EKF introduces the SBF-CROSSOVER, a peripheral slot card for CompactPCI Serial systems, equipped with four USB 3.0 controllers, and two Gigabit Ethernet NICs, all wired for front I/O. In addition, a PCI Express Mini Card socket is provided on-board, which can be used e.g. for a fieldbus I/O module such as CAN-FD. Furthermore, a quad port UART is available for RS-232 or RS-485 communication.
The SBF-CROSSOVER can be installed into any PCI Express enabled peripheral slot of a CompactPCI Serial backplane. All on-board devices are PCI Express based. The front panel USB and Ethernet jacks are wired to individual controllers each, thus achieving the full data throughput on all connectors concurrently. Hence, the SBF-CROSSOVER is a multi-purpose solution, suitable e.g. for edge computing.