SolStar VME Sub System

General Info

The SolStar PCIe/PCI-VME sub-system from Solflower Computer allows existing VME 6U boards to connect to any PCI/PCIe-based Sun computers via StarFabric bridge technology. The SolStar PCIe/PCI-VME subsystem consists of a PCIe/PCI or optional PMC host card and a 7U 19" rackmount chassis, housing 21 VME slots. The VME chassis connects to the Sun host via two shielded CAT6 cables with RJ45 connectors. The Sun host and VME expansion unit can be placed up to 40 feet apart. The SolStar PCIe/ PCI-VME is compatible with VME-64 and supports UltraSPARC Solaris, Solaris x86 from Sun Microsystems.

Solstar VME System

Product Features


  • 1 x PCIe/PCI Express interface
  • VME-64 interface with Syscon and arbitration functions integrated
  • Standard CAT6 cable up to 40 feet in length
  • 21-slot Chassis with built-in auto-jumper select for easy test/integration
  • DC fan tray module integrated with 600W power supply
  • Build in hardware byte-swap to reduce software overhead
  • Byte-swap function can be turned of for SPARC applications

Product Photos

  • Solstar VME Sub System
  • Solstar VME Sub System Front Panel
  • Solstar VME Sub System Front Panel 2
  • Solstar VME Sub System 2
  • Solstar VME Sub System 3
  • Solstar VME Sub System Package
  • Solstar VME Sub System Backplane

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