Press Release Summary:
PCIe x8 Gen 2 Host Cable Adapter enables high-speed expansion over PCIe cable from host system at 40 Gb/sec to PCIe downstream device or expansion chassis, and requires no additional software or drivers to operate. With half-card form factor, it can be installed in any space-constrained slot and fitted with standard height or half height slot brackets. Target version is available to be used with OSS 2-slot Gen 2 backplane and then cabled to host version in host system.
Original Press Release:
One Stop Systems Announces the Release of the First PCIe x8 Gen 2 Cable Adapter
Increase data transfers from 20 to 40Gb/s
No additional software necessary
Host and target versions available
ESCONDIDO, Calif., Aug. 25, 2008 - One Stop Systems (OSS), a global provider of industrial-grade computing systems and components, today introduces the first PCI Express (PCIe) x8 Gen 2 host cable adapter, enabling high-speed expansion over a PCIe cable from a host system at 40Gb/s to a PCIe downstream device or expansion chassis. The PCIe x8 cable adapter provides greater bandwidth for applications demanding high-speed throughput such as video, imaging and audio devices and requires no additional software or drivers to operate. The PCIe x8 Gen 2 cable host adapter is based on redriver technology. No switches are involved, thus there are no latency obstacles to throughput. The half-card form factor makes it easy to install in any space-constrained slot. It can be fitted with standard height or half height slot brackets. The PCIe x8 cable connector on the slot bracket and the PCIe x8 edge connector are routed directly to the Pericom 5804 redriver chip. In host mode, the add-in card will accept a clock as an input. In target mode, the add-in card will drive a clock.
A target version is available to be used with the OSS 2-slot Gen 2 backplane (OSS-PCIe-BP-2000) and then cabled to the host version installed in the host system. A PCIe IO board can be inserted in the second slot of the backplane. The card then operates on the PCIe bus as a component of the host system. A good example is a PCIe RAID board installed in the second slot and then connected to drives in a drive array such as in the OSS 3U 12-drive RAID array (OSS-PCIe -3U-RAID-12-x8). This provides faster throughput of data to the RAID board, which can then provide more data faster to a greater number of more drives.
"The PCIe x8 Gen 2 cable adapter doubles the speed at which large imaging or video files can be downloaded thus improving the way specialty equipment operates," said Steve Cooper, CEO. "One Stop Systems is in the process of building all its Gen 1 products in Gen 2 versions. All these products are backward compatible to Gen 1 speeds."
"One Stop Systems has become by design the pre-eminent provider of PCI Express product to the embedded market. As a result, OEMs look to us not only for our off-the-shelf components and systems but more specifically for custom and semi-custom variations of these products. Major companies look to us to provide semi-custom variations to package with their products while other companies request specific boards built on our technology and expertise to make their products operate more in the PCIe architecture," Cooper added.
The PCIe x8 host cable adapter lists for $750 (P/N OSS-PCIe-HIB25-x8-H; OSS-PCIe-HIB25-x8-T) and is available immediately. OEM quantities can be quoted on request. Call toll-free at 1-877-GET-CPCI (438-2724) to order or to receive more information visit www.onestopsystems.com.
About One Stop Systems
One Stop Systems, a leading provider of PCI Express-over-cable products for the embedded market, designs and manufactures custom and semi-custom computing systems and components for converged communications, industrial control and defense/security applications. For more information, please visit www.OneStopSystems.com.
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