A host adapter – plugged into a free PCIe slot in the host PC/system (Gen2 or Gen3) – is so connected to the backplane via the client adapter.
The “host adapter X8” supports 8 PCIe Gen3 lines which are connected to the client adapter via 4 mini display port cables (2 lines each).
A jumper can be used to select whether the cabling is inside (e.g., Case #2) or outside (Case #3, Case #4) of a case.
With Digital Devices cables, the optimal setting in the host and client adapters is done automatically.
Cable lengths from 0.5 – 7 m are possible.
There is a Low Profile and a Full Profile slot bracket available.
|Achievable data rates||Cable 1||+ Cable 2||+ Cable 3+4|
|PCIe Generation1||5 Gbit/s||10 Gbit/s||20 Gbit/s|
|PCIe Generation1||10 Gbit/s||20 Gbit/s||40 Gbit/s|
|PCIe Generation1||16 Gbit/s||32 Gbit/s||64 Gbit/s|
Note: The PCIe specification only provides for PCIe x1 as a mandatory fallback option.