PCI Express Gen 1 Expansion Chassis

DXE410 PCI Express Expansion Chassis

The Dolphin DXE410 PCI Express Expansion Chassis is unique for its flexibility, ease of use, and scalability. The DXE410 adds both PCI Express slot and distance scalability to low cost servers and workstations with limited PCI Express slots. Enterprise and Embedded application developers can lower system cost and cooling requirements by dis-aggregating their I/O from servers and workstations. The DXE410 supports both copper and fiber optic cabling, allowing it to connect to a host up to 100 meters away. 


  • 430 Watt Power Supply
  • Cabling Options Up to 100 Meters
  • Self Configuring¬†Slots
  • Remote Power-on
  • 8 Slot PCI Express Expansion Chassis
  • Copper and Fiber Optic Cabling Options
  • x4 or x8 PCI Express Slots
  • 20 Gbit/s Performance
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The Dolphin DXE410 PCI Express Expansion Chassis is unique for its flexibility, ease of use, and scalability. The DXE410 adds both PCI Express slot and distance scalability to low cost servers and workstations with limited PCI Express slots. Enterprise and Embedded application developers can lower system cost and cooling requirements by dis-aggregating their I/O from servers and workstations. The DXE410 supports both copper and fiber optic cabling, allowing it to connect to a host up to 100 meters away. In conjunction with the DXH510 PCI Express Host Adapter, transfer rates between the host and the expansion chassis can reach up to 20 Gbps.

The DXE410 supports both x4 and x8 PCI Express slots. A total of eight configurable PCI Express slots are available. Applications requiring higher performance can configure the chassis for up to four x8 PCI Express slots, while applications requiring more slots can be configured for eight x4 PCI Express slots. The chassis is self configuring based on which slots are selected in the chassis, so multiple configurations are available.

Dolphin implemented the DXE410 with several ease of use features, such as self configuring slots and remote power-on via fiber optics. The remote power-on feature provides the capability to locate the expansion chassis up to 100 meters away from the host, but the DXE410 will power-on when the host powers on. Remote power-on aids in system deployment and maintenance, reducing setup time and configuration. The DXE410 is a flexible system that allows users to scale both distance and performance.

KEY PRODUCT FEATURES

  • Eight slot PCI Express expansion chassis with high speed x8 PCI Express and x4 PCI Express support
  • 20 Gbps interconnect performance between expansion chassis and host system
  • Automatic chassis power-on from host over fiber or copper cabling provides ease of installation and setup
  • Provides both copper and fiber optic cabling options for connection to host
  • Automatic slot configuration for x4 or x8 slots provides flexibility for performance applications
  • 430 Watt power supply supports high end graphics and storage solutions
  • Provides cable distance support for up to 10 meters via copper cabling and 100 meters with fiber optic cabling from host
  • Feature Description
    Link Speed 20 Gbit/s
    PCI Express Specification 1.0a
    Physical Specifications Cable Connections:
    Copper cabling
    Fiber optic via pluggable transceivers

    Cable Distances:
    Copper - 10 meters
    Fiber optic - up to 100 meters
    Fans Two 12cm dual ball bearing fans
    Up to 208 CFM
    Slots 8 PCI Express slots
    Self configuring slots
    4 - x8 slots
    8 - x4 slots
    Power Remote power-on
    430 Watt power supply
    Mechanical Dimensions 482 (W) x 481 (D) x 177 (H) mm
    Operating Environment Operating Temperature: 0°C - 55°C
    Relative Humidity: 5% - 95% non-condensing
    Altitude: 0 - 3000 meters
    Drives Up to three 5.25" and one 3.5" disk driver
    Regulatory CE Mark, commercial
    FCC Class A
    Operating System All Operating Systems