The EX-700 Backplane is based on a fully-switched 8GB/s, x16 PCI Express Gen 3 Bus from the host, also providing independent x8 PCIe Gen 3 buses to each AC-series module mounted on the EX-700 backplane. The EX-700 accommodates up to six single-wide AC-Series modules and forms the foundation of Pico Computing’s scalable and upgradeable architecture.


Use a single EX-700 backplane as a server or workstation accelerator card, or scale up multiple EX-700 backplanes in Pico Computing’s SC6 cluster for truly astounding massively parallel computing performance.

Specification Summary

  • Accepts up to six single wide AC-Series FPGA modules
  • Fully Switched Architecture:
    • x16 PCIe Gen 3 interface to host (8GB/s)
    • x8 PCIe Gen 3 interface to each AC-Series module
  • Low signal noise design
  • Air cooled
  • Separate FPGA loading bus
  • FPGA power supplied separate from PCIe bus
  • Status LEDs
  • Full PCIe Dimensions (L x H):
    • 12.283 x 4.376 (Inches)
    • 312 x 115.15 (mm)
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