XMC Mezzanine Module • Quad Channel SATA Controller

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The DX4-BADGER is a XMC style mezzanine card, equipped with a quad-channel PCI Express® to SATA 6Gbps controller, and three on-board sockets for mSATA solid state drives (SSD). With a capacity available of up to 1TB as of current, mSATA is a fast growing storage module form factor. The Marvell® SATA 3.0 controller allows RAID or non RAID operation, and incorporates speed negotiation to backward support 3Gbps and 1.5Gbps. A front bezel eSATA connector is provided for attachment of an external SATA storage device. The DX4-BADGER connects up to four SATA III (6G) devices to a PCIe 2.0 host, delivering up to 1 Gigabyte-per-second (GBps) bandwidth when a two-lane 5.0 Gbps interface is available. In addition, hardware RAID operation is supported, running with an enhanced ARM-based processor to offload the host CPU, and Marvell® HyperDuo technology for automated SSD/HDD tiering. With respect to the three mSATA sockets provided on the DX4-BADGER, a Terabyte RAID system can be simply configured.

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  • XMC single-width mezzanine card 149mm x 74mm
  • Stack height 10mm XMC to host

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