9 x PCI - Express Slots
1 x SBC PICMG Slot ( for stand-alone operation)
Daisy chain multiple backplanes to provide up to 25 PCIe slots
S-Link and H-Link Cards
The S-Link can be used to configure the Express 9 as an expansion backplane from a standard PC or from other Express 9 backplanes by connecting to a H-Link card.
Connecting the Express9 Backplane to a Host Machine
Note: The host PC requires a PCIe x8 or x16 lane (physical) slot for installing the H-Link card
|PCIExpress9 backplane||9 slot PCI express backplane providing 8 x 4 lane slots and 1 x 8 lane slot.
|S-Link||The S-Link card is a PICMG 1.3 PCIe expansion receiver card installed into the SBC slot located on the Express9 backplane. It is connected to the H-Link card using the Ex-Cable.|
|H-Link||The H-Link card is a host link adapter which is installed on the host machines motherboard or an Express9. It is connected to the S-Link card using the Ex-Cable.|
|Ex-cable||The Ex-cable is a 0.75M expansion cable used to connect the Express9 back plane to the host machine via the Ex-link and H-link cards.|