.33ms, 6g 6ms
Vibration 1g 5-2000Hz
EC Regulations EN55022, EN55024, EN60950-1 (UL60950-1/IEC60950-1)
MTBF 54.1 years
subject to change
Ordering Information
Please refer to List 20 for popular CE3-GIG SKUs
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