The A33606 design allows platform builders to use the SAS expander ports in any combination 9 x4 wide ports, 4 wide ports and 20 target disks, etc. And access a variety of enclosure management services including standard 4-pin fan supply/controls, GPIO pins for sensors and LED drivers, thermal monitoring, SGPIO interfaces on all internal SFF-8087 connectors, and an RS232 management port.
The A33606-PCI card is a plug-and play solution, requiring no circuit design or complex software development, but is powerful enough to be extended and expanded to scale up to your design needs. 2 External SFF-8088 connectors (x4 SAS lanes each). 7 Internal SFF-8087 MiniSAS connectors (x4 lanes SAS each with SGPIO side-band). SGPIO support for all SAS lanes. 3 x standard 3-pin Fan Supply/Control headers.
10-pin100mil GPIO header for I/O & LED control. Detailed product information and support from Astek web site.
The item "Astek A33606-PCI 6Gb/s SAS Expander Controller Card 6Gbps 6G (3GB/s Compatible)" is in sale since Thursday, September 25, 2014. This item is in the category "Computers/Tablets & Networking\Computer Components & Parts\Interface/Add-On Cards\Port Expansion Cards". The seller is "scsi4me" and is located in Manassas, Virginia.This item can be shipped worldwide.