SAS Mezzanine Board


(XMC x8 / PMC RAID Controllers)

Product Highlights

✵ Dual core 1200MHz ROC I/O processor

✵ One PMC/XMC sites supporting PCI-X or PCIe x 8

✵ Support up to 8 external SAS ports 6Gb/s throughput at each port

✵ Supports up to (128) 3Gb/s SAS,SATA or SSD drives using SAS expanders

✵ Support up to 512MB DDR2-533 cache

✵ Support optional battery backup module (BBM)

✵ Board level hardware encryption

✵ SES2, SMP and SGPIO enclosure management

✵ Redundant flash image for adapter availability

✵ Dual SFF-8470 front panel connectors

✵ Front panel LEDs for global fault and activity

✵ Broad operating support including Windows, Linux (open source),FreeBSD (open source), Soaris (open source), Mac and VMware

XMC x8 / PMC RAID Controllers

The ARC-1680P is a high performance reconfigurable PMC/XMC (PCI Mezzanine Card) that is ideal for ruggedized systems requiring high bandwidth storage. It is based on the Intel IOP348 controller, equipped with 8 ports of either SAS or SATA connectivity at 3.0 Gb/s per ports. Features include high performance dual core IOP348 I/O processor, 512MB DDR2-533 memory and high speed PCI-X or PCIe x8 interface. A heat-sink is provided adequate cooling for the Intel IOP348 I/O controller and conducts heat to front bracket. ARC-1680P can be used on Video/IR systems and Signal Intelligence, etc. Application areas can be found in markets such as medical, military, aerospace and automation.

  XMC x8 / PMC RAID Controller
Host Bus Interface PCIe x8 Lane XMC or PCI-X/PCI PMC (5V PCI not supported)
Ports 8 x external
Drive Connectors 2 x SFF-8470
Data Transfer Rate Up to 3Gb/s per port
Cache Memory 512MB on-board DDR2-533 SDRAM with ECC protection
BBM Support ARC-6120BA-T113
Physical Dimensions 140(L) x 74(H) mm
Power Dissipation Typical: 12.02W
Operating Temperature 0 °C to 60 °C
Operating Humidity 10% to 85%, non-condensing
RAID Levels RAID level 0, 1, 10(1E), 3, 5, 6, 30, 50, 60, Single Disk or JBOD
RAID-on-Chip Controller Dual Core RAID-on-Chip 1200MHz
Key Features
  • Multiple RAID selection
  • Online array roaming
  • Online RAID level/stripe size migration
  • Online capacity expansion and RAID level migration simultaneously
  • Online volume set growth
  • Disk scrubbing/ array verify scheduling for automatic repair of all configured RAID sets
  • Instant availability and background initialization
  • Support global and dedicated hot spare
  • Automatic drive insertion/removal detection and rebuilding
  • Redundant flash image for adapter availability
  • Support intelligent power management to save energy and extend service life

Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Red Hat Linux, Centos Linux, SUSE Linux, Fedora, Debian Linux, Ubuntu Linux
  • XenServer
  • unRAID
  • FreeBSD
  • OpenBSD
  • VMware ESXi
  • macOS
  • Management Monitor

    McRAID Storage Manager

  • Web-based GUI management utility
  • Remote configuration, monitoring, and notification
  • Graphical-based management utility

  • McRAID Utility

  • Command-line interface
  • CIM provider for VMware
  • API code support
  • McBIOS Configuration Utility

  • Legacy configuration utility
  • Flashable BIOS support

  • Monitors/Notification

  • 8 sets individual fault connector, and alarm buzzer
  • A set of on-board 8 LEDs for each activity and fault
  • 2 global HDD activity/fault connector
  • Serial bus output for activity/fault
  • SNMP
  • SMTP
  • Downloads

    File Version Date
    ARC-1680P Specification 1.0 2015/08/13
    CLI Utility User Manual 5.2 download icon 2022/01/04
    ArcSAP User Manual 4.2 2020/11/03
    SNMP User Manual 1.0 2011/06/20
    File Version Date
    ARC-1680P firmware 1.51 2012/07/04