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PMC Serial ATA Controller & 1.8-Inch Hard Disk Drive
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DE2-TIGER PMC Mezzanine Module

Quad Serial ATA Controller & 1.8-Inch Hard Disk Drive

The DE2-TIGER from EKF is a quad port Serial ATA hostadapter, compliant with SATA 1.0 specification. The PMC mezzanine module can be optionally equipped with an 1.8-inch on-board hard disk drive. Hence the DE2-TIGER is a reliable mass-storage solution for rugged environments, suitable for any CompactPCI or VMEbus PMC carrier boards.

The DE2-TIGER provides an extended BIOS, which enables the module to operate either as boot device, or as additional SATA controller in a system.

In addition, the optional on-board SATA to Parallel ATA bridge allows for attachment of a legacy IDE (Parallel ATA) hard disk drive.

DE2-TIGER SATA (RAID) Controller

DE2-TIGER SATA (RAID) Controller on a PMC Module

The DE2-TIGER provides four separate SATA channels to access storage media such as hard disk drive. On-board SATA connectors are provided optionally for system internal usage. As an alternative, SATA line 0 is dedicated to an optional on-board 1.8-inch hard disk drive by means of the on-board Serial ATA to Parallel ATA bridge. SATA line 1 is alternatively accessible for an external device attached to the front bezel connector.

Also available as an option, the SATA lines 2 & 3 are alternatively wired for rear I/O usage across P4.

Available for download are drivers (RAID and non-RAID) for popular operating systems, e.g. Windows® 2000, Windows® XP, Linux and Netware. A software RAID configuration utility and a BIOS Flash tool complement the software suite.

DE2-TIGER - Block Diagram

DE2-TIGER - Block Diagram
Feature Summary DE2-TIGER
Form Factor PMC Mezzanine Card 149.0 x 74.0mm Single Size CMC Envelope IEEE P1386.1
Controller PCI to 4-port Serial ATA (SATA) host controller (Silicon Image), SATALink 1.5Gbps
SATA Port Assignment
  • Channel 0 available either via on-board connector option SATA-0, or dedicated to the on-board SATA to Parallel ATA bridge (option for 1.8-inch IDE on-board hard disk drive)
  • Channel 1 available either via on-board connector option SATA-1i (i=internal usage), or accessible via SATA-1e (e=external) front bezel SATA connector (option)
  • Channels 2 & 3 available either via on-board connectors SATA-2 & SATA-3 (option), or channels 2 & 3 optionally routed to P1386 PMC connector P4 for rear I/O usage
PCI Interface 32-bit, 33/66MHz, P1386 PMC connectors P11/P12
BIOS On-board Flash, non-RAID or RAID versions, programming tool available for BIOS update
Drivers/Software Windows® 2000, Windows® XP, Linux and Novell Netware, Software RAID (Level 0 = striping , 1 = mirroring, 10 = mirrored stripe), RAID controller function requires changing of standard BIOS to RAID BIOS (BIOS Flash tool available by download)
Typical Power Consumption +3.3V ±5% 0.45A max. (0.9A max. including on-board hard disk)
Thermal Conditions
  • Operating temperature: 0°C ... +70°C
  • Storage temperature: -40°C ... +85°C
Environmental Conditions
  • Humidity 5% ... 95% non condensing
  • Altitude -300m ... +3000m
  • Shock 15g 0.33ms, 6g 6ms
  • Vibration 1g 5-2000Hz
MTBF 0.4 * 106h
Option on-Board Hard Disk Drive 20GB .. 80GB, e.g. Toshiba 1.8-inch embedded drive MK3006GAL 30GB
Ultra ATA/100 4200RPM, average seek time 15ms
Low power 3.3V 1.1W seek, 0.4W active idle
High reliability MTTF 300.000h
Vibration (operating) 2g 15-500Hz
Shock (operating) 500g 2ms half sine wave
subject to technical changes

DE2-TIGER Assembly Drawing

DE2-TIGER - Assembly Drawing
Ordering Information
Please refer to List 22 for popular DE2-*-TIGER SKUs
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