Kontron xPB-6E5PO: PICMG 1.3-compliant 2U butterfly backplane for PCI Express Gen 2 system designs

by donpedro

The new Kontron 2U Butterfly Backplane xPB-6E5PO for PICMG 1.3-based system designs boasts comprehensive PCI Express Gen 2 support in the smallest of spaces. Compared to competing custom solutions, the PICMG 1.3-compliant standard component offers a more cost-effective and fast system design using COTS components, ultimately helping to accelerate OEMs’ time-to-market and reducing total cost of ownership.

Thanks to PCI Express Gen 2 support, the Kontron 2U backplane xPB-6E5PO is designed for highest throughput (5.0 GT/s) with the latest frame grabbers, graphics and network cards. The space-saving butterfly backplane was developed for image processing, gaming and infotainment as well as networking applications. Via standard graphics cards, the high-speed backplane can provide, for example, 10 displays with different video signals. With high-end components, control of up to 40 monitors – each with different content – is possible. In the same way, very fast image processing systems with multiple frame grabbers and graphics cards or ultra-bandwidth routers with integrated firewall and 2 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet for upstream and downstream can be implemented. For expansion ports, the new Kontron backplane offers 1 x PEG (PCIe ×16), 1 × PCIe ×8 and 3 × PCIe ×4 as well as the PICMG 1.3 slot for the SHB (system host board). Connections for 4 × USB 2.0, 2 × SATA and 1 × LAN round out the interface offerings of the new Kontron PICMG 1.3 Backplane.

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