GiGA Solution

Ideal solution for distributed computing by high-speed communication


GiGA Board

GiGA Board

8 Gbps supported High speed optical communication board

  • 8 Gbps high-speed data communication
  • 128MByte on board as shared memory
  • Up to 64 units can be connected
  • Node distance can be extended up to 150 m * 1
  • All protocol processing realized by hardware
  • Secure reliability of communication data by hardware CRC and hardware retry
  • Predictable communication delay
  • It is possible to identify the cable disconnection point by LED and software
  • Memory transfer is possible without using a CPU with a built-in DMA controller
  • Doorbell function to request interrupt to other modules
  • 1 KByte shared register for transferring small capacity data and status.
  • PCI Express 2.1 × 4
Model name APX-742B
Host I / F PCI Express 2.1 (2.5GT / s) × 4
Communication format Optical fiber / 4.25 Gbps × 2 ch
Transmission speed: 8.5 Gbps
Transmission mode: MultiMode
Laser type: 850 nm VCSEL
Laser safety standard: Class 1
Maximum node distance: 150 m * 1
Communication connector & cable Fiber diameter: 50 μm / 62.5 μm
Connector type: LC connector
Communication protocol Proprietary protocol
Transfer speed (design value) Theoretical value: 800 MByte / s
(communication part maximum value)
Data transfer delay time About 420 ns (TYP), excluding cable delay
Maximum number of connections 64 nodes
Communication controller (implemented in FPGA) AVAL DATA original protocol
Memory capacity 128MByte
Shared register 1KByte
External dimensions (excluding protrusions) 167.65mm × 111.15mm
Power consumption + 12V 1.5 A (Max) Excluding Inrush, ripple current
Usage environment * 2 Temperature: 0 ℃ to 50 ℃
Humidity: 35% to 80% (no condensation)
Supported OS Windows / VxWorks / Linux
※1: The distance between nodes varies depending on the fiber diameter (50 μm / 62.5 μm) of the optical cable to be used.
※ 2: Storage environment temperature: -20 ℃ ~ 70 ℃, humidity: 35% ~ 80% (no condensation)Notes)
– The specifications and appearance stated are subject to change without notice.
– The Power consumption does not include inrush current.
– In order to use the product correctly, be sure to read the instruction manual before using the product. In addition, use the product under conditions applicable to the product warranty.
APX – 742B, APX – 742A – 1 and APX – 742 are connected only. If you are interested in using other platforms please contact us

GiGA CHANNEL Model-specific connection list