PCI-Express (PCIe) Expansion Boxes
Magma's patented PCI and PCI Express technology allows cards within the expansion system to appear seamlessly as if they were plugged directly into the host computer. A wide range of expansion systems are available for use with laptops or rackmount servers.
Amplicon and Magma have teemed up to provide a range of 4U rackmount Ventrix expansion systems. Powered by Magma, these systems incorporate Amplicon industrial chassis and power supplies, to deliver greater robustness, reliability and are even more cost effective!
PCI and PCIe x1 to PCI/PCIe expansion systems provide additional PCI/PCIe slots for desktops, workstations and servers. This capability can overcome the problem with new servers that do not support 5.0V PCI expansion cards and enables existing 5.0V PCI cards to be kept in service or to use a PCIe x1 interface to accommodate a PCIe x16 card.
The new Magma EB4-1U and EB7 PCIe expansion systems are rackmount PCI Express expansion chassis, EB4-1U and EB7. These provide expansion via a PCIe x8 host card to 4 and 7 slots PCIe x16 slot rackmount chassis, respectively.
Thus, Amplicon can now provide a full range of PCI and PCI Express expansion systems as listed below.
- Portable PCI Express expansion
- Rackmount PCI Express expansion
- Portable PCI expansion
- Rackmount PCI expansion
As well as external PCI and PCIe expansion systems, we also offer PCI expansion board sets for OEM inclusion. If you need any advice on PCI expansion, please contact our industrial computing sales engineers today.
EB1H + F - 1 x PCI-Express (PCIe) Slot
The ExpressBox (EB1H) and ExpressBox Pro (EB1F) provide portable ways to add a half-length or full-length PCIe x16 slot, respectively, to your laptop, PC or industrial computer. These expansion systems will provide numerous industries, including audio & video editing, satellite communications, data acquisition, test & measurement, with truly portable systems, weighing less than 2kg. The robust metal enclosure acts as armour for your valuable PCI Express (PCIe x1, PCIe x4, PCIe x8 or PCIe x16) card. These expansion systems come with ExpressCard or PCIe x1 host card options ..... Datasheet
EB4 - 4 x PCI-Express (PCIe) Slots
This 4 slot PCI to PCI expansion system is the most compact way to add PCI Express slots and additional storage to your laptop, PC or industrial computer. When used as a desktop unit, the chassis can support the weight of a monitor. When used as a rackmount unit the chassis occupies just 2U of rack space. This system also comes with drive bays for 4 internal HDDs. The PCI Express slots support x1, x4, x8 and x16 PCIe cards *. This versatile 4 slot PCI Express expansion system is the ideal solution for both portable computer and full-size desktop computer users. * Slots speeds are PCI Express x4 ..... Datasheet
EB1-U - 4 x PCI-Express Slots - 1U Formfactor
This 1U rackmount PCI Express expansion system provides 4 PCIe x16 slots in a 1U system and supports all PCI Express (PCIe) form factors *. For rackmount industrial computers or servers, this system is ideal where more PCI Express expansion is required from a single PCIe x8 or PCIe x16 slot. This system consists of a PCIe x8 host card, a 1m cable and a 1U chassis. The unit is automatically configured by the system BIOS making all of the 4 hot-pluggable PCIe x16 slots appear transparent to the host computer. This system comes with built-in slide rails and a 250W redundant power supply as standard. * Slots speeds are PCI Express x4 ..... Datasheet
Ventrix-4000-PCIe - 7 x PCIe Slots with more Options
The new Ventrix expansion systems are powered by patented Magma technology. Housed in the special Amplicon industrial 4U rugged steel chassis, these systems also feature a high quality industrial power supply with redundant power option, to give trouble free 24/7 operation. System cooling is achieved by two industrial hot swap fans, together with a washable dust filter. In addition this chassis supports a number of drive bays, which can be utilised with a plug-in SATA controller card. The Ventrix 4000 PCIe supports up to seven PCIe cards (x4 speed) ..... Product Video + Datasheet
ExpressBox 16 - 16 x PCIe Slots Expansion System (Gen 2)
When you want more I/O capacity and you need it to be fast, Magma’s ExpressBox 16 expansion chassis offers sixteen PCIe 2.0 (aka PCIe Gen2) slots in a 4U rack-mount enclosure. A super-fast x8 (40Gbps) or x16 (80Gpbs) PCIe connection to the host computer server helps eliminate workflow bottlenecks ..... Datasheet
Seamlessly expand your server or workstation with PCI Express slots
- Add (16) slots through a single host slot
- Use any combinations of x1, x4, x8 and x16 cards
- Supports speeds up to 80Gbps
- x8 or x16 interconnect options
- 850W, 1700W or 850W redundant power supply
High Bandwidth Expansion
Magma's ExpressBox 16 is the simplest solution to seamlessly increase the number of PCI Express® slots available to your server or workstation. ExpressBox 16 expands one host PCIe® slot to sixteen slots by extending PCI Express signals over a high-bandwidth x8 or x16 connection to an external Magma enclosure.
ExpressBox 16 consists of a pair of interface cards (x8 or x16), an iPass cable and a 4U rack-mount expansion chassis. The Magma expansion chassis is automatically configured by the System BIOS, with the expansion slots appearing transparently on the host compute.
- Transparent extension of PCI Express signals outside the computer
- Industrial solution for adding up to sixteen PCI Express slots to one computer
- Use any combination of PCIe x1, x4, x8 and x16
- Attach full-length PCI Express cards computers with limited card space
- Low profile host card allows for easy installation in low profile computers
- Supports peer-to-peer transfers between cards in the expansion chassis to provide full bandwidth potential among I/O cards
- Daisy chain or fan out multiple expansion chassis to one computer
- Easy “Plug and Play” installation
- LEDs on backplane indicate: active link, speed (Gen 1 or Gen 2), partial or complete lane training
- High-speed x8 or x16 interconnection
- Industrial 4U rack-mount enclosure
- Four dedicated cooling fans Thermistor controlled fan speeds reduce unnecessary noise
- Multiple power supply options with auxiliary power connectors to support cards requiring more than 75 Watts
- Automatic power-up control by computer
- CE certified and FCC Class A verified
- RoHS compliant
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