External PCIe Cable Module

Part Number: 
QTL2058

Perform automated cable hot-swap and fault injection on SFF-8644 based PCIe cables.

External PCIe Cable Module - Front
External PCIe Cable Module - Angle
External PCIe Cable Module - Rear

Product Information

The External PCIe Cable Module is an automated solution for hot-swap testing and fault injection on external PCIe cables. Automation provides easier, faster and more detailed testing. Consistent, repeatable results reduce time to market and improve reliability. Cables conforming to the “PCI Express External Cabling Specification Revision 3.0” are supported.

The Torridon System integrates into existing test setups. Enclosure manufacturers, RAID developers, and testing labs all benefit from improved test coverage. This enables engineers to work more efficiently, giving higher confidence and lower outgoing failure rates.

This module requires purchase of a separate controller.

Features

  • Automate hot swap of an external PCIe cable
  • Create faults such as time-outs and data errors
  • Simulate intermittent faults
  • Improve test coverage while decreasing duration
  • Ideal for bench testing, debugging, and evaluation
  • Up to 4 modules can be rack mounted in 1U.

Technical Specification

  • Supports: PCI Express External Cabling Specification Revision 3.0
  • 1ms timing resolution on all switches
  • 10us pin-bounce resolution on all switches
  • 50ns PRBS or user sequenced glitch pulses on all lines
  • Requires Torridon Array Controller or Interface Kit
  • Individual control over power, management and data signals.
  • A custom, fully wired, cable is supplied to ensure the module is transparent when in use

Below is the pinout for the module and custom cable:

0.5M Custom Cable

QTL2058

Connector

Connector

IN

Signal

Switching Type

OUT

A1

C1

C1

CADDR

Switch and Internal

A1

A2

C2

C2

CINT#

Switch and Internal

A2

A4

C4

C4

PERp0

Signal Switch

A4

A5

C5

C5

PERn0

Signal Switch

A5

A7

C7

C7

PERp3

Signal Switch

A7

A8

C8

C8

PERn3

Signal Switch

A8

B1

D1

D1

PWR

9.7A Max Switch

B1

B2

D2

D2

CBLPRSNT#

Switch and Internal

B2

B4

D4

D4

PERp1

Signal Switch

B4

B5

D5

D5

PERn1

Signal Switch

B5

B7

D7

D7

PERp2

Signal Switch

B7

B8

D8

D8

PERn2

Signal Switch

B8

C1

A1

A1

CMISCL

Switch and Internal

C1

C2

A2

A2

CMISDA

Switch and Internal

C2

C4

A4

A4

PETp0

Signal Switch

C4

C5

A5

A5

PETn0

Signal Switch

C5

C7

A7

A7

PETp3

Signal Switch

C7

C8

A8

A8

PETn3

Signal Switch

C8

D1

B1

B1

PWR

9.7A Max Switch

D1

D2

B2

B2

MGTPWR

Switch and Internal

D2

D4

B4

B4

PETp1

Signal Switch

D4

D5

B5

B5

PETn1

Signal Switch

D5

D7

B7

B7

PETp2

Signal Switch

D7

D8

B8

B8

PETn2

Signal Switch

D8

Product Variants

QTL2058

This is the basic module.

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