Thunderbolt 3 is the exciting new high-speed 5 GB/s interface standard that provides the ability to utilize our highest performance PCIe instruments with compact PC systems with limited or no PCIe expansion slots such as:
All GaGe high-speed PCIe Digitizers are supported by this new Thunderbolt 3 expansion platform.
|Thunderbolt 3 provides the largest bit-rate capacity interface possible at up to 40 Gbps (5 GB/s) over a USB-C connector to support a variety of protocols including PCI Express (PCIe).
In Thunderbolt 3 mode, up to four lanes of PCIe Gen3 is supported for a maximum rate of 32 Gbps (4 GB/s); making it an ideal match for optimal data transfer performance of high-speed GaGe PCIe Gen3 Digitizers to connected PC devices.
A PC system device with an active Thunderbolt 3 port is required to connect to the Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Expansion Box, which is supplied with an included Thunderbolt 3 USB-C cable, for proper operation. Standard USB ports will not work with this Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Expansion Box.
The Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Expansion Box features a single PCIe Gen3 x4 (x16 mechanical) slot that supports a full-height full-length single or double width PCIe card. Power and cooling to support high-performance PCIe instrument cards is ensured with a built-in 650W power supply unit, internal 120mm exhaust cooling fan, and panel ventilation. The chassis also features a convenient top carry handle for ease of portability.
With the new Thunderbolt 3 interface, the best performance will be obtained by using our PCIe Gen3 products, the 16-bit 1 GS/s RazorMax Express or 12-bit 6 GS/s EON Express. We are offering these in a pre-configured package that includes the Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Expansion Box and Thunderbolt 3 cable, bundled as a single part number. These models are detailed in the table above.
The Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Gen3 Expansion Box can be ordered as a bare unit for use with any PCIe model GaGe Digitizer.
Thunderbolt 3 is an exciting new high-speed interface standard, so please contact our sales team for recommendations on Thunderbolt 3 capable PC devices, or to check whether your PC solution is compatible.
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