CompactPCI® Serial PCI Express® Card Adapter • PCIe® x8 • PCI Express® Card Carrier

The SA4-COUNTRY is a peripheral slot board for PICMG® CompactPCI® Serial systems and acts as carrier for a low profile PCI Express® Card. The SA4-COUNTRY is provided with a PCIe x8 connector (option x4, x1) and accommodates a PCIe® card with maximum dimensions of up to 176mm (length) x 68.9mm (height). Covered by a metallic shell, the PCI Express® Card protrudes slightly from the front panel, for optimum board space utilization. The SA4-COUNTRY is equipped with the backplane connectors P1/P2 for support of up to eight PCI Express® lanes when inserted into a CompactPCI® Serial fat pipe slot. For the x1 or x4 options, only P1 is required. For optimum signal integrity, PCI Express® Gen3 redrivers are provided on-board, and also a clock buffer. As an option, a 50mm axial fan can be mounted at the SA4-COUNTRY bottom side, for a forced air flow under a demanding PCIe® card.

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General Information


  • PICMG® CompactPCI® Serial Standard (CPCI-S.0)
  • Single Size Eurocard 3U 8HP 100x160mm2, assembly extension through front panel (metal cap 13.5mm)
  • Actual front panel width may vary depending on customers special needs for system integration and the particular PCI Express® Card in use
  • Suitable for CompactPCI® Serial peripheral slot (PCI Express® enabled)
  • CompactPCI® Serial fat pipe slot PCIe x8 or at least peripheral slot PCIe x4 recommended
  • CompactPCI® Serial backplane connectors P1 & P2 for PCI Express® x8
  • CompactPCI® Serial backplane connector P1 for PCI Express® x4

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