Backplanes which feature great expansion capability

Paul Boughton

Advantech is releasing PCE-5B12-00 and PCE-7B17-00 backplanes which feature great expansion capability, plentiful ATX/EPS power inputs, and are fully compatible with Matrox’s Mura MPX series, which makes them suitable for applications requiring strong graphics capability and high computing power. Examples include industrial applications such as control rooms, surveillance, machine vision inspection, and DSP carrier platforms.

PCE-5B12-00 provides 10 x16 PCIe 2.0 card slots with PCIe x16 link and one x16 PCIe 2.0 card slot with x4 link; these enable the system integrator to design multiple, powerful video/graphics or DSP full-size controller cards in a single system. To overcome the lack of space for powerful DSP and graphics controller cards, PCE-5B12-00 has optimised PCIe slot placement, and supports up to seven dual-width, full-size PCIe x16 cards in a single system.

PCE-7B17-00, with five PCIe x8 and eleven PCIe x4 slots, provides yet another multiple-expansion solution. This is also Advantech’s first fully PCI express 3.0 compliant backplane. PCI express3.0 support enlarges the data transfer bandwidth between processor and all of the PCI express slots, which boosts system performance for streaming video display, and helps the system integrator to build an efficient machine vision inspection environment.

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