IXH610 Host Adapter

PCI Express Gen2 Host Adapter

The Dolphin Express IXH610 is based on a Gen2 PCI Express non-transparent bridging architecture. This low profile PCI Express x8 adapter card provides 40 Gbits/s performance over a standard PCIe external cabling system. The IXH610 features transparent Host operation and non-transparent bridging (NTB), along with clock isolation.


  • x8 PCI Express port
  • PIO and DMA RDMA
  • iPass Connector
  • Low Profile Design
  • Up to 7m Copper Cables
  • Transparent HOST bridging
  • Non Transparent Bridging
  • 40 Gbit/s Performance
Scale out PCI Express with the IXS600

Product Data

The Dolphin Express IXH610 is based on a Gen2 PCI Express non-transparent bridging architecture. This low profile PCI Express x8 adapter card provides 40 Gbits/s performance over a standard PCIe external cabling system. The IXH610 features transparent Host and non-transparent bridging (NTB), along with clock isolation. These powerful features make the adapter an ideal interconnect for applications such as test and measurement, medical equipment, and scientific computing.

Used in transparent Host mode, the card will run without the need for special drivers, while supporting standard PCI Express devices and device drivers. In NTB mode, the IXH610 offers Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) for high performance system to system communication. The IXH610 enables system clock isolation. By isolating the system clock and transmitting a very low jitter high quality clock to downstream devices, the IXH610 offers users improved signal quality and increased cable distances. The card also includes an EEPROM to support device re-configuration.

Data transfers are conducted through either Direct Memory Access (DMA) or Programmed IO (PIO). The IXH610 supports DMA transfer for larger packet sizes and processor off-load. PIO enables highly efficient transfer of small packets at the lowest latency. The combination of DMA and PIO creates a optimal data transfer system.

The Dolphin Express IXH610 cards flexibility in supporting both transparent Host and non-transparent bridging enables use in many PCI Express applications. It can connect point to point to create a high performance system connection or connect to any other PCI Express piece of equipment, IO system, and other PCI Express end point. The IXH610 utilizes a standard x8 PCI Express iPass cabling system, enabling it to connect to third party PCI Express cabled systems. Connectivity to PCI Express x4 systems is fully supported using a PCI Express x8 to x4 transition cable.

The IXH610 card does not support transparent Target use-cases. Please use the IXH611 adapter card if you need a Transparent Target card (e.g. for installation into a standard PCI Express Expansion box.

Performance

IXH610 Latency

IXH610 Throughput

Feature Description
Link Speed 40 Gbit/s
Application Performance 0.74 microsecond latency (application to application)
3500 Megabytes/s throughput.
Active Components IDT® PES24NT6AG2 x8 Gen 2 PCI Express Switch
PCI Express Base Specification 2.1
Topologies Point to Point, Switched
Cable Connections One x8 PCI Express Connection
Power Consumption 3,3 Volt - 7 watts
Mechanical Dimensions PCI Express Card Electromechanical Specification 2.0
Operating Environment Operating Temperature: 0°C - 55°C
Relative Humidity: 5% -(95% non- condensing
Software SuperSockets™ Berkley Sockets API
Microsoft WinSock2/LSP support
SISCI API
TCP/IP Driver
Regulatory CE Mark
FCC Class A
RoHS
EMC EN 55022 (2010)
EN 55024 (1998) + A1 (2001) + A2 (2003)
EN 61000-6-2 (2005)
Operating System Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8
Linux
VxWorks
RTX

IXH610 - NTB + Transparent Host

IXH611 - Transparent Target