M9537A AXIe Embedded Controller - Data Sheet

M9537A AXIe Embedded Controller - Data Sheet
Keysight Technologies
M9537A AXIe Embedded Controller
2.8 GHz Quad-Core, 8 GB
Data Sheet
Introduction
The Keysight Technologies M9537A is a second-generation AXIe embedded controller which enables new
capabilities such AXIe wide PCIe ® support, multiple 4K video outputs, and optional high speed disk cache. It is
designed for high performance, compact AXIe systems.
The embedded controller is a powerful, one-slot module that easily integrates into hybrid test systems using
the GP-IB, USB, and LAN front panel interfaces. Built upon a high-performance Intel Core i7 quad-core
processor with Hyper-Threading Technology, it is perfect for high-performance applications and multi-tasking
environments.
Key Features
–– Intel i7-6820EQ 2.8 GHz quad-core processor with Hyper-Threading Technology
–– Single-slot AXIe controller module
–– Front removable 240 GB solid state drive
–– 8 GB DDR4 RAM memory standard with an option for 16 GB
–– Gen 3 x16 PCIe link to the AXIe backplane providing up to 16 GB/s max data bandwidth from CPU to AXIe
backplane (actual data bandwidth depends on chassis capability)
–– Front panel connection connections: four USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, two LAN (10/100/1000), three
4K-capable DisplayPort 1.2, and GP-IB.
–– x8 Gen 3 PCIe IPASS connector on the front for controlling a second AXIe chassis or connection to RAID
storage
–– 64-bit Windows 7 operating system
High Performance Hardware Platform
Based on the high performance Intel i7 processor with Hyper-Threading Technology, the M9537A embedded
controller is ideal for multi-threading environments and multi-chassis systems.
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Intel i7-6820EQ
Quad-Core
Processor
DDR4 2133 MHz SODIMM
NVMe SSD
M9537A FRONT PANEL
PCIe x16 Gen 3
GPIB
GPIB
Controller
GbE
GbE
Controller
PCIe x1
GbE
GbE
Controller
PCIe x1
DMI 3.0
PCIe x1
PCIe Gen 3
Switch
PCIe x1 Gen 2
USB 3.0 x4
USB 2.0 x2
PCIe x8 Gen 3
PCIe x16 Gen 3
Intel QM170
DisplayPort x3
SSD
PCIe x4
Gen 3
SATA III
PCIe retimer
Figure 1. M9537A AXIe embedded controller block diagram
Quad-core processor
The 6th-generation Intel i7-6820EQ quad-core processor
offers superior CPU, graphics, enhanced security and media
performance. Built into the M9537A embedded controller, it
provides:
–– Lower power consumption, higher performance per watt,
faster loading times for demanding applications, with best
multitasking performance
–– Intel Hyper-Threading Technology offers a total of 8
simultaneous threads
–– Direct media interface (DMI) 3.0 with 8 GT/s data bandwidth
in each direction
–– Improved GPU acceleration, with up to 40% better graphics
performance with 4K video playback capability.
–– Greater security, including Intel Software Guard Extensions
(Intel SGX) and Intel Memory Protection Extensions (Intel
MPX).
–– The provided Microsoft Windows Embedded 7 operating
system takes full advantage of the processor’s capabilities.
PCIe x8 Gen 3
GbE
Controller
GbE
AXIe Backplane Connectors
DDR4 2133 MHz SODIMM
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Memory
The M9537A embedded controller has two 260-pin SODIMM
memory sockets which support DDR4-2133 RAM. Each socket
can support 8 GB or 16 GB memory modules for a total memory
capacity of 32 GB. The standard configuration utilizes a single
8 GB memory module.
Solid-state drives
Secure environments benefit from the easily accessible, front
removable 240 GB solid state drive (SSD) that is secured with
front panel thumb screws. The SSD provides a faster boot time
and is immune to vibration damage that mechanical drives may
experience.
The optional NVM disk cache provides higher-speed data storage
for measurement data. The NVMe™ drive utilizes a x4 PCIe Gen 3
interface resulting in a maximum sequential read/write speeds of
2200 MBps/900 MBps. This is approximately 4x the performance
of the SATA SSD.
The M9537A embedded controller does not provide the chassis
management functions of an AXIe system module such as the
embedded system module in the M9502A and M9505A or the
M9521A used with the M9514A chassis. But once installed in the
AXIe chassis, it has direct access to the AXIe backplane and can
be used in place of an external host PC.
Easy maintenance and support
The M9537A embedded controller can easily be updated. The
SSD can be installed or removed via the front panel without the
need for tools. The SSD includes a recovery partition that can be
used to restore the drive to factory default conditions. A spare
SSD and carrier with all standard software components is also
available (Y1266A). With the controller uninstalled from a chassis,
SODIMM memory and the NVMe drive are easily accessed.
Video
Built-in Intel HD graphics provides exceptional performance
and supports up to three 4K monitors. Up three monitors are
supported using the front panel DisplayPort connectors. For
highest (4K) performance, use the optional Y1262A DisplayPort
cable. For configuration flexibility, the optional Y1261A DisplayPort
to DVI adapter is available. However, this adapter does not
support 4K graphics.
Peripheral I/O
The M9537A embedded controller front panel connections include
two USB 2.0 and four USB 3.0 connections, two Gigabit Ethernet
ports, and GPIB. Additionally, a x8 PCIe connector is included
for connecting to external RAID data storage or for AXIe system
expansion.
AXIe compliance
The M9537A embedded controller is built to support the latest
AXIe wide PCIe standard while providing backward compatibility
with a chassis that is compliant to the original AXIe-1 standard.
This means it can support an AXIe chassis with PCIe fabrics
ranging from x4 Gen 2 to x16 Gen 3. In addition to the PCIe fabric,
the embedded controller also provides an Ethernet channel for
access to the AXIe Ethernet fabric.
Figure 2. Removable SSD, included with M9537A embedded controller.
Software Overview
The controller supports the Microsoft Windows Embedded
7 (64-bit) which is installed along with AXIe chassis drivers,
Keysight I/O libraries, VISA, Keysight Connection Expert, and I/O
monitor software.
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Technical Specifications
General characteristics
Standards compliance
AXIe 1.0 base architecture specification
Chassis slot compatibility
For M9502A 2-slot or M9505A 5-slot AXIe chassis: Insert M9537A in slot 1 (AXIe 1.0 secondary hub slot).
Both chassis include an integrated system module. M9502A and M9505A require FW revision 1.3.42 or greater.
For M9514A 14-slot chassis: You may insert the M9537A in slots 1-6 and 8-14.
The M9521A AXIe system module must be in slot 7.
Controller characteristics
CPU
Intel i7-6820EQ quad-core
CPU threads
8
CPU clock frequency
2.8 GHz
Chipset
Intel 5520/ICH10R
Video
Type
Intel HD graphics 530 with 1.7 GB max video memory
Maximum resolution
DP: 3840x2160 @ 60 Hz
DVI:1920x1200 @ 60 Hz (with Y1261A)
Display port adapters to other display standards are available in the market.
Maximum resolution achieved is dependent on the adapter chosen.
Memory
L2 cache
8 MB
RAM type
Two DDR4-2133 260-pin SODIMM Sockets
RAM capacity
8 GB standard, 16 GB optional, 32 GB maximum
System storage
Type
2.5" SSD
Interface
SATA III
Size
240 GB
Optional high-speed disk cache
Type
2.5" NVMe SSD
Interface
PCIe x4 Gen 3
Size
400 GB
Operating system support
Windows 7 64-bit
Pre-loaded software
Operating system and Keysight I/O libraries and AXIe chassis drivers
Mechanical
Form factor
1-slot AXIe
Size
30.48 mm W x 322.25 mm H x 280 mm D
Weight
2.9 kg (6.4 lbs)
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Technical Specifications
Electrical characteristics
Current input
3.5A @ 48 V, nominal
Power dissipation
166 W
I/O characteristics
Front panel connections
USB
Two USB 2.0 (type A) and four USB 3.0
Ethernet
Two 10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ45 connector)
Video
Three DisplayPort 1.2
PCIe
x8 Gen 3 x8 iPass
GPIB
Micro-D 25-pin
AXIe backplane I/O
PCIe Link
Configuration
Base configuration: x4 Gen 2
Max configuration: x16 Gen 3
Configuration selected based on chassis capability
Max data bandwidth
Up to 16 GB/s (Gen 3) depending on chassis capability
Ethernet
Environmental characteristics
One 10/100/1000BASE-T channel
1,2
Operating
Storage
Temperature
0 ˚C to 55˚C
-40 ˚C to 70 ˚C
Altitude
Up to 10,000 ft (3048 m)
Up to 15,000 ft (4572 m)
Humidity
Type-tested at 95%, +40 ˚C (non-condensing)
90%, +65 ˚C
Shock and vibration
Operating random vibration: type-tested at 5 to 500 Hz, 0.21 g rms
Survival random vibration: type-tested at 5 to 500 Hz, 2.09 g rms
Regulatory Characteristics
EMC
IEC 61326-1 1. Samples of this product have been type tested in accordance with the Keysight Environmental Test Manual and verified to be robust against the environmental stresses of storage, transportation and end-use. Those stresses include but are not limited to temperature, humidity, shock, vibration, altitude and
power line conditions.
2. Test Methods are aligned with IEC 60068-2 and levels are similar to MIL-PRF-28800F Class 3
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Definitions
Specification
Warranted performance. Specifications include guardbands to account for the expected statistical performance distribution, measurement uncertainties,
and changes in performance due to environmental conditions. All specifications and characteristics apply over the operating environment outlined in the
“Environmental and Regulatory” section of this data sheet. In addition, the following conditions must be met:
–– Instrument is within its calibration cycle if calibration is required.
–– Instrument has been stored for a minimum of 1 hour within the operating temperature range prior to turn-on and after a 30 minute warm-up period.
Characteristics
Characteristics describe product performance that is useful in the application of the product, but that is not covered by the product warranty. Characteristics are often referred to as Typical or Nominal values.
Typical
Expected performance of an average unit when operated over a 20 to 30 °C temperature range. Typical performance is not warranted. The instrument
must be within its calibration cycle if calibration is required.
Nominal
Nominal describes representative performance that is useful in the application of the product when operated over a 20 to 30 °C temperature range.
Nominal performance is not warranted.
Additional information
All data are measured from multiple units at room temperature and are representative of product performance within the operating temperature range
unless otherwise noted.
The specifications contained in this document are subject to change.
GbE (2)
Removable
2.5” SSD
x8 Gen 3
PCIe
GPIB
Figure 3. M9537A embedded controller front panel connections.
USB3.0 (4)
Display
Port (3)
USB2.0 (2)
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Ordering Information
Software
Model
Description
Model
Description
Supported
operating systems
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)
M9537A
AXIe high performance embedded controller
M9537A-M08
Memory, 8 GB
Instrument drivers
included
M9502A, M9505A, and M9514A
M9537A-M16
Memory, 16 GB
Keysight IO
libraries
Includes VISA libraries, Keysight Connection Expert,
IO monitor
M9537A-WE6
Windows Embedded Standard 7 (64 bit)
M9537A-NVM
Ultra-high-speed 400 GB NVMe disk cache
Related Products
Model
Description
M9502A1
AXIe chassis: 2-slot with integrated system module
M9505A
AXIe chassis: 5-slot with integrated system module
M9514A
AXIe chassis: 14-slot
M9521A
AXIe system module
1
1. M9502A and M9505A require FW revision 1.3.42 or greater
Accessories
Model
Description
Y1206A
USB keyboard and mouse
Y1260A
GP-IB cable
Y1261A
Display port to DVI adapter
Y1262A
Display port cable
Y1266A
Spare SSD with carrier: WES 7/64, 240 GB
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