CompactPCI® Serial • M.2 PCIe x4 (NVMe) SSD Module Carrier Board

The SE1-PITCH is a peripheral slot card for CompactPCI® Serial systems, equipped with two M.2 sockets for SSD (Solid-State Drive) modules.
One of the M.2 sockets is suitable for a NVMe type SSD module, with a PCIe x4 Gen3 interface for superior data transfer rates. When used as main mass storage device in a system, the NVMe SSD can speed up the overall system performance dramatically. The other M.2 connector can accommodate a classic AHCI SATA style SSD, used e.g. as backup for the NVMe module. The SE1-PITCH is suitable for all module sizes defined by the M.2 specification for SSD drives, up to the 22110 form factor. In order to avoid mix-up, both M.2 sockets are mechanically coded. The NVMe module socket is provided with an M-key, and the SATA module connector features a B-key, according to the PCI Express® M.2 Specification (PCI-SIG).
For optimum NVMe SSD module performance, a PCI Express® x4 enabled backplane slot would be required (e.g. CompactPCI® Express fat pipe slot). In addition, SATA backplane support is needed for the SATA SSD module.

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Ordering Information

  • Carrier card for PCIe x 4 M.2 SSD module (NVMe)
  • additional M.2 SATA socket Suitable for M.2 S1-S5 / D1-D5
  • Carrier card for PCIe x 4 M.2 SSD module (NVMe)
  • additional M.2 SATA socket, front panel I/O 1 x GbE
  • 1 x USB3 Suitable for M.2 S1-S5 / D1-D5


  • PICMG® CompactPCI® Serial standard (CPCI-S.0)
  • Single size Eurocard 3U 4HP 100x160mm2
  • Suitable for CompactPCI® Serial peripheral slot (PCI Express® & SATA enabled)
  • CompactPCI® Serial fat pipe slot or peripheral slot PCIe x4) recommended
  • CompactPCI® Serial backplane connector P1 for PCI Express® x4 and SATA
  • PCI Express® Gen3 (8GTps) redriver for optimum PCIe signal integrity
  • SATA 6Gbps redriver for optimum SATA signal integrity
  • Designed according to PCI-SIG® PCI Express® M.2 Specification (aka NGFF)
  • M.2 NVMe SSD module socket (M-key) pin-out according to ‘Socket 3 PCIe x4 SSD’
  • M.2 SATA SSD module socket (B-key) pin-out according to ‘Socket 2 SATA SSD’
  • M.2 host connectors B-coded, 4.2H (accepts double-sided modules)
  • M.2 module size 22110, 2280, 2260, 2242, 2230, 4.2H (accepts double-sided modules)
  • USB 3.0 front panel connector (ordering option)
  • Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 front panel connector (ordering option)
  • Designed & manufactured in Germany
  • Certified quality management according to ISO 9001
  • Long term availability
  • Rugged solution (coating, sealing, underfilling on request)
  • RoHS compliant
  • Operation temperature 0°C to +70°C (commercial temperature range)
  • Operation temperature -40°C to +85°C (industrial temperature range) on request
  • Storage temperature -40°C to +85°C
  • Humidity 5% … 95% RH non condensing
  • Altitude -300m … +3000m
  • Shock 15g 0.33ms, 6g 6ms
  • Vibration 1g 5-2000Hz
  • MTBF 218.0 years (SE1-0100), 201.1 years (SE1-0200)
  • EC Regulations EN55022, EN55024, EN60950-1 (UL60950-1/IEC60950-1)

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