CompactPCI® Serial is a new PICMG®
specification for modular computers based on
high speed signals, comprising PCI Express®,
SATA, Ethernet and USB channels. In hybrid
systems, CompactPCI® Serial backplanes and
modules can be used concurrently together
with legacy CompactPCI® cards.
A typical EKF hybrid system provides two
backplanes, with their system slots center
aligned side by side. To the left, a CompactPCI®
CPU card such as the CCM-BOOGIE controls the
legacy section. To the right, the SJ1-JAM acts as
the CompactPCI® Serial system slot controller.
The SJ1-JAM is a side card (mezzanine board)
to the CPU card, which results in a 8HP
common front panel for the entire assembly.
The SJ1-JAM delivers 4 PCI Express® lanes to the
CompactPCI® Serial backplane, configurable 4x1
or 1x4. Up to 8 SATA channels are available in
total. 5 SATA channels are derived from a RAID
controller, suitable e.g. for level 0/1/3/5/10
operation. The SJ1-JAM is equipped with two
Gigabit Ethernet controllers, individually
switchable either for backplane communication
or front panel usage. In addition, 6 USB ports
are routed to the backplane.
The SJ1-JAM is also a fully featured side card,
e.g. with a secondary DVI video output, HD
Audio Codec, and EIA 232 serial I/O. As a
rugged on-board storage solution, either a 2.5-
inch SATA drive or a 1.8-inch SATA Solid State
Drive module fits on the SJ1-JAM.