No Limit
Bandwidth
Ver. 26E
PICMG 1.0 / 1.2
PICMG (PCI Industrial Computer Manufactures Group) 1.0/1.2
Back to 1994, PICMG released the PICMG 1.0 PCI/ISA specification that separates
expansion slot as backplane from mainboard and turns key parts of mainboard into
Single Board Computer. This special form factor features lower mean time to repair
(MTTR), easy to upgrade, more expansion slots for ISA and PCI add-in cards.
After few years, PICMG released PICMG 1.2 in 2002, which removed support of
ISA and moved component side to follow PCI orientation. And the dual expansion
bus could be any combination of PCI and PCI-X, therefore, the important message
unveils the tremendous decreasing of ISA cards and higher I/O bandwidth
requirement of applications.
PCI Express Introduction
Clock
Selectable Width
Device B
Ref.
Device A
Packet
Ref.
Clock
Packet
Figure 1: A PCI Express link uses transimit and receive signal pairs
Bus Bandwidth/Pin
Megabits/sec per pin
250
200
150
100
50
0
PCI
PCI-X AGP&X
1X
4X
8X
16X
PCI Express
Figure 2: Comparsion of I/O Bus Bandwidth Per Pin
Year 2003, Intel® launched her first PCI Express chipset that drawn everybody's
attention. What is PCI Express? PCI Express, previously called 3GIO (3rd
Generation I/O) was created to keep the pace with faster processor for balanced
data streaming. It moves from the earlier PCI single parallel data bus to an
assembly of serial, multiple point-to-point wired and individually clocked lanes.
A Link represents a dual-simplex communications channel between two devices.
The fundamental PCI Express Link consists of two, low-voltage, differentially driven
signal pairs: a Transmit pair and a Receive pair. Once initialized, each Link must
operate at one of the supported signaling levels.
For the first generation of PCI Express technology, there is only one signaling rate
defined, which provides an effective 2.5 Gigabits/second/Lane/direction of raw
bandwidth. Multiple Lanes may aggregate for scalable bandwidth, and denoted by
xN where N may be any of the supported Link widths. The PCI Express Base
Specification Revision 1.0a addressed operations for x1, x2, x4, x8, x12, x16 and
x32 Lane. The bandwidth of an x8 Link for example is 20 Gigabits/second of raw
material in each direction.
Bandwidth of PCI, PCI-X, and AGP Buses
Bus and Frequency
x1
x4
x8
Figure 3: Mechanical drawings of different PCI Express slots
266 MB/sec
66-MHz PCI
266 MB/sec
532 MB/sec
100-MHz PCI-X
Not applicable
800 MB/sec
133-MHz PCI-X
Not applicable
1 GB/sec
2.1 GB/sec
Not applicable
PCI Express Bandwidth
PCI Express Implementation
Encoded Data Rate
Unencoded Data Rate
x1
5 Gbps
4 Gbps (500 MB/sec)
x4
20 Gbps
16 Gbps (2 GB/sec)
x8
40 Gbps
32 Gbps (4 GB/sec)
x16
80 Gbps
64 Gbps (8 GB/sec)
Clock
Selectable
width
Figure 4: PCI & PCI Express architecture comparsion
Device B
Ref.
Device A
PCI Express
Device A Device B Device C
Data
Clock
Control
Peak 64-Bit Transfer Rate
133 MB/sec
AGP8X
x16
PCI Bus
Peak 32-Bit Transfer Rate
33-MHz PCI
Ref.
Clock
Benefit of PCI Express is not only bandwidth, advantages such like low pin count
(small slot); software compatible with PCI & PCI-X (no need special OS); built-in
QoS (prioritize quality of service); support both internal and external expansion
(designed for chip-to-chip, SHB-to-backplane, or box-to-box interconnection) are
factors that helping its quickly growth.
PICMG 1.3 (SHB ExpressTM) Overview
6.60" Max.
As a solution, PICMG organization started development of new standard in last year
that adopts PCI Express as external expansion.
PICMG 1.3, so called "SHB Express" takes component side as ISA card that
means it is the same as PICMG 1.0. Such setting makes signal routing among
processor, memory controller hub and memory is more smoothly and it can
leverage chassis design for PICMG 1.0.
4.98"
Max.
Connector B
B
Connector
Connector A
A
Connector
Optional
Same as PICMG 1.2 (ePCI-X), SHB Express defined both full-size and half-size
SHB.
Figure 5: Dimension drawing of half-size SHB
13.33" Max.
Slot for full-size SHB is combination of dual PCI Express x16 (Connector A & C)
and dual PCI Express x8 slots (Connector B & D); one PCI Express x16
(Connector A) and one PCI Express x8 (Connector B) for half-size SHB.
Therefore, this new standard does not compatible with either PICMG 1.0 or 1.2.
4.98"
Max.
Optional
Optional
Connector D
Electrical Function of edge connectors:
Connect A & B: PCI Express Link; configuration could be one x16 or two x8
or one x8 and two x4 or four x4
Connect C & B: Additional power and I/O
Connect D: One 32-bit PCI(-X) bus
Optional
Configuration
A0
(x16)
A2
(x8)
A3
(x4)
A0
(x8)
A2
(x4)
c1
c2
c4
A1
(x4)
Ref Clks
for all Ports
(up to 8 Clks)
A0
(x4)
x4
first x8
(Ref Clks)
x4
x8
(Ref Clks)
first x4
(Ref Clks)
first x4
second x4
fourth x4
B3 B2 B1 B0
(x1) (x1) (x1) (x1)
(Ref Clks)
x16
second x8
fifth x4
A0
(x4)
third x4
second x4
A backplane should plumb the PCIe in the following order to maximize interoperability:
c5
8th
7th
6th
5th
4th 3rd 2nd 1st
SHB
Off course, higher I/O bandwidth is introduced by this new form factor. Take, for
example, applications like flight simulation, gaming, medical are need high
performance graphics engine. In past, both PICMG 1.0 & 1.2 are not support AGP
port on backplane. So, the only solution is having the graphics controller on-board.
However, space and thermal constrain the power of graphics engine. For these
applications, PICMG 1.3 is the solution that allows system to include latest and
mighty graphics add-in card with PCI Express x16 interface.
LSR
LBT
Figure 8: PCIe Inseration loss
B
PICMG 1.3
PCI Express x16 graphics card utilization is just one merit of SHB Express standard.
More than that, versatile backplane could fulfill your special requirement
immediately. With native expansion interfaces that support by SHB, switch or
bridge can be design-in to have more PCI Express slots or different kind of
expansion bus such as PCI-X and PCI.
LBR
PCI Express Connector
IPMB (Intelligent Platform Management Bus) and SMBus are also reserved for
connection of system management possibility
Backplane Features
Backplane
LST
PCI Express Connector
Miscellaneous I/O ports such as USB, SATA and Gigabit Ethernet can be routed
to backplane that features more reliable signal quality and minimum length of
cables.
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Connector A
Table: PCIe Link Configurations
c3 thired x4
* Specifications are subject to change without notice.
* All trademarks, logos, brand names and company
names are the property of their respective owners.
Connector B
Figure 6: Dimension drawing of full-size SHB
More +12V power input pins are defined in PICMG 1.3 because new Intel
Pentium 4 processor consumes more than 100W and the efficiency is lower for
utilized +5V transformation. By the way, 20A up current leads transformation
circuit generating more heat; therefore, life-time of the SHB will decrease
accordingly.
Insertion loss of serial type signals are also limited in the specification due to the
edge connectors is break point of impedance, therefore, serial type signal has
reflection and attenuation issues.
Connector C
ROBO-8910VG2A
Intel® Pentium® 4 or Celeron® D processor
based PICMG 1.3 SHB with DDR2 533 SDRAM,
VGA, Dual Gigabit Ethernet and Audio
CF socket
Additional power source
+12V power connector
IDE connector
Parallel port
FDD port
Two 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets
Dual COM port
Dual USB port
Four SATA ports
Dual USB Port dedicated
for KB/MS
Dual GbE port
VGA port
Intel® 915GV
mPGA478 socket
FEATURES
High quality and reliable design for wider range
Intel® Pentium® 4/Celeron® D processor support
mission critical operation
Intel® 915GV chipset with high performance
integrated graphics, backed up by Intel® IPD's
long product life support
Intel® new integrated engine GMA 900
provides better display quality and effects
thru faster engine and SGI OpenGL 1.4,
Microsoft DirectX 9.0 support
Four SATA 150 ports for high speed storage
interface and easy routing of cable
Support four PCI Express x1, and four PCI
expansion via backplane (additional one PCI
Express x16 by project based)
Intel® ICH6
GENERAL
Processor
CPU & Package: Intel® Pentium® 4 or Celeron® D processor in the mFCPGA
package
FSB: 800/533MHz
Chipset/Core Logic
Intel® 915GV and ICH6
System Memory
Up to 2GB DDR2 533/400 SDRAM on two 240-pin DIMM sockets
BIOS
Award BIOS
Storage Devices
EIDE: Support two EIDE devices with Ultra DMA 100/66/33
SATA: Support four SATA 150 drives
Solid State Disk
- One type II CF socket on primary EIDE channel
- Bootable for no drive on primary channel
Watchdog Timer
Programmable via software from 0.5 sec. to 254.5 min.
Expansion Interface
- Four PCI Express x1
- Four PCI
Hardware Monitoring
System monitor (fan, temperature, voltage)
Power Requirement
Typical: +5V@3.49A; +12V@7.57A
Dimension
Dimension : 338.5(L) x 126.39(W) mm; 13.33"(L) x 4.98" (W)
PCB: 8-layer
Environment
Operating Temperature: 0 to 60oC
Storage Temperature: -20 to 80oC
Relative Humidity: 5% to 90%, non-condensing
MTBF
115,533 hrs
I/O
ORDERING GUIDE
Standard
ROBO-8910VG2A
Socket 478 Pentium® 4 or Celeron® D processor
based PICMG 1.3 SHB with DDR2 SDRAM, VGA,
Dual Gigabit Ethernet and Audio
Optional
PA-M1AU
Multimedia kit with audio and dual USB port
PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse with Bracket
PS/2 keyboard/mouse connectors on bracket
MIO
Two serial(selectable RS232/422/485 x1), one parallel
IrDA
IrDA1.0
Ethernet
- Dual 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T Ethernet
- Dual RJ-45 connectors with two LED indicators
Audio
AC’97 2.2 Audio
USB
Eight USB 2.0 ports (four ports through backplane)
Keyboard & Mouse
Two USB 2.0 ports on bracket for keyboard & Mouse
DISPLAY
Graphic Controller
915GV integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 900 (GMA 900)
Graphic Memory
Dynamic share system memory up to 224MB (Intel® DVMT 3.0) or static share
system memory up to 128MB
Display Interface
Display resolution up to 2048x1536 @ 85Hz refresh
ROBO-8911VG2A
Intel® Pentium® M or Celeron® M processor
based PICMG 1.3 SHB with DDR2 SDRAM,
VGA, Dual Gigabit Ethernet and Audio
Dual COM port
Intel® 915GM
Additional power source
TV-out connector
Parallel port
CF socket
FDD port
LVDS panel connector
IDE connector
Dual SATA port
Dual USB Port dedicated
for KB/Mouse
Dual GbE port
+12V power connector
VGA port
Two 200-pin DDR2 SODIMM sockets
FEATURES
ROBO-8911 offers flexible 400MHz and 533MHz
FSB selection of Intel® Pentium® M / Celeron® M
that features high computing power with low heat
Intel® ICH6
Dual USB port
GENERAL
Processor
CPU & Package: Intel® Pentium M or Celeron M processor in the mFCPGA package
FSB: 533/400MHz
Chipset/Core Logic
Intel® 915GM and ICH6
System Memory
Up to 2GB DDR2 533/400 SDRAM on two 200-pin SODIMM sockets
Intel® new integrated engine GMA 900
provides better display quality and effects
thru faster engine and SGI OpenGL 1.4,
Microsoft DirectX 9.0 support or adapts the latest
external PCI Express x16 interface graphics
card via backplane
BIOS
Award BIOS
Storage Devices
EIDE: Support two EIDE devices with Ultra DMA 100/66/33
SATA: Support four SATA 150 devices (two through backplane)
Solid State Disk
One Type II CF socket on primary EIDE channel
Watchdog Timer
Programmable via software from 0.5 sec. to 254.5 min.
Support dual view function via VGA, LVDS and
TV interfaces
Expansion Interface
- One PCI Express x16
- Four PCI Express x1
- Four PCI
Four SATA 150 ports for high speed storage
interface and easy routing of cable (project
based support RAID 0, 1 or Intel® Matrix
Storage)
Hardware Monitoring
System monitor (fan, temperature, voltage)
Power Requirement
Typical: +5V@3.1A; +12V@1.2A
Dimension
Dimension : 338.5(L) x 122(W) mm; 13.33"(L) x 4.8" (W)
PCB: 8-layer
Environment
Operating Temperature: 0 to 60oC
Storage Temperature: -20 to 80oC
Relative Humidity: 5% to 90%, non-condensing
MTBF
91,855 hrs
Support four PCI Express x1, one PCI
Express x16 and four PCI expansion via backplane
I/O
ORDERING GUIDE
Standard
ROBO-8911VG2A
Socket mPGA479M Pentium® M or Celeron® M
processor based PICMG 1.3 SHB with DDR2
SDRAM, VGA, Dual Gigabit Ethernet and
Audio
Optional
PA-M1ATU
Multimedia kit with audio, TV-out and USB ports
PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse with Bracket
PS/2 keyboard/mouse connectors on bracket
MIO
Two serial (selectable RS232/422/485 x1), one parallel
IrDA
IrDA 1.0
Ethernet
- Dual 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T Ethernet
- Dual RJ-45 connector with two LED indicators
Audio
AC'97 2.2 Audio
USB
Eight USB 2.0 ports (four through backplane)
Keyboard & Mouse
Two USB 2.0 ports on bracket for keyboard & mouse
DISPLAY
Graphic Controller
915GM Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 900 (GMA 900)
Graphic Memory
Dynamic share system memory up to 224MB (Intel® DVMT 3.0) or static share
system memory up to 128MB)
Display Interface
CRT: Up to 2048x1536 mode
LVDS: Single/Dual 18-bit LVDS channel support
TV: Up to 1024x768 resolution supported for NTSC/PAL
AREMO-4185
19” 4U industrial rack-mount chassis
GENERAL
Construction
Heavy-duty steel with aluminum front panel
Drive Bay
External: 5.25”x3
Internal: 3.5” HDD x2
Card Retainer
Three locations for one card retainer
Air Filter
Cooling Fan
One front replaceable air filter
Indicator
Switch
Power on/off x1, HDD x1
Speaker
One 8
Connector
Four USB ports on the front panel
Standard Color
Silver, Black
Dimension
482(W) x 461(D) x 177(H) mm; 19”(W) x 18.1”(D) x 7”(H)
Weight
Net: 13.5 kg; Gross: 14.5 kg (32 lb)
One 12 cm and one 8 cm ball-bearing cooling fans
Power on/off x1, System reset x1
speaker
PBPE-13A8 Top View
PBPE-13A8
BACKPLANE
Expansion
- 1-slot PCI Express x16
- 8-slot PCI (dual PCI bandwidth)
- 3-slot PCI Express x1
MIO
- Four USB ports
- Dual SATA port
Power
24-pin ESP12V power connector
ORION-D4601NP
POWER SUPPLY
PBPE-13A8 Block Diagram
PCI Slot (4)
PCI Express x16 Slot (1)
Bridge
PCI Slot (4)
SHB Slot
Input Voltage
90V ~ 264V AC, full range
Input Frequency
47 ~ 63 Hz
Input Current
9A@115V, 5A@230V
Efficiency
>60%
Holdup Time
16 ms at full load
Over Voltage Protection
+5V@5.7 ~ 7.0V; +3.3V@3.9 ~ 4.5V; +12V@13.6 ~ 16.0V
Over Power/Load Protection
Output power over 110% ~ 150%
MTBF
100,000 hrs
EMI & Safety Approval
UL, cUL, TUV, CE, FCC
Temperature/Humidity
Operating: 0 ~ 40oC, 20 ~ 90%RH
Storage: -20 ~ 60oC, 5 ~ 95%RH
Dimension
150(W) x 140(D) x 86(H) mm; 5.9"(W) x 5.5"(D) x 3.4"(H)
PCI Express x1 Slot (3)
ORION-D4601NP
ENVIRONMENT
Operating Temperature Range
0 to +55oC
Storage Temperature Range
0 to +70oC
Relative Humidity
5% to 95%, non-condensing
Vibration
5~7 Hz: 0.5" double amplitude displacement
7~2000 Hz: 1.5g acceleration
AREMO-2173EA
19” 2U industrial rack-mount chassis
GENERAL
Construction
Heavy-duty steel
Drive Bay
External: Slim type CD-ROM x1, front accessible 3.5" HDD x2
Air Filter
One front replaceable air filter
Cooling Fan
Two 8 cm ball-bearing fans
Indicator
Power on/off x1, HDD x1
Switch
Power on/off x1 (with a protection cap)
System reset x1
Speaker
One 8
Connector
Two USB ports equipped on the front panel
Standard Color
Silver, Black
Dimension
482(W) x 441.6(D) x 88.4(H) mm; 19"(W) x 17.4"(D) x 3.5"(H)
speaker
PBPE-06V Left/Right View
PBPE-06V
BACKPLANE
Left View
Expansion
- 1-slot PCI Express x16
- 4-slot PCI Express x1*
MIO
- Four USB ports
- Dual SATA port
Power
24-pin ESP12V power connector
"*" : Only 3-slot PCI-Express x1 available in AREMO-2173EA
Right View
PBPE-06V Block Diagram
PCI Express x16 Slot (1)
SHB Slot
ORION-D3501P
POWER SUPPLY
Input Voltage
90V ~ 264V AC, full range
Input Frequency
47 ~ 63 Hz
Input Current
6A@90V
Efficiency
>68%
Holdup Time
17 ms at full load@25oC
Over Voltage Protection
+5V@7V; +3.3V@4.3V; +12V@15.6V
Over Power/Load Protection
Output power over to 110% ~ 140%
MTBF
75,145 hrs
EMI & Safety Approval
UL, TUV, CE, FCC, CB, CSA, SEMKO, FIMKO
NEMCO, DIMCO
Temperature/Humidity
Operating: 0 ~ 50oC, 20 ~ 85%RH
Storage: -40 ~ 70oC, 10 ~ 90%RH
Dimension
150(W) x 140(D) x 86(H) mm; 5.9"(W) x 5.5"(D) x 3.4"(H)
PCI Express x1 Slot (3)
ORION-D3501P
ENVIRONMENT
Operating Temperature Range
0 to +50oC
Storage Temperature Range
-40 to +70oC
Relative Humidity
5% to 95%, non-condensing
Vibration
5~7 Hz: 0.5" double amplitude displacement
7~2000 Hz: 1.5g acceleration
Design & Manufacturing Service
Since PICMG 1.3 is brand new standard, so there are not so many backplane
and systems on the market for your choice. However, the powerful SHB
Express can have versatile expansion thru the high-speed I/O interface - PCI
Express.
As mentioned above, the expansion could be native PCI Express and PCI
supported by SHB or more PCI Express link that extended by switch, PCI-X
that extended by bridge. For different applications, those expansion interface
and slot number could vary accordingly. As a result, exist backplane or even
chassis that designed for PICMG 1.0 may not adequate.
45 Days
Portwell is the leading company who provide not only boards and backplane
of PICMG 1.x but also chassis and power supply. Having kernel SHB of
PICMG 1.3 that Portwell provided, we can easily develop backplane and
system dedicated to your needs.
The customized backplane can be created within 45 working days and
modified chassis that based on portfolio of Portwell chassis once the
specification settled down.
Customer
PICMG 1.3 Selection Guide
Chassis
AREMO-2173EA
AREMO-4185
Form Factor
19" 2U Rack-Mount
19" 4U Rack-Mount
Drive Bay
External
3.5" HDD x2 + Slim CD-ROM x1
5.25" x 3
Internal
N/A
3.5" HDD x 2
8cm x 2
8cm x 1; 12cm x 1
Indicator
Power on/off x 1
HDD x 1
Power on/off x 1
HDD x 1
Switch
Power on/off x 1
System reset x1
Power on/off x 1
System reset x1
Cooling Fan
Front exchangeable
Front exchangeable
Two USB ports on the front panel
Four USB ports on the front panel
Air Filter
Connector
Sliver, Black
Sliver, Black
482(W) x 441.6(D) x 88.4(H) mm
482(W) x 461(D) x 177(H) mm
Standard Color
Dimension
Backplane
PBPE-06V
PBPE-13A8
SHB Slot
1
1
PCI Slot
N/A
8
PCI Express x1 Slot
3
3
PCI Express x16 Slot
1
1
24-pin ESP12V
24-pin ESP12V
84mm x 331.94mm
292.59mm x 327mm
ORION-D3501P
ORION-D4601NP
Power Connector
Dimension
Power Supply
Watt
Input Voltage
Input Frequency
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