EKF Elektronik GmbH

Bernd Kleeberg
Sales & Marketing Manager
The SP2-LUTE is a peripheral board for CompactPCI® Serial systems. The board is suitable as a carrier for two PCI Express® Mini Cards, either full- or half-size style, and supports both, USB2.0 based and PCIe based Mini Cards. Up to six SMA antenna connectors are available via the front panel, for MIMO operation of wireless Mini Cards, such as WiFi (WLAN) or WiMax. Two SIM card holders are provided on the SP2-LUTE, e.g. for usage together with GPRS or LTE modem Mini Cards. The SP2-LUTE is equipped with an on-board PCI Express® packet switch and quad PCIe to USB 2.0 bridge, and can be installed into any peripheral slot of a CompacactPCI® Serial backplane. In addition, the SP2-LUTE is provided with an expansion connector, for optional attachment of an on-board low profile mezzanine storage module (EKF C4*- Series), either SATA or USB based.

The SP2-LUTE requires a single PCI Express® lane from the backplane, passed over across the connector P1 to a PCIe packet switch (upstream port). The PCIe downstream ports from the switch are used to supply each Mini Card socket with a PCI Express® lane. In addition, the PCIe switch incorporates a quad port USB controller. Two of the USB channels are dedicated to the Mini Card sockets. Another two USB ports are wired to the mezzanine expansion connector J-HSE for optional usage. By specification, any CompactPCI® Serial peripheral slot may convey a single SATA and a single USB channel, available from the backplane via P1. These ports are both routed to the mezzanine expansion connector J-HSE, in addition to the USB lines from the on-board USB controller. The SATA Rx/Tx signals are reconditioned by a 6Gbps SATA redriver, for optimum performance. A variety of J-HSE compliant C4*-Series low profile mezzanine modules is available as an option.
CompactPCI® Serial > (CompactPCI® Serial) Other