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XMC Mezzanine Module - SATA Storage
Dual-Channel SATA2 Controller & 1.8-Inch microSATA Solid State Drive
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DX1-LYNX - SATA II & Solid State Drive
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DX1-LYNX XMC Mezzanine Module

SATA II Controller & 1.8-Inch Solid State Drive (SSD)

The DX1-LYNX is a XMC style single-width mezzanine card, equipped with a dual-channel PCI Express to SATA II controller, and one or two 1.8-inch Micro SATA solid state drives (SSD).

The SATA controller allows RAID or non RAID operation. As an alternate (assembly options) to the on-board drive(s), each SATA channel can be used for attachment of external SATA storage devices, either through the front bezel connectors (eSATA type), or via rear I/O (across the P14 connector to a suitable host carrier board).

As of current, suitable on-board mounting Micro SATA solid state drives are available with 64GB and beyond storage capacity, delivering sufficient space for installation of any popular operating system.

A single drive will be mounted on the component side (side 1) of the mezzanine card (facing the carrier board when module is engaged). As an option, a second drive can be accommodated on the back side (module side 2, on top of the stack when mezzanine card is engaged).

Flash technology based SATA drives, both SLC and also MLC architecture, provide significant advantages compared to rotating memory solutions (aka hard disk), e.g. less power consumption, faster data I/O transfers, lower latency time, industrial temperature grade and superior immunity against shock and vibration. Nevertheless also a hard drive with Micro SATA connector could be employed on the DX1-LYNX, for potential cost savings.

DX1-LYNX SATA (RAID) Controller

DX1-LYNX SATA (RAID) Controller on a XMC Module

The DX1-LYNX can accommodate one or even two 1.8-inch microSATA standard form factor drive(s) according to the SFF-8144 specification, which results in a 5.0 mm maximum height, and 78.5mm x 54.0mm dimensions.

A mounting frame is used to hold each drive, for extremely rugged applications.

DX1-LYNX - Simplified Block Diagram

DX1-LYNX - Simplified Block Diagram
DX1-LYNX - Sectional Drawing

DX1-LYNX - Sectional Drawing
DX1-LYNX Top View

DX1-LYNX - Top View
Feature Summary DX1-LYNX
Form Factor
  • XMC single-width mezzanine card 149mm x 74mm
  • Stack height 10mm XMC to host
Host I/F
  • P15 XMC - PCI Express, single lane, single link
  • Option XMC 2.0 connector P15 (white housing)
  • P14 PMC (Option) - Rear I/O SATA
SATA Controller
  • JMB363 PCI Express to SATA controller
  • Dual-channel SATA II 3Gbps
  • Option RAID Level 0/1/10
  • Serial ATA AHCI compliant
  • Supports SATA II Gen1m and Gen2m (eSATA)
  • Supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
  • Drivers available at ftp://driver.jmicron.com.tw
Solid State Drive
  • Module suitable for 1.8-inch Micro SATA SSD (alternatively hard disk drive), dimensions according to SFF-8144 (54mm x 78.5mm x 5mm)
  • Variety of industrial grade Micro SATA SSD manufacturers, e.g. Intel, Micron, Samsung, SanDisk, STEC, Supertalent, 64GB or beyond, SLC or MLC available, high speed data transfer
  • SSD can be provided by EKF or by customer
  • Single- or dual-drive option (RAID option for dual-drive)
SATA Connectors
  • Each SATA channel can be individually assigned either to an on-board drive, to a front bezel eSATA receptacle, or to the rear I/O connector (these are permanent manufacturing options, consider before ordering)
  • P1: 15-pos. Micro SATA connector, suitable for 1.8-inch top mount drive (side 1 - module component side), option
  • P2: 15-pos. Micro SATA connector, suitable for 1.8-inch bottom mount drive (side 2 - module back side), option
  • P3, P4: Front bezel eSATA receptacles channel 1 / 2, option
  • P14: PMC rear I/O connector, option
Thermal Conditions
  • Operating temperature: 0°C ... +70°C
  • Storage temperature: -40°C ... +85°C, max. gradient 5°C/min
Environmental Conditions
  • Humidity 5% ... 95% non condensing
  • Altitude -300m ... +3000m
  • Shock 15g 0.33ms, 6g 6ms
  • Vibration 1g 5-2000Hz
MTBF tbd * 106h
subject to technical changes

DX1-LYNX Front Bezel

DX1-LYNX Front Bezel

1.8-Inch Micro SATA SSD (Intel®)

1.8-Inch Micro SATA SSD (Intel®)

Ordering Information
Please refer to List 22 for popular DX1-*-LYNX SKUs

SK2-SESSION XMC Carrier Card w. DX1-LYNX XMC Module
SK2-SESSION XMC Carrier Card w. DX1-LYNX XMC Module

CPU Board, PMC/XMC Carrier Card, DX1-LYNX XMC Module
CPU Board, PMC/XMC Carrier Card, DX1-LYNX XMC Module (Dual Drive Option)
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