PICMG 1.3 - 18 Slots. 4 – x8 PCI Express 1.1, 12 – x4 PCI Express 1.1, 1 – x4 PCI Express 2.0, 1 – x4/x1 PCI Express 2.0. Eighteen Gen 1 and 2 Slots, Large format



  • PICMG 1.3 Series BPX6806 large format backplane supports one PICMG 1.3 processor board and up to eighteen PCI Express option cards. Ideal for short-depth 5U chassis, the BPX6806 backplane is ideal for applications, that require many x16 PCIe gen 1 and gen 2 slots. 
  • All card slots are designed for the Gen3 PCIe electrical interface and are equipped with x16 PCIe mechanical connectors except one of the x4 gen 2 slots is a x8 mechanical connector.
  • The PCIe slots on this backplane route through Gen 1 PCIe switches which increases the number of lanes on this backplane and allow for pier-to-pier communication.



Model BPX6806
Form Factor 20-slot form factor supports one PICMG 1.3 System Host Board
Mechanical Board dimensions: 16.4” x 11.9”
The nominal backplane thickness is 0.080”; however, the backplane mounting holes are recessed 0.018” on the bottom to provide an effective PCB thickness of 0.062” for use in the chassis design process.
Size 16.4″ x 11.9″ (20-slot)
Configuration One, x4 PCIe slot (x16 mechanical) from a Trenton SHB via an IOB31 module
One, x4 PCIe slot (x16 mechanical) driven directly from SHB
Twelve, x4 PCIe slots (x16 mechanical) from PCIe switches
Four, x8 PCIe slots (x16 mechanical) from PCIe switches
See datasheet or mechanical layout diagram for detailed slot routing information.
Card Slots 4 –  x8 PCI Express 1.1 electrical / x16 mech. connectors
12 – x4 PCI Express 1.1 electrical / x16 mech. connectors
1 –  x4 PCI Express 2.0/1.1 electrical / x16 mech. connectors
1 –  x4/x1 PCI Express 2.0/1.1 electrical# / x8 mech. connector
#From IOB3x on SBC / link width SBC dependent
Suggested SHB/SBCs Dual-processor SBCs: BXT7059*, JXT6966*, MCXT, MCXT-E, SLT
Single-processor SBCs: TSB7053, BXTS7059*, JXTS6966*, MCXI, SLI
*Note: PCI Express cards with card lengths of 4.5″ (11.43cm) or less can be used in slot PCIe1 of the backplane.  Card lengths greater than 4.5″ must be used in the other backplane slots.
SHB Configuration PICMG 1.3 Combo or Server-class
Power Indicators +5V, +5V AUX, +12V and +3.3V power connection
Agency Approvals & Compliance Designed for UL60950 and CAN/CSA C22.2 No.60950-00, EN55022:1998 Class B, EN61000-4-2:1995, EN61000-4-3:1997, EN61000-4-4:1995, EN61000-4-5:1995, EN61000-4-6:1996, EN61000-4-11:1994
Environmental Operating Temp:   0°C to 60°C
Storage Temp:  -20°C to 70°C
Humidity:  5% to 90%, non condensing
Trenton’s BPX6806 is a lead free, RoHS compliant backplane.