XE501 I/O Controller
Gen 6 (32/16Gb) Fibre Channel I/0 Controller
The Emulex XE501 storage I/O controller (IOC) by Broadcom provides a fully integrated, flexible, high performance solution to support a broad range of 32Gb Fibre Channel enterprise-class storage systems.
The XE501 is the industry’s first optimized Fibre Channel IOC featuring a PCIe Gen3 x8 system bus that delivers up to dual-port 32Gb FC (GFC), or quad-port 16GFC, providing the ultimate in flexibility for storage system providers. The XE501 provides the performance to simultaneously support target and initiator modes, while also supporting the data integrity and scalability features that enterprise-class storage systems require.
|Power Supply||0.9V, 1.05V, 1.8V|
|Package Type||25 mm x 25 mm package size; 572-ball Flip Chip Ball Grid Array (FCBGA); 1mm pitch|
|Host Bus Type||PCIe Gen3 x8|
|PORT CONFIGURATION||2 Port 32GFC I/O controller, 4 Port 16GFC I/O controller|
|Industry Standards||Additional support is available from OEMs and partners, FC-DA, FC-DA-2, FC-GS-6, FC-LS-2, FC-SP-2, FCP-4, Fibre Channel class 3, Legacy ANSI/IETF standards: FC-PH, PCIe base spec 3.0, PCIe card electromechanical spec 3.0, PHP hot plug-hot swap, SBC-3, SPC-4, SSC-4|
|Cable Support||100m at 32Gb on 50/125 μm OM4 MMF, 20m at 32Gb on 50/125 μm OM2 MMF, 70m at 32Gb on 50/125 μm OM3 MMF, Operating at 32Gb|
|Optics||Short wave lasers with LC type connector; operates with long wave optics|
|OS Support||Additional support is available from OEMs and partners, Oracle Solaris, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server, SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server, VMware vSphere, Windows|
|Optical Data Rates||28.05 Gb/s (32GFC) 14.025 Gb/s (16GFC) ; 8.5 Gb/s (8GFC); 4.25 Gb/s (4GFC) (automatically detected)|