CompactPCI® Serial  Quad Port SAS/SATA 6G Controller

The SS9-RAÏ is a quad-port SAS/SATA 6G controller for PICMG® CompactPCI® Serial systems. It is an assembly unit, comprised of the SK2-SESSION XMC module carrier card, and the DS1-LEOPARD SAS/SATA 6G XMC mezzanine module.
The front panel is provided with a Mini SAS 4x connector (SFF-8088), suitable for attachment of up to four external SAS or SATA storage devices, such as hard disk drives, solid state drives, or streamer tapes. For optimum performance, the SS9-RAÏ requires a Gen2 PCI Express® x 4 link from the CompactPCI® Serial backplane, passed through from the backplane connector P1 via an on-board PCIe redriver circuit to the XMC module connector J15. As an alternate, the SS9-RAÏ can also be operated in a PCIe x 1 peripheral slot.
The on-board XMC module DS1-LEOPARD is equipped with a PCI Express® to SAS controller, compliant to Serial Attached SCSI (SAS-2.0), and in addition to Serial ATA (SATA 3.0). The wide (4x) SAS port provides a high-performance interconnect to SAS storage systems and high-capacity SATA JBOD applications.

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Assembly Elements


  • PICMG® CompactPCI® Serial standard (CPCI-S.0) peripheral slot Card
  • Assembly unit comprising carrier board SK2-SESSION & XMC Module DS1-LEOPARD
  • Single size Eurocard 3U 4HP 100x160mm2
  • CPCI-S backplane connector P1
  • XMC Module carrier board, equipped with XMC connector J15
  • PCI Express® Gen1 (2.5Gbps) or Gen2 (5.0Gbps) supported
  • Bidirectional PCIe redriver/repeater for optimum signal integrity
  • PCI Express® clock buffer for optimum signal integrity
  • XMC Module single-width mezzanine card 149mm x 74mm
  • Stack height 10mm to host board
  • Host I/F connector P15 XMC (Option XMC 2.0)
  • x 1, x 2 or x 4 lane PCI Express® 2.0 (5.0 Gbps) host interface
  • Marvell® PCI Express® 2.0 to SAS-2.0 and SATA-3.0 host controller 88SE9445
  • Four SAS/SATA 6Gbps interface ports (backward support 3Gbps and 1.5Gbps)
  • Native Command Queuing
  • Marvell® drivers available
  • Front bezel Mini SAS connector 4X (SFF-8088) for attachment of external devices
  • Shielded connector, universal key 6, 4, 2 (SAS)
  • Suitable for popular Mini Multilane 4X (SFF-8088) cable assemblies 26-conductors
  • Splitter cable assemblies available from Mini SAS to 4 x SATA (Y-cable Xover/Fanout)
  • Mini SAS 4X cable length 1m, 2m typically, up to 5m on request
  • Designed & manufactured in Germany
  • ISO 9001 certified quality management system
  • Long term availability
  • RoHS compliant
  • Operating temperature 0°C to +70°C (commercial temperature range)
  • Operating temperature -40°C to +85°C on request (industrial temperature range)
  • Storage temperature -40°C to +85°C, max. gradient 5°C/min
  • Humidity 5% … 95% RH non condensing
  • Altitude -300m … +3000m
  • Shock 15g 0.33ms, 6g 6ms
  • Vibration 1g 5-2000Hz
  • MTBF tbd
  • EC Regulatory EN55022, EN55024, EN60950-1 (UL60950-1/IEC60950-1)
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