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We need a Longer Cable. Is it even Available ?

 
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ANT1MAN
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:14 pm    Post subject: We need a Longer Cable. Is it even Available ? Reply with quote

The MXO2 is a great product, but it is lacking a longer cable to make it really convenient.

I'm sure this issue must have been addressed before, but since no Matrox Newsletter has been sent about this subject, I'm re-addressing the forum about it.

Thanks for letting me know.

Cheers !

A.
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Andy Mees
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi A.

The cable that connects the unit to the host is just a standard 1 meter PCIe x1 cable which you can pick up from many computer parts outlets and/or easily pick up online. Although longer cables are available you should bear in mind that the maximum officially supported cable length for the MXO2 is 3 meters, beyond which you may have trouble with the signal integrity.

Here are a few links to get you going:
http://www.onestopsystems.com/pcie_over_cable_acc_c.html
http://www.startech.com/item/PCIE1X3-3ft-PCI-Express-1x-External-Cable.aspx
http://www.molex.com/molex/products/datasheet.jsp?part=active/0745760007_CABLE_ASSEMBLIES.xml&channel=Products&Lang=en-US

If you really need longer cable runs then you might try PCIe over fibre, but I've not heard of anyone using such a solution with the MXO2 so there's no specific record (to my knowledge) of success or failure with such a solution:

http://www.onestopsystems.com/pcie_fiber_optic.html (this ones a x4 solution as opposed to x1)
http://www.adnaco.com/products/s2/?gclid=CNvIpsmgiZgCFQ4ZewodJHdACg

Hope it helps
Andy
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