CEM-to-SlimSAS PCI-Express® 4.0 adapter card evaluation module
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CEM2SLIMSAS-EVM is a PCI-Express 4.0 x16 to two x8 SlimSAS (SFF-8654) adapter. It enables DS160PR810EVM-RSC and other Texas Instruments PCI-Express 4.0 redriver or retimer riser card evaluation modules to interface to up to four U.2 solid state drives (SSDs) using comercially available SlimSAS (SFF-8654) to U.2 (SFF-8639) cable assemblies.  It features Texas instruments LMK00334 PCI-Express 4.0 clock buffer for distributing the PCI-Express 100 MHz reference clock to downstream SSDs.  It also allows flexible assignment of the PCI-Express side band signals using jumpers.

  • Supports PCI-Express 4.0 1 x4, 2 x4, and 4 x4 bifurcation
  • Two x8 SlimSAS (SFF-8654) connectors
  • LMK00334 PCI-Express 4.0 clock buffer
  • Flexible assignment of PCI-Express side band signals

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TI Devices (5)

Part Number Name Product Family
DS160PR410  4 channel PCI Express gen-4 linear redriver  Interface 
DS160PR412  PCIe® 4.0, 16-Gbps, 4-channel linear redrivers with integrated 1:2 demux  Interface 
DS160PR421  PCIe® 4.0, 16 Gbps, 4-channel linear redrivers with integrated 2:1 mux  Interface 
DS160PR810  PCIe® 4.0, 16 Gbps, 8-channel linear redriver  Interface 
DS160PT801  PCIe® 4.0, 16 Gbps, 8-Lane (16-Channel) retimer  Interface 

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