Two expansion PICMG 1.3 backplanes with Matrox validation

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Advantech is releasing the PCE-5B12-00 and PCE-7B17-00. These backplanes feature great expansion capability, plentiful ATX/EPS power inputs, and are fully compatible with Matrox’s Mura MPX series, which makes them suitable for applications requiring strong graphics capability and high computing power. Examples include industrial applications such as control rooms, surveillance, machine vision inspection, and DSP carrier platforms.

PCE-5B12-00 provides ten ×16 PCIe 2.0 card slots with PCIe ×16 link and one ×16 PCIe 2.0 card slot with ×4 link; these enable the system integrator to design multiple, powerful video/graphics or DSP full-size controller cards in a single system. To overcome the lack of space for powerful DSP and graphics controller cards, PCE-5B12-00 has optimised PCIe slot placement, and supports up to seven dual-width, full-size PCIe ×16 cards in a single system.

PCE-7B17-00, with five PCIe ×8 and 11 PCIe ×4 slots, provides yet another multiple-expansion option. This is also Advantech’s first fully PCI express 3.0-compliant backplane. PCI express3.0 support enlarges the data transfer bandwidth between processor and all of the PCI express slots, which boosts system performance for streaming video display, and helps the system integrator to build an efficient machine vision inspection environment.

In 2012 the Matrox laboratory in Canada started performing strict certifications for function compatibility and reliability. The PCE-5B12-00 and PCE-7B17-00 both proved fully compatible with their Mura MPX Series for video wall-related applications. The expansion capability of PCE-7B17-00 supports up to 180 input sources, and can output to up to 20 HD displays; PCE-5B12-00 supports up to 40 input sources, can output to up to 40 HD displays. These reliable backplanes provide OEMs, system integrators, resellers, and installers with the opportunity to build world-class, high-impact video walls for applications in digital signage, control rooms, security and surveillance.

Key features of PCE-5B12-00 and PCE-7B17-00 PCI Express Backplanes:

  • Matrox-lab-validated for use with Matrox Mura MPX Series (MPX4/4, V8, V16) video wall controller boards
  • For scalable video wall controllers and DSP computing systems,Designed to deliver maximum power to each PCIe slot
  • Long life cycle, with 7+ year backplane availability

The PCE-5B12-00 and PCE-7B17-00 backplanesare compatible with Advantech PICMG1.3 SHB (System Host Board), and Advantech IPC-622/623 and ACP-5360/7360 20-slot rack-mount chassis. The outstanding expansion and performance features make this system a suitable computing platform for advanced industrial applications. PCE-5B12-00 and PCE-7B17-00 are now available for order and ready for shipment. Please contact your local sales office or visit the Advantech website for more details.

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