IXS600 Gen3 Switch

Gen3 PCI Express Switch

Dolphin’s IXS600 High Speed PCI Express switch delivers with a powerful and flexible PCI Express solution. This Gen3 PCI Express switch supports I/O expansion and high throughput clustering by combining Gen3 x8 PCI Express speeds of 64Gbps with Dolphin’s clustering technology and IDT’s standard transparent bridging capabilities.


  • Gen3 8.0 Gbps per lane
  • Gen1 and Gen2 compliant
  • iPass Connectors
  • Eight PCI Express Gen3 x8 ports
  • NTB Hot Plug cabling support
  • 19 Inch 1U rackmountable
  • Redundant Fans
  • Front and rear status LEDs
  • 64 Gbit/s ports
  • Copper and Fiber-optic cables
Build a reflective memory solution with PCI Express

Product Data

IXS600 features gives users the ability to scale applications by connecting multiple cabled PCI Express devices in transparent mode or to cluster high speed processing solutions. As a key component of Dolphin’s PCI Express product family, the IXS600 provides the scalability for all types of cluster computing and I/O expansion applications.

The IXS600 is a switching component in Dolphin's PCI Express product family. This 8 port 1U cluster switch delivers 64 Gbps of non-blocking bandwidth per port at ultra low latency. Each connection is fully compliant with PCI Express Gen1, Gen2 and Gen3 I/O specifications. Standard iPass™ connectors are used to connect copper or fiber-optic cabling.

IXS600 PCI Express switch 8 node configurationFor Non Transparent Bridging (NTB) operations, the IXS600 is combined with Dolphin’s iPass based Host Adapters and XMC Adapters. Operating in NTB mode, Dolphin has solved the strict power on requirements normally associated with PCI Express. Hosts, cables, and the switch can be hot-swapped and power cycled in any order, providing real plug and play as normally expected from networking components.

The IXS600 supports Dolphin’s extensive PCI Express Software libraries to create a powerful and reliable communication solution for applications that benefit from an ultra-low latency, high performance cluster interconnect. Dolphin’s PCI Express Software enables standard and embedded Linux, Windows, RTX and VxWorks network applications to benefit from PCI Express performance without modification. This comprehensive solution is ideal for real-time, technical and high performance computing, cloud computing, and enterprise business applications.

Feature Description
Link Speed 64 Gbit/s
Application Performance 7.2 Gbytes/s application data rate
200ns port latency
Active Components IDT® PCI Express Gen3 Switch
PCI Express Base Specification 3
Ports 8 - x8 non-blocking 64Gbps ports
Cable Connections x8 iPass cable Connections
Copper cables - up to 5 meters at Gen2 speed, up to 2 meters at Gen3 speed
Fiber-Optic cable support- up to 100 meters (some limitations apply, contact Dolphin)
Power Consumption Auto-sensing power supply
110-240V AC 50-60Hz
Power consumption( including power to the optional fiber transceiver cables): Max 80 Watts
Management Rj45 and USB management ports
Operational status and alert LEDs
Mechanical Dimensions 1U, 19 inch rack mountable chassis
440mm(W) x 300mm(D) x 45mm(H)
Redundant Fans
Operating Environment Operating Temperature: 0°C - 55°C
Relative Humidity: 5% - 95% (non- condensing)
Storage Environment Storage Temperature: -25°C - 70°C
Relative Humidity: 10% - 95% (non- condensing>)
Software SuperSockets™ Berkley Sockets API
Microsoft WinSock2/LSP support
SISCI API
TCP/IP Driver
Regulatory CE Mark
FCC Class A
RoHS
Safety IEC 60950-1:2005 (Second Edition), Am 1: 2009
EN 60950-1:2006 + A11:2009 + A1:2010 + A12:2011
A CB test certificate is available upon request.
EMC EN 55022 (2010)
EN 55024 (1998) + A1 (2001) + A2 (2003)
EN 61000-6-2 (2005)
Operating System Windows
Linux
VxWorks
RTX
IXS600 - PCI Express Gen 3 Switch