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CompactPCI® Express (PXI Express™)

Quad Port USB 3.0 Host Adapter

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CompactPCI® Express (PXI Express™) • Quad Port USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Controller

The EB3-TONE is a peripheral slot board for CompactPCI® Express (aka PXI Express™) systems, equipped with a quad port USB 3.0 compliant host controller. All four USB connectors are available from the front panel for attachment of USB devices.

The EB3-TONE can be installed into any peripheral slot of a CompactPCI® Express or PXI Express™ backplane. The front panel USB 3.0 host connectors can deliver up to 1.5A VBUS (+5V) each.


Summary of Features

  • PICMG® CompactPCI® Express standard (EXP.0) peripheral slot card type 1 or type 2
  • PXI Express™ peripheral slot card
  • Single Size Eurocard 3U 4HP 100x160mm2
  • Backplane connectors XJ3, XJ4 (type 2 peripheral slot)
  • CompactPCI® Express backplane connector XP1 (+12V power) optional (type 1 peripheral slot)
  • CompactPCI® Express backplane connector XJ4 with F2 key for CompactPCI® Express & PXI Express™ systems (F1 key available on request)
  • PCIe x 1 upstream - Gen2 (5.0Gbps) required for optimum performance

USB Interfaces
  • Texas Instruments PCI Express® to quad-port USB 3.0 controller
  • PCI Express® x 1 Gen2 interface for optimum performance
  • USB 3.0 xHCI (eXtensible host controller interface) SuperSpeed supported
  • USB 2.0 high-speed, full-speed, low-speed supported
  • 4 x front panel Type A USB 3.0 host connectors
  • VBUS (+5V) 1.5A high current power switches assigned to front panel connectors (may require a backplane slot populated w. XJ1 power connector, dependent of the total external load via VBUS)

Environment & Regulation
  • Designed & manufactured in Germany
  • ISO 9001 certified quality management
  • Long term availability
  • Rugged solution (coating/sealing available on request)
  • RoHS compliant
  • Operating temperature: -40°C to +85°C (industrial temperature range)
  • 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 65.8 years
  • EC Regulations EN55022, EN55024, EN60950-1 (UL60950-1/IEC60950-1)

EB3-TONE - Simplified Block Diagram

EB3-TONE - Simplified Block Diagram

Application Example - Vision System w. EB3-TONE

Application Example - Vision System w. EB3-TONE
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