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Magma 6-Slot PCI Express to PCI-X Chassis

Magma 6-Slot PCI Express to PCI-X Chassis

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Magma 6-Slot PCI Express to PCI-X Chassis

The Magma PCI Express-to-PCI Expansion System provides a simple, cost-effective solution for expanding the capability of your PCI Express based computer. As computer manufacturers migrate to PCI Express, the number of available PCI slots has been reduced or completely eliminated. However,many companies have invested a substantial amount of capital on solutions built around conventional PCI and PCI-X hardware. The Magma PCIe to PCI-X expansion system provides a "migration path" to PCI Express while protecting your PCI hardware investment.

Where PCI meets PCI Express
The Magma PCI Express-to-PCI Expansion System is designed to match the through-put required by the majority of PCI cards on the market today.The expansion chassis contains six PCI-X slots which are connected to the host computer through a 8 lane (x8) PCI Express host interface card and a high-performance cable.

Cost-Effective Migration and Increased I/O Capacity
The Magma PCI Expansion solution provides a cost-effective migration path to new PCI Express-based computers while maintaining a consistent PCI configuration. In addition, Magma products significantly increase Input/Output (I/O) capacity and scalability. Multiple expansion systems can be combined to provide an almost unlimited number of PCI slots* to a single computer. This type of scalability is especially useful in industries such as Telecom, Data Acquisition, Video Monitoring, Server Storage and Manufacturing Test Fixtures.
*As defined by the PCI Local Bus Specification, the theoretical maximum per computer is 255 PCI buses.

Easy Installation
The Magma 6 Slot PCI Express-to- PCI Expansion System consists of a x8 PCI Express host card, a high-speed iPass cable and a PCI(x) expansion chassis. The host card relays signals from the PCI Express slot inside the computer motherboard to a PCI(x) backplane inside the expansion chassis. The system is automatically configured by the system BIOS and all six high-performance PCI(x) slots within the expansion chassis appear transparent to the host computer.

*Please note that PCI and PCI-X are backwards compatible.

Features and BenefitsFeatures
• Easy Plug and Play installation
• Visible LEDs indicate correct installation
• Includes one 3-meter iPass cable
• 6 slot PCI-X backplane
• All slots support full-length PCI(x) cards
• 4U, black rack-mount enclosure
• ATX form factor allows backplane to be used in different types of enclosures
• Supports spread spectrum clocking
• 400W Standard or 400W Hot-Swappable Redundant Power Supply
• Dedicated fan for cooling PCI cards
• Optional PCI card hold down mechanism prevents cards from being dislodged during transportation
• Optional drive cage for mounting up to eight internal drives inside chassis
• Optional Chassis Trak® rack slide kit for rack cabinet installation
• CE certified and FCC Class A verified
• 30 Day Money Back Guarantee

Benefits
• Provides a link from PCI Express-based computers to legacy PCI hardware
• Cost effective solution for adding an unlimited number of PCI slots to PCI Express-based computers and servers
• Ideal migration path to small form factor servers,while maintaining a consistent PCI hardware configuration
• Substantially increase I/O capacity
• Supports universal and 3.3V PCI and PCI-X cards
• Multiple expansion systems can be used with a single computer
SpecificationsBackplane
6 PCI-X slots (66MHz)
PCI Local Bus Specification: Revision 2.3
PCI Bridge Architecture Specification: Revision 1.2

Cable
3-meter iPass cable


Interconnect Bandwidth
512 MB/sec (Theoretical Max. of PCI 64/66)

Enclosure
4U Black Rack-mount
19"W x 7"H x 17.7"D
Removable/cleanable air filter
24 lbs or 11.804 kg
Class A FCC Emissions

System Cooling
One large 82.5 CFM backplane fan
One fan in power supply

Host Connection
PCI Express Host card (x8) for standard height or low-profile slots
Dimensions (H x L) 2.7 x 3.2 in (69 x 81 mm)
PCI Express Bus Specification: Revision 1.0a

Host Card Power Consumption
0.15A @ +3.3V maximum

Rack Installation
Optional Chassis Track® rackside kit
Optional PCI card hold down kit

Hard-Drive Support
Optional Drive Cage

Chassis Power Supply
*Standard or Redundant Power Supply Available
Auto-Switching from 110 - 220V
Contact Magma for Current Specifications

Environmental
Ambient Temperature: 0º to 50º C,
Storage Temperature: -20º to 60º C,
Relative Humidity: 5% to 85%,
non-condensing

MTBF
53,000 hours

Regulatory Compliance
FCC Class AVerified
CE Certified
UL/CUL Listed
Supported Operating

Supported Operating Systems
Windows 7 (32bit/64bit)
Windows Vista (32bit/64bit)
Windows XP (32bit/64bit)
Windows Server 2003 (32bit)
Windows Server 2008 (32bit/64bit)
Mac OS 10.4+
Red Hat Linux 2.6x+
Solaris

Warranty
30 day money back guarantee
1 year return to factory
Short Description Magma 6 Slot PCI-X Expansion System.
Demo in Store N/A
Manufacturer Magma
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