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XMC Mezzanine Module - SATA Storage
6Gbps M.2 (NGFF) RAID

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DX5-ANT XMC Mezzanine Module

Quad Channel 6G SATA Controller • Triple M.2 (NGFF) SATA SSD Module Sockets

The DX5-ANT is a XMC style mezzanine card, equipped with a quad-channel PCI Express® to SATA 6Gbps controller, and three on-board sockets for SATA based M.2 module solid state drives (SSD). M.2 (formerly known as NGFF) is a fast growing storage module form factor, with scalable dimensions, typically 22x42mm2 up to 22x80mm2 . The Marvell® SATA 3.0 on-board controller allows RAID or non RAID operation. A front bezel eSATA connector is provided for attachment of an external SATA storage device.

The DX5-ANT connects up to four SATA III (6G) devices to a PCIe 2.0 host, delivering up to 1 Gigabyte-per-second (GBps) bandwidth when a two-lane 5.0 Gbps interface is available. In addition, hardware RAID level 0/1/10 operation is supported, enabled by an integrated ARM-based processor to offload the host CPU. With multiple M.2 SSD modules populated on the DX5-ANT, a fast and reliable Terabyte RAID or JBOD system can be configured, suitable e.g. for industrial mass storage applications.



DX5-ANT - Simplified Block Diagram

DX5-ANT - Simplified Block Diagram
Feature Summary

  • XMC single-width mezzanine card 139mm x 74mm
  • Stack height 10mm XMC to host
  • Host I/F Connector P15 XMC (Option XMC 2.0)
  • x 1 or x 2 PCI Express® 2.0 (5.0 Gbps), single or dual lane

SATA RAID Controller
  • Marvell® PCI Express® 2.0 to SATA III host controller
  • Four SATA 6Gbps interface ports (backward support 3Gbps and 1.5Gbps)
  • Native Command Queuing
  • Hardware RAID 0/1/10
  • On-the-fly AES encryption 128/256-bit
  • AHCI driver support
  • Marvell HyperDuo technology for automated SSD/HDD tiering

Front I/O
  • Front bezel eSATA connector for attachment of an external device
  • eSATA is limited to 3Gbps by SATA specification
  • eSATA is limited to 2m external cable length by SATA specification
  • 6Gbps data rate and/or 5m eSATA cable length with suitable peripheral eSATA devices

M.2 SATA Module Sockets
  • Up to three on-board M.2 (NGFF) SATA SSD modules
  • 2230 - 2242 - 2260 - 2280 module size, single- or double-sided, B-key
  • Various brands of M.2 SSDs available (e.g. Intel, Micron, Samsung)
  • RAID option for dual or triple device configuration

Environmental, Regulatory
  • Designed & manufactured in Germany
  • ISO 9000 certified quality management
  • Long term availability
  • Rugged solution
  • Coating, sealing, underfilling on request
  • RoHS compliant 2002/95/EC
  • Operating temperature 0°C to +70°C (commercial temperature range)
  • Operating temperature -40°C to +85°C (industrial temperature range) on request
  • Storage temperature -40°C to +85°C, max. gradient 5°C/min
  • Humidity 5% ... 95% RH non condensing
  • Altitude -300m ... +3000m
  • Shock 15g 0.33ms, 6g 6ms
  • Vibration 1g 5-2000Hz
  • MTBF 91.0 years
  • EC Regulations EN55022, EN55024, EN60950-1 (UL60950-1/IEC60950-1)
subject to technical changes

Ordering Information
Please refer to List 22 for popular DX5-ANT SKUs

DX5-ANT XMC Module
DX5-ANT XMC Module (Front Side View)

XMC Carrier Card w. DX5-ANT XMC Module
XMC Carrier Card w. DX5-ANT XMC Module
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