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PCIe adapter boards

Introduction

Here you can find description and visuals of the various adapters (breakout boards) for xiX cameras and xiB cameras.

NOTE

It is critical to avoid mixing the ports of HOST and TARGET since it could lead to damage or failure.
A Port is the interface between a PCI Express component and the Link - it consists of differential transmitters and receivers.
Upstream Port is a port that points in the direction of the root complex.
Downstream Port is a port that points away from the root complex.
An endpoint port is therefore, by definition, always an upstream port.
A root complex port(s) is a downstream port.

Overview

You can find visual representation and diagrams of the options and how they correlate in these files:

Overview of current adapter options - how do different breakout boards look like + 3D STEP files
Diagram for explanation - how do different slots look like (Mini PCIe, M.2, PCIe x4, PCIe x8, iPass etc.)


The basic idea of these boards, switches, adapters or simply called Accessories is either to connect PCIe camera with computer (processing unit) or aggregate several cameras into a hub together for multi camera compact system.
It is important to distinguish between ports and cameras with x2 lanes and x4 lanes:
The x2 version provides/requires bandwidth of 6.4 Gbits or 800 MB/s
The x4 version provides/requires bandwidth of 14 Gbits or 1750 MB/s


x2 lane adapters

List of Breakout boards with x2 lanes - part numbers and description:

ADPT-MX-X2G2-IPASS-HOST
From: iPass X2G2 (X2G2 configuration)(Upstream Port)
To: X2G2 flat ribbon cable (Downstream Port)

Enables connection of fiber optics or copper iPass cable to a device like the xiB camera or xSwitch board. ADPT-MX-X2G2-IPASS-HOST.PNG ADPT-MX-X2G2-IPASSHOST-FL.jpg

There are two possibilities how to wire Master-Slave connection:


ADPT-MX-X2G2-IPASS-TARGET
From: X2G2 flat ribbon cable (Upstream Port) - opposite side of board in the picture
To: iPass X4G2 (Downstream Port)

Enables connection of fiber optics or copper iPass cable to a device like the xiB camera or xSwitch board.

ADPT-MX-X2G2-IPASS-TARGET-top.PNG ADPT-MX-X2G2-IPASSTARG.jpg


NOTE: Incorrectly exchanging two breakout boards mentioned above may cause damage to xiX cameras.


ADPT-MX-X2G2-MINI-PCIE
From: Mini PCIe
To: X2G2 flat ribbon cable

Enables connection of xiX X2G2 camera models to mini PCIe socket on your computers main board.

ADPT-MX-X2G2-MINI-PCIE-top.PNG ADPT-MX-X2G2-MINI-PCIE.jpg


ADPT-MX-X2G2-PCIE
From: PCIe interface
To: X2G2 flat ribbon cable

Enables connection of xiX X2G2 camera models directly to PCIe x4 socket on your computers main board.

ADPT-MX-X2G2-PCIE.PNG ADPT-MX-X2G2-PCIE-FL.jpg

There are three possibilities how to wire Master-Slave connection:


ADPT-MX-X2G2-M2
From: M.2
To: X2G2 flat ribbon cable

Enables connection of xiX X2G2 camera models directly to M.2 socket on your computers main board.

ADPT-MX-X2G2-M2.PNG ADPT-MX-X2G2-M2.jpg


ADPT-MX-X2G2-M2SSD
From: X2G2 flat ribbon cable
To: M.2 SSD socket

Enables connection of SSD storage via flat ribbon cable infrastructure.

ADPT-MX-X2G2-M2SSD-top.PNG



x4 lane adapters

List of Breakout boards with x4 lanes - part numbers (description is the same only with x4 lanes):

ADPT-MX-X4G2-IPASS-HOST
From: iPass X4G2
To: X4G2 flat ribbon cable(Upstream Port)

Enables connection of fiber optics or copper iPass cable to a device like the xiB camera or xSwitch board.

ADPT-MX-X4G2-IPASS-HOST-top.PNG ADPT-MX-X4G2-IPASSHOST-FV.jpg


ADPT-MX-X4G2-IPASS-TARGET
From: X4G2 flat ribbon cable(Downstream Port)
To: iPass X4G2

ADPT-MX-X4G2-IPASS-TARGET-top.PNG ADPT-MX-X4G2-IPASSTARG-FV.jpg


NOTE: Incorrectly exchanging two breakout boards mentioned above may cause damage to xiX cameras.


ADPT-MX-X4G2-M2
From: M.2
To: X4G2 flat ribbon cable

ADPT-MX-X4G2-M2-top.PNG ADPT-MX-X4G2-M2-FV.jpg


ADPT-MX-X4G2-MINI-PCIE
From: Mini PCIe
To: X4G2 flat ribbon cable

ADPT-MX-X4G2-MINI-PCIE-top.PNG ADPT-MX-X4G2-MINI-PCIE-FV.jpg


ADPT-MX-X4G2-PCIE
From: PCIe interface
To: X4G2 flat ribbon cable

ADPT-MX-X4G2-PCIE.PNG ADPT-MX-X4G2-PCIE-FV.jpg


ADPT-MX-X2G2-X4G2
From: X2G2 flat ribbon cable
To: X4G2 flat ribbon cable (both directions)


ADPT-MX-X2G2-X4G2_CtoH.PNG ADPT-MX-X2G2-X4G2_HtoC.PNG