Module Enables PCIe Expansion
Consisting of a PCIe host card, cable, and chassis, Magma’s ExpressBox² (EB2) seamlessly expands the available PCIe slots of desktops, workstations, servers, and laptops. The unit supports communication bandwidth between host and EB2 chassis of up to 20 Gbps in each direction in simultaneous transmit and receive mode; automatic power-up control of the chassis by the host, and hot-swappable PCIe slots. The 1U product can daisy-chain as many slots as host configuration will allow, and is able to be connected to laptops through ExpressCard interface. The device is appropriate for server manufacturers, system integrators, and audio/visual or storage solutions providers.