Compact PCI Serial® to PCI Express® Card Adapter

The SA1-FUSION is a peripheral slot board for PICMG® CompactPCI® Serial systems and acts as carrier for a low profile PCI Express® card. The SA1-FUSION is provided with a PCIe x8 connector (option x4, x1) and accommodates a PCIe card with dimensions up to 147mm x 83.75mm.
With respect to the PCIe x8 connector, the SA1-FUSION is equipped with the backplane connectors P1/P2 for support of up to 8 PCI Express® lanes when inserted into a CompactPCI® Serial Fat Pipe Slot. On the x1 or x4 SA1-FUSION versions, only P1 is populated.
The SA1-0100-FUSION requires only a single PCI Express® lane from the backplane, passed over across the connector P1 to the on-board PCIe x 1 connector. With respect to the SA1-0400-FUSION (PCIe x 4 connector), four PE lanes would be required, which are provided by a CompactPCI® Serial fat pipe slot, but may be available in some cases also from an ordinary peripheral slot. Both carrier board options, the SA1-0100 and SA1-0400, allow for up to 148mm x 83.75mm PCIe card dimensions.
The maximum performance can be achieved with the SA1-0800-FUSION, due to the PCIe x8 on-board connector. Since both backplane connectors P1/P2 are required in order to pass over eight PE lanes from a CompactPCI® Serial fat pipe slot, the maximum length of a PCIe card would be limited by the position of P2 to 139mm.
The SA1-FUSION is provided with a PCIe clock buffer for optimum signal integrity.

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Ordering Information

  • PCI Express card adapter/carrier board 8HP, PCIe x 4 socket
  • PCI Express card adapter/carrier board 8HP, PCIe x 8 socket


  • PICMG® CompactPCI® Serial Standard (CPCI-S.0) Peripheral Slot or Fat Pipe Slot Card
  • Single Size Eurocard 3U 8HP 100x160mm2
  • cPCI-S Backplane Connector P1 (Mandatory with all SA1-FUSION Options)
  • cPCI-S Backplane Connector P2 (SA1-0800-FUSION only, for PCIe x 8 Fat Pipe Slot)
  • Carrier Board for Single Limited Size PCI Express® Card
  • Maximum Dimensions 148mm x 83.75mm (SA1-0100-FUSION, SA1-0400-FUSION)
  • Maximum Dimensions 139mm x 83.75mm (SA1-0800-FUSION)
  • PCIe Connector x 1 (SA1-0100-FUSION)
  • PCIe Connector x 4 (SA1-0400-FUSION)
  • PCIe Connector x 8 (SA1-0800-FUSION)
  • PCI Express® Clock Buffer on-Board
  • Commercial and Industrial Temperature Range
  • Long Term Availability
  • Rugged Solution (Coating/Sealing Available on Request)
  • RoHS compliant

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